Expo 2020 Dubai: What visitors will miss the most

Expo 2020 Dubai: What visitors will miss the most

With just a few days left for the mega fair to shut its doors, Expo 2020 Dubai has given visitors everything they could ask for and more.

However, a few of them have been to the event numerous times. Khaleej Times spoke to some loyal visitors to learn what they will miss the most.

The world-encapsulated

Almost every country has a pavilion at the Expo. Every pavilion displays the country's innovation in technology, nature and/or mobility. Gitesh Inamdar has visited the Expo over a hundred times, earning the loyal visitor award.

“It is like visiting the country itself if not physically, but virtually,”

Nahla Abdul Lateef, a mother of two, also shared her thoughts on what she would miss the most.

“I can say that I have been to world tour. I could understand how different countries tackle global issues and also the countries own issues,”

“I will always remember the Republic of Marshall Island pavilion, because it cries for help to the rest of the world to save them, as it is sinking,”

Learning affair

Expo 2020 Dubai is a great place to learn. With every visit, one can take away a new lesson on the world. Another loyal visitor, Abhishek Rajut, has visited more than 60 times. Rajut attended conferences and conducted business activities aside from leisure.

“My seven-year-old daughter learnt about a lot of countries, their culture. She skipped her school for many days to visit the expo because it really is a now or never learning experience,"

“Being a technology enthusiast, my mind was blown with the technology that exists in the world. It has made me to learn more and more to secure our future."

Melting pot of cultures

Each country brought its culture along to the Expo. Showcased through performances of dance, art and other events, the mega-fair truly was a shining example of coexisting peacefully.

Inamdar said,

“There are many cultures that resembles the culture we follow in India. Something like Indonesia and Thailand. I was much surprised to see that,”

“There are a lot of things I embraced in my life, that will make me eventually a better person. I will miss learning about more cultures, but surely, I will explore."

Always a celebration

Each pavilion was celebrated the mega fair. Be it through cultural events or national occasions. Visitors say that each country's national day celebration and the air shows will surely be missed.

The Expo passport

Visitors were elated to get their Expo passports stamped at the exit of each pavilion. A white passport was given to those who had collected at least a 100 stamps.

Inamdar said,

“The white passport will serve as memorabilia to me. It a moment of pride owning one,”

Cultural events and concerts

Expo 2020 Dubai brought in many renowned artists from across the globe like Coldplay, K-pop stars, Marshmello, Atif Aslam, Nora Fatehi and many more.

Corporate meetings and business deals

The Expo wasn't just a place for leisure and learning, as several business deals took place in the global fair.

Ratuj said,

“I managed to get a revenue and business for my company. I met a lot of people who shared breakthrough ideas with me, which will eventually benefit me in future,”

Family time

Catering to all ages, the mega-fair had something for everyone, making it the ideal place for family.

Nahla Abdul Lateef said,

“My husband used to drop me and my daughter to the site in the mornings and pick us up in the evenings. We spent a good family time, will surely stay with us as a memory,”

Harmony among all

Many visitors have said and believed that Expo 2020 has set an example on how people from various nationalities have come together to laugh, get entertained and interacted to make the event a success.

Inamdar said,

“Same can be applied throughout the world, which will eventually make world a peaceful and better place to live,”

The happy vibe

Nahla said,

“Every moment at the Expo 2020 Dubai has been cheerful and happy,”

Inamdar and Abhishek also said that they have made a lot of friends.

Inamdar said,

“The happy and positive vibe at the Expo 2020 will surely be missed,”

News Source: Khaleej Times

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