On Wednesday 10th, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai flew to Italy for visiting the Expo 2015 in Milan.

In his team there was also Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Preparatory Higher Committee.

Necessary step was the UAE pavilion and then they toured a number of pavilions participating at this exhibition, which is attracting more than 100,000 visitors per day from different regions of the world. The UAE’s pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 has been also praised as one of the most distinctive, organized and attractive by Italy’s ambassador to the Emirates.


Sheikh Mohammed at Expo 2015: the visit

Sheikh Mohammed was proud of UAE pavilion and its message and also expressed satisfaction with the visit, praising Expo Milano 2015’s theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ as food sources and agricultural land around the world are vulnerable to destruction before the advance of civilization, causing the loss of large areas of agricultural land in favor of construction and the establishment of housing and industrial cities.

The chairman said that legacy plans currently under consideration were aimed at creating value for both participants and the local economy.
“Investment from countries and corporations in their Expo participation is often significant, and it is critical that we provide an after-use plan for some of their assets where possible, for example, by keeping pavilion structures on the Expo site or moving them to a different part of the city, region or world, we can create a lasting platform of the shared experiences, connections and partnerships that have developed through Dubai Expo 2020,” he said.

Sheikh Mohammed at Expo 2015: Expo 2020

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has dedicated the emirate’s Expo 2020 victory to the UAE’s president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and its people.

The emirate’s successful Expo 2020 bid is expected to generate myriad opportunities for private investors across a range of sectors.

His interview was focused on the two actual main topics: Dubai’s recovery from the global financial crisis of the late 2000s and its preparations for the 2020 Expo.