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Expo 2020 Dubai passes 20-million-visits mark

Six-month World Fair closes at end of March

Redazione ANSA ROME

(ANSA) - ROME, MAR 21 - Expo 2020 Dubai said at the weekend that it has crossed the threshold of 20 million visits.
    The first World Fair in the Middle East, which opened on October 1 and closes at the end of this month, has combined unparalleled cultural, educational and entertainment experiences, with 192 countries coming together to showcase the best their nations have to offer.
    "When we started this journey in 2013, and even before then as we prepared the bid for Expo 2020 Dubai, we had a dream to welcome the world to Dubai and the UAE for an unprecedented global gathering that would live long in hearts and minds," said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee.
    "That we have fulfilled this dream is already beyond doubt, but to achieve such a landmark number of visits is true testament to how the world has responded to what we have worked so long and hard to create.
    "We trust that those millions of people will take their memories back to their families and friends, wherever they are from in the world, to continue the impressive work we have set in motion at Expo 2020 Dubai." (ANSA).


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