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First pavilions rise from Expo 2020 Dubai construction site

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Team shortlist31 Oct 2017 AT 09:50 AM
Rendering of the Expo 2020's Pavilion District
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Rendering of the Expo 2020's Pavilion District
Rendering of the Expo 2020 site
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Rendering of the Expo 2020 site
Rendering of Al Wasl Plaza
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Rendering of Al Wasl Plaza

When news first broke that Dubai would be hosting the prestigious Expo, it sent the nation into a state of celebration which was followed by months of planning that has since been followed by years of construction and development.

And, now, Expo 2020 officials have announced that the first pavilions of the Expo 2020 have surfaced above ground level which means that in just a few short months, we will finally be able to see the vision of the Expo site become a reality.

The construction phase of the pavilion district, which will feature a total of 136 pavilions that will be used by countries, non-government organisations (NGO) and commercial partners, began in March after Dubai-based construction company, Al Futtaim Carillion was awarded an AED2.2 billion contract.

Speaking on the site’s progress, the vice president of Real Estate and Delivery at Expo 2020 Dubai, Ahmed Al Khatib said: “The first superstructure – buildings that have reached above-ground level – to emerge in the theme districts marks a key milestone in our journey to Expo 2020. It is an exciting period because these are areas of the Expo site that will be experienced and enjoyed by millions of people from around the world.”

He added: “We are making great progress in the construction and marking this milestone already means we are right on schedule.

“The pace of work on the site is accelerating. We already have 17 different projects underway and more will be coming on stream in the next few months, particularly from April 2018, when participant nations begin to take over their plots and start constructing their pavilions.”

Aside from pavilions, the Expo 2020 site will feature its very own neighbourhood called District 2020, a multi-purpose project called Al Wasl Plaza, its very own metro route, Route 2020, and more, much, much more.

Once the already iconic site is complete, it is expected to welcome more than 25 million visitors over a period of six months – the running time of the Expo 2020.

Until then, we will be keeping you updated on the latest developments, news and all things Expo.

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