Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — Minister of Culture Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan said that Saudi Arabia pavilion at the recently concluded Expo 2020 Dubai has succeeded in providing a pioneering experience of attendance, which clearly reflected the true picture of the Kingdom’s current reality in light of Vision 2030.
He noted that the Vision was formulated by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on the basis of the Kingdom’s pride of identity, history, heritage and prospects for a prosperous future.
The six-month long Expo 2020 Dubai, with the theme of “Connecting Minds; Creating the Future,” concluded its activities on Thursday. The Saudi pavilion drew a record number of nearly five million visitors of various nationalities, which represents more than 23.46 percent of the total number of visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai, the highest number of visits in the history of international exhibitions.
The Saudi pavilion, the second largest after the UAE’s, is one of the most sustainable structures at Expo 2020 Dubai. The pavilion presented more than 230 diverse cultural and social programs, including 35 activities for children and families, 109 cultural programs, 11 work programs, and 34 cooperation programs with pavilions of various countries.
Visitors from near and far have queued up to experience everything about the record-breaking Saudi pavilion. The idea of “seeing is believing” is at the heart of the experiences the Saudi Pavilion offers visitors.
The journey showcases a future-forward Saudi Arabia: welcoming, young, diverse, and vibrant.
The Saudi pavilion is the winner of a number of awards, including the best pavilion in the large suites category, plus, honorary awards for best exterior design and best display.