By Mariam Mushtaq
DUBAI: The theme of the Expo is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. The expo will also have three subthemes: opportunity, mobility, and sustainability, each with its own pavilion.
The aims is to raise public awareness, to share change, to encourage progress and to convey experiences in its own field.
Participating in Expo allows countries to create a fleeting miniature world, a microcosm of global progress and dialogue. Expos provide a unique and international stage to engage in cultural diplomacy and interact with the host country, other participants, potential tourists, trade partners and investors.
Expo 2020 Dubai is the Universal Exhibition that is held in the United Arab Emirates from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, the first of its kind to be held in an Arab country.
It presents three sub-themes that elaborate and illustrate how the UAE is “connecting minds, creating the future”: through sustainability, mobility, and opportunity
Expo 2020 Dubai will be a celebration of human brilliance and achievement. It will be an opportunity for people to connect from different corners of the world, to experience the best of art, culture, geography, science, technology, innovation and invention and to set into motion millions of new thoughts and ideas that will make a lasting impact in our lives.
Pakistan @ The Expo 2020
The Pakistan pavilion showcases a ‘rich tapestry’ of the country’s art, culture and tradition. The narrative of the Pakistan Pavilion reflects the poetic way in which the past, present and future are woven together as a tapestry that reveals the rich and layered history, culture, people and traditions of this land, while also highlighting the immense potential and possibilities it holds for the future,
Steeped in history and culture, the Pakistani pavilion is divided into eight key spaces where visitors can experience the country’s best-kept hidden treasures ranging from its vibrant handicrafts to its stunning topography and lip-smacking food.
Some of the high-profile visitors to the pavilion included Abdul Razak Dawood, advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for Commerce & Investment and a Federal Minister, who toured the pavilion in the afternoon and stayed on till late evening.