Abu Dhabi: Dubai Crown Prince Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud visited the headquarters of Expo 2020 Dubai.
The mega event, which features the participation of 192 countries, is scheduled to take place in Dubai under the theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ from October 20, 2020, to April 10, 2021.
Saudi Arabia is participating in the expo with a pavilion second in size only to that of the UAE.
They also visited Al Wasl Plaza, the heart of Expo 2020, spanning an area of 4.38 square kilometres, which will include restaurants, fountains and parks covered by a translucent 67-metre-tall domed trellis 130 metres in diameter.
The trellis also serves as a 360-degree projection surface visible to visitors inside and outside.
They also visited the site of the UAE pavilion, designed in the shape of a falcon in flight, spread over an area of 15,000 square metres.
Shaikh Hamdan and Prince Mohammed visited the site of the Saudi pavilion, which spans an area of 13,096sqm.
Organisers expect to record 25 million visits upto April 10, 2021, with 70 per cent of visitors projected to come from outside the UAE - the highest proportion of international visitors in the 168-year history of world expos, according to WAM.