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For the first time in the history of the World Expo, each participating country will have its own pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, and 192 countries are participating.
Dozens of countries across the Arab world are participating, but many are still keeping their pavilion designs a secret, including Qatar, Jordan and Egypt, which have only announced one exhibit – an ancient pharaoh’s coffin.
Even the UAE has yet to release photos of their finished building, although we do know that it is designed in the form of a flying falcon.
Others have posted previews of what they look like and what they will contain.
The Saudi Arabia pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Second in size after the flag of the United Arab Emirates, the 13,000 square meter structure of Saudi Arabia holds three Guinness World Records.
Spread across an area equal to two football fields, the six-story creation features 2,030 sparkling window-like crystals opening to the sky.
The gems are designed to pay homage to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 – a program to diversify the country’s economy from oil dependency, increase women’s participation in the labor market, reduce unemployment and to increase foreign investment.
Visitors will also be greeted by the world’s largest LED mirror screen, the world’s largest interactive floor with 8,000 LED lights, and the world’s longest interactive water feature, exceeding 32 meters.
The Oman pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
The design of the Oman Pavilion was inspired by the historical significance of the Frankincense Tree and how it brought regional civilizations together for 5,000 years.
The structure will be divided into five zones, transporting visitors through time and space in an interactive environment to tell the story of the nation. It will also reveal what future development is planned for Oman.
Located in the thematic mobility district, the pavilion will reveal how the best Omani incense was transported for trade around the world, and its use in medicine and cosmetics.
Visitors will also learn about the role of the precious resin in the development of international relations, which in turn has helped Oman prosper through tourism and trade.
The Kuwait pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
The Kuwait pavilion has a strong message about protecting and preserving scarce resources.
The structure has a golden facade and a large water tower surrounded by glittering golden prisms, representing the country’s desert.
The main funnel symbolizes 33 landmarks similar to Kuwait City that store huge amounts of fresh water in elevated reservoirs.
The pavilion exhibition areas will showcase the industrial sectors, innovations and creative talent of the people of Kuwait.
Young people will be at the center of the country’s offering, with space for a theater, shows, activities for children and a roof terrace within the three-story structure, which spans a plot of 4,500 square meters.
Bahrain pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Using the Density Weaves Opportunities theme, the Bahrain pavilion aims to create images of weaving needles and the density of a fabric woven in the traditional way.
The aluminum facade is Bahrain’s main export, and 126 steel columns in the structure will make visitors feel like walking through a dense forest.
The pavilion will show how Bahrain promotes trade and entrepreneurship.
Visitors will also see traditional crafts, from loom weaving to embroidery techniques such as kurar and al naqda, which use silver and gold threads on fine fabrics.
Woven composite materials used in the automotive and construction industry will be on display, while old and new technologies will be on display, with artisans interweaving palm leaves and installations on fiberglass manufacturing also part of the show. ‘exposure.
The Lebanon pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Under the theme Together We Walk, the Lebanon pavilion aims to celebrate the country’s most precious resource: its people.
The project brings together some of the country’s brightest minds from different fields to showcase their skills and talents, from music and cinema to design.
A wealth of talent and creativity will be showcased and visitors will be invited to participate in workshops, round tables, performances, exhibitions and competitions.
The pavilion will also host professional chefs preparing Lebanese cuisine, as well as a wine bar serving local brands and a wine tasting experience.
With limited means, the pavilion was also created to reflect on the suffering of the populations, and to show what they are capable of achieving, despite the current problems facing the country.
The Syria pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
The Syria pavilion is for the most part still kept under wraps, with only a few details released on what visitors will find inside.
Located in the Mobility district and designed by architects XYZ Designers, the pavilion promises to be a showcase presenting a rich civilization that has contributed to major achievements in the development of human history.
Visitors will learn about the development of the earliest writing systems and alphabets, and hear about the Syrian heroes who saved the seeds of the Aleppo seed bank and the Hurrian hymn, the earliest known musical notation of the world. ‘humanity.
The exhibitions will also focus on the country’s ambitions and capacity to build a better future.
The Iraq pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
We know very little about the Iraqi flag, as only one artist’s drawing of the exterior has been released so far.
The structure was designed by RAW-NYC Architects and is located in the Opportunity district.
Organizers promise visitors will be able to take a journey through Iraqi culture, arts, science, literature and folklore, as the nation celebrates its past while striving to create a better future.
The Yemen pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Details of the Yemen pavilion have not been fully disclosed, but we do know that it is called Knowledge ∞, or Knowledge to Infinity Power, and is located in the sustainability district.
The exhibits will illustrate the ingenuity of one of the oldest civilizations and how ancient and modern knowledge can connect to bring about future achievements.
Visitors will be encouraged to discover the Miraculous Book of Al Wisabi, an original Yemeni hand-written manuscript, learn about the Yemeni coffee bean and have a scent experience.
Children will enjoy interactive games, an immersive video experience, and an exhibit titled “The Astrolabe’s TTY”, featuring an ancient instrument that was used in the past by Arab astronomers to solve some of the problems. of the universe.
The Palestine Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
No photographs have yet been posted of the interior or exterior of the Palestine pavilion, but we have an idea of what it will contain.
Located in the Opportunity district, the pavilion was designed by Al Nasher.
Visitors will learn about the deep history of Palestine and ancient buildings as they ride an elevator that simulates the elevation above the busy streets of Jerusalem.
The exhibits will illustrate the country’s booming tourism industry and active manufacturing sector and discuss investment opportunities, in products such as cement, textiles, soap, olive wood products and food.
The pavilion will also show the sights of Palestine and allow visitors to “breathe its aromas” and taste its delicious cuisine.
The Moroccan pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Designed by architect Tarik Oualalou, the Morocco pavilion is made entirely of earth, using a traditional Moroccan construction technique to create 22 stacked rectangular sections.
The 4000 square meter facade of the building and 33 meters high is inspired by the Moroccan villages of the south.
The ancient technique of adobe construction helps to regulate indoor conditions in hot and arid places, and illustrates a practice from the Neolithic period that is still relevant today.
Inside, the pavilion has an interior courtyard, considered an important spatial element in traditional Moroccan architecture, and sequential exhibition spaces combine to tell the story of Morocco’s regions and cultures.
After Expo 2020 Dubai, the pavilion will be transformed into a housing complex, respecting the principles of sustainability. The building will include apartments, an 80 square meter swimming pool, a fitness club and a shared lounge.
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Update: September 24, 2021 3:00 a.m.