Expo City Dubai, an environmentally-friendly smart city dedicated to business and innovation, is scheduled to open in October 2022.
“After the historical success of Expo 2020 Dubai, which was visited by more than 24 million visitors, and which left an indelible mark in the 170-year history of World Expositions, today we announce the transformation of the exhibition site into Expo City Dubai,” said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
With its objective of operating on green energy and an overall sustainable basis, Expo City will run on sustainable architectural design, including 123 LEED-certified buildings and being the first city in the region to gain certification from WELL, as part of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.
The smart city will retain the legacy of Expo 2020, as multiple pavilions will become a permanent part of it, including those of Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Egypt.
The city will become a business hub for both large corporations and start-ups, offering offices and hosting corporate headquarters for the world’s most renowned companies such as Siemens and DP World.
It will offer various projects for the entertainment sector, including various venues, sports facilities and a mall. It will also be home to Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), a venue that was a key-player for multiple concerts and summits throughout Expo 2020.
To make it as accessible as possible to all, the city will be connected to a port and two airports, and will be easily reachable through Dubai Metro as well.
“This new city will be home to a new museum, an exhibition center, and the headquarters of cutting edge and fast-growing companies. It will be a city that embodies the dreams of every city, and one which continues to bring joy to our children, our families, and all those we love,” Al Maktoum further commented.
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