Expo 2020 Dubai legacy plan to be unveiled at Cityscape

Visitors to the show will be able to explore how the Expo site will be used after 2021


The future plans for the use of the Expo 2020 Dubai site after it closes its doors in April 2021 will be revealed at Cityscape Global 2017, according to the UAE state news agency WAM.

The real estate show is set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 11th to 13th September.

The development of the Expo site post-2021 has been a central part of the planning process since Dubai first won its bid to host the Expo, WAM said.

However, until now, the name of the site, its plans, details and vision have not been publicly revealed. Visitors to Cityscape will however get a first glimpse of how the site will be used in the future.

“Visitors will be able to explore the future in interactive pods at the Expo’s prominent exhibition and find out how they can be a part of the future of the site, beginning in 2021,” WAM reported.

Marjan Faraidooni, Senior Vice-President of Legacy Impact and Development at Expo 2020 Dubai, said, “The question that everybody has asked me when I have been speaking about the Expo has been, ‘So, what happens after Expo 2020’s doors close in April 2021’? At Cityscape Global 2017 the public will find out.

“There are four strands to the legacy – reputational, social, physical and economic – and next week, you will see how we have integrated all of these into the long-term future of the Expo site in Dubai South,” she added.

“Expo 2020 Dubai is an Expo for our whole region, and we see it as an opportunity for people near and far to benefit from the innovations and ingenuity that will be integral to its success.

“We have learned a great deal from the highs and lows of previous World Expos, from the very beginning in London in 1851 to those of recent decades. It was very clear that what happens after an expo is as important as what happens during the six months’ duration itself,” Faraidooni added.

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