Dubai Expo 2020: United States Announces Participation in World Fair

Dubai Expo 2020: United States Announces Participation in World Fair

Dubai Expo will begin on 20th October 2020. The United States is the latest country to announce its participation in the world fair. Learn more below

The United States has become the latest country to join Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be held from October 2020 to April 2021. A statement shared recently by the US State Department read,“The Department of State is pleased to announce the participation of the United States in Expo 2020 Dubai, the next World’s Fair and the first in the Middle East and Africa. Expos, also known in the United States as World’s Fairs, are significant opportunities to showcase American freedom, ideals, enterprise, culture, and global leadership.” It further said the US pavilion was the result of “the generosity of the Emirati government” and added this would be “a historic opportunity for a global audience” and “a golden opportunity” for the American private “to showcase its creativity and innovation, as well as pursue business partnerships and new markets with corporate leaders from around the world.”  

The USA Pavilion, located in Expo 2020’s Mobility Thematic District, is based on the theme What Moves You? The Spirit of Mobility. The circular pavilion, designed by American architect Curtis W Fentressin, will appear in motion. It will present personal rocket ships, robot surgeons, etc. It will also showcase American innovation through a unique journey created by 13 top US organisations. 

Visitors will be able to witness America’s achievements from the past, present and future. They will learn about new technologies and concepts, such as the hyperloop, which can define how humans will move in the future. According to The National, President of the US-UAE Business Council, Danny Sebright said, “Our ability to demonstrate all the positive elements for which America stands can be no better accomplished in this part of the world in 2020 and 2021 than by building and hosting an American pavilion at Expo 2020.”

A total of 192 countries are participating in the 173-day world fair. Each country’s pavilion will have a unique design and will be a deeply immersive experience, featuring interactive exhibits, live entertainment, memorable meeting spaces and more.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.