DUBAI: The Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited the pavilions of Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Russia at Expo 2020 Dubai on Sunday. He praised the Gulf’s strong presence at the Expo, saying it provides the global community with an important opportunity to learn more about the region’s culture, heritage and civilization as well as its aspirations to achieve the global excellence in a range of industries, according to the United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM).
“We have a rich civilization and cultural heritage which gives us a solid foundation for realizing our modern ambitions and aspirations. The groundbreaking projects launched in the Gulf region aim to advance the goal of improving human happiness and helping to create a glorious future for the world.
“Expo 2020 provides a unique platform to build bridges of understanding and engagement between diverse cultures and markets across the world,” said Sheikh Mohammad, as quoted by WAM. He was accompanied during the visits of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; Sheikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai; Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council; and Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Upon their arrival at the Kuwait Pavilion, Sheikh Mohammad and his entourage were warmly welcomed by the Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information Munirah Al-Howaidi, Deputy Undersecretary Faisal Al-Motalakem and the Director of the Bader Al Pavilion. -Enzi. They watched a panoramic screen displaying a range of landmarks from traditional to contemporary across 5,600 square meters of area providing a cross-sectional view of the focus on sustainability, history, tradition and the contemporary growth and prosperity of the country.
Under the theme “New Kuwait, New Opportunities for Sustainability” and located in the Sustainable District, the pavilion showcases Kuwait’s rich past and its future sustainability goals, as well as the economic diversity that fosters business innovation. The pavilion’s list of events includes exhibits, performances and speakers, all of which showcase Kuwait’s past, present and future in accordance with Kuwait Vision 2035 (also known as “New Kuwait”).
The pavilion offers visitors a spectacularly choreographed theatrical performance, illustrating Kuwaiti culture and tradition. Along with its thematic cultural programs, the pavilion shows how Kuwait has made great strides in technology, innovation, environmental sustainability and development over the past decades. The pavilion design is reminiscent of a sand dune and the country’s famous water towers, which represent Kuwait’s vast deserts and seaports.
Under the theme “Density Weaving Opportunities”, the Bahraini pavilion aims to create images of loom needles and the density of a fabric woven in the traditional way. In its structure, 126 stems become weaving needles that represent the history of traditional Bahraini craftsmanship, simultaneously integrating multiculturalism into the social fabric through food. Physical and interactive exhibits give visitors a first-hand look at innovative technologies used in the manufacture of carbon fibers and glass fibers – woven composite materials used in several industries, including automotive and construction.
Bahrain’s rich pearl heritage will be on display at the pavilion in October and November. The main area of the pavilion is an open underground space of experience and innovation. The unique architecture and multiple live weaving stations benefit from constant activity, similar to a laboratory of innovation and multiple experiences.
Also located in the Opportunity District, the Qatar pavilion pays homage to the country’s coat of arms, which is rooted in its rich history and cultural heritage. The wide shape of the Qatar flag echoes the essence of this badge, through a design that exudes movement, mobility, strength and tradition. The pavilion design offers a modern interpretation of Qatar’s progressive outlook, according to the WAM report.
Organized under the theme: “Qatar: the future is now”, the pavilion aims to reflect the country’s pioneering position in driving change. The pavilion also highlights the pioneering megaprojects that have been completed to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, in addition to the incentives and investment opportunities provided by Qatar as part of its economic diversification plans.
His Highness also visited the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, which tells stories of the country’s scientific and cultural heritage carefully preserved over past centuries. It also showcases the work of the brightest minds behind the latest leading Russian-made technology aimed at making our future better.
With the theme “Creative Mind: Driver the Future”, the pavilion presents the best Russian creative projects, as well as a changing exhibition of regions of the Russian Federation. A dome-shaped structure, the outer shell of the Russian pavilion is made up of a multitude of interwoven multicolored wire-shaped tubes.
The combination of many bright colors and the constant change of direction of the threads create the feeling that they have no beginning and no end, symbolizing the endless process of cognition and the rapid speed of progress. First held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, Expo 2020 Dubai is home to the pavilions of 192 countries participating in the event as well as those of various organizations from around the world. ; it opened on Friday and lasts 182 days until March 31, 2022. – KUNA