UAE announces free Expo 2020 entry on Dec 2 on account of National Day

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December 01, 2021

A four-day slate of world-class events and immersive Emirati experiences is set to mark the Golden Jubilee of the UAE

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A woman walks past a poster celebrating the upcoming United Arab Emirates' 50th anniversary which falls on December 2, in the Gulf emirate if Dubai, on November 29, 2021. — AFP/File

DUBAI: Expo 2020 Dubai has announced free entry for all residents and visitors to mark the UAE National Day, which falls on December 2.

The organisers have been rolling out a slew of special passes and offers since the event kicked off this year.

“People can use their existing tickets or turn up on the day to gain free entry, provided they follow the COVID-19 measures,” Khaleej Times reported.

It said that the visitors aged 18 and above are required to present proof of any vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours.

A four-day slate of world-class events and immersive Emirati experiences is set to mark the Golden Jubilee of the UAE.

Dubai Expo 2020 is the largest and most diverse exhibition in the region with participation from 192 countries, multilateral organisations and businesses. The expo commenced on October 1 and will last till March 31, 2022.

Per the official website of the Dubai Expo, every participating country has been allowed to set up its own pavilion at the expo for the first time in history.

The Pakistani pavilion became an instant hit under the theme of "Pakistan's Hidden Treasures".

It comprises eight key spaces depicting the country's history, religious diversity, culture, landscape, and wildlife, among others. One of the pavilions is also dedicated to how Pakistan is combating climate change and displays information and art installations related to the government's Billion-Tree Tsunami project.

According to a report by Khaleej Times, about 8,000 people thronged the Pakistani pavilion on the very first day of the expo.

"It's stunning. I want to visit Pakistan as it's looking amazing. It's so untouched and gorgeous. I didn't know all these things existed in Pakistan," one of the visitors told Geo News.

Another visitor said that the Pakistani pavilion is "extraordinary", adding that she is amazed by the country's rich culture and the beautiful things that it has to offer.

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