Covid: Dubai Expo 2020 to be both virtual and in-person

Covid: Dubai Expo 2020 to be both virtual and in-person

The Dubai Expo 2020 will run on hybrid model, offering both physical as well as virtual experience to visitors in the UAE and around the world due to the outbreak of the pandemic.

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has increasingly moved towards digital with major business events taking place virtually. Expo 2020 Dubai will also be offering both in-person and virtual experiences to the visitors, hence making the event safer for the visitors during the pandemic.

“Since its inception, Expo 2020 Dubai has been committed to harnessing cutting-edge technology to provide visitors with an enriched experience, both onsite and wherever they may be in the world,” said an Expo 2020 spokesperson. Given the impact of the pandemic over the past year, we have been working hard to refine our virtual offering as a complement to the physical event. A Virtual Expo will act as sneak peek and reach audiences who are unable attend due to distance or special circumstances, widening the reach of Expo both digitally and physically."

The six-month upcoming exhibition will be the largest business event to be held since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. The expo will run from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 following a year’s delay.

Initially, it was estimated that 25 million people will visit the six-month long event. As a precautionary measure, now visitors will also have may opt for virtual experience of the mega event.

“We are committed to ensuring that every visitor’s experience, whether digital or physical is special. We want to leverage tomorrow’s technology to excite and inspire, creating entirely new types of experiences, a first for a World Expo. We remain committed to bringing the world together and look forward to sharing more of our exciting plans for Expo 2020 Dubai in due course,” said the spokesperson.

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