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Saudi Arabia unveils Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion design

The Kingdom’s pavilion will be the second largest at the expo, covering an area of 13,069 sqm

Saudi Arabia has revealed the design for its Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion on Sunday. It is said to cover an area the size of two football pitches, second in size only to that of the UAE pavilion.

The Kingdom’s pavilion will have a façade that opens like a large window to give visitors an experience of the country’s history and transformation . The distinctive and memorable structure will symbolise the nation’s welcoming character, heritage and unlimited drive, a statement from the expo organisers said.

HE Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri, Minister of Economy and Planning, Saudi Arabia said: “This extraordinary and innovative design perfectly captures the determination of the Kingdom to fulfil its promise of being an ambitious nation while conveying a message of dynamism and partnership to the world.”

“All Saudis can be proud of the vision that this ground-breaking pavilion will deliver to the world, and we look forward to inviting global citizens to share in the exciting story of our thriving and vibrant society,” added Al Tuwaijri, who is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Committee for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai.

The pavilion was designed by Boris Micka Associates, a Seville-based firm known for its expertise in museum and exhibition design. With an exhibition space of 13,069 sqm, the pavilion will showcase the balance between the nation’s history, culture and natural wonders and its ambition and innovation for the future. Construction began in February 2019.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at Expo 2020 will offer visitors a chance to experience the country’s rich heritage and culture, while demonstrating how our region is working together to create a better future for everyone,” concluded HE Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau.

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