Sheikh Mohammed assigns a committe to make Expo site a global destination

Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, has assigned a committee to look over the development of the next stage of the site of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, has assigned a committee to look over the development of the next stage of the site of Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Dubai Media Office said that the Supreme Committee would look over the site’s transformation into District 2020, which is the city’s recent business and residential district.


The project will be led by the chairman and chief executive of Emirates airline and group, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed.

Plans for District 2020 to utilize more than 80% of the Expo 2020 site’s built environment have already been released.

When the site is transformed entirely into District 2020, it will become the UAE’s first 15-minute city, a cycle-friendly, traffic-free area of the advancing metropolis.

It will also include an autonomous-vehicle route, a 10-kilometre cycling route, interconnected, vast pedestrian pathways and a 5km racing track.

It will also have space for around 85 startups and small businesses when it opens up to its first corporate tenants by the end of this year.

Al Wasl Plaza has been the main staging area of the Expo and the venue of memorable concerts featuring bands like Coldplay.


The chief development and delivery officer for Expo 2020, Ahmed Al-Khatib, said that District 2020 would open “in different stages between now and October”.

The Supreme Committee, which has a tenure of three years, will look over District 2020’s development, including all initiatives, projects, activities and programmes.

It will be supervising the transformation of the site’s infrastructure to accommodate the new facilities and look towards the investment opportunities with the private sector.

The committee will also overlook after global marketing and promotional activities for the site.

Other members of the Supreme Committee include Mohammed Al Shaibani, director-general of Dubai Ruler’s Court, Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Co-operation and director-general of Expo 2020 Dubai, Abdulrahman Al Saleh, director-general of Dubai’s Department of Finance, and Helal Al Marri, director-general of the emirate’s Department of Economy and Tourism.

Sheikh Mohammed has extended the times of the Expo 2020 Dubai Preparatory committee and those of the Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau and its director-general by six months.

Tariq Saeed

Read More

Sheikh Hamdan issues resolution amending public parking regulations in Dubai

Crown Prince of Dubai and the Chairman of the TEC of Dubai - Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed has issued the resolution amending public parking regulations in Dubai city, as per which parking fees will be collected for 14 hours from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm daily except Sundays and public holidays. 

Dubai’s 13-year-old ranks in A-level exams in Maths

A god-gifted teenager is challenging himself by sitting in exams a year ahead of schedule. Schoolboy secures A* in the A-level exams held in Dubai at just age 13.

UAE: Government prepares for COVID19 booster dose campaign in Autumn

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, on Thursday, September 1 reported 481 cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus, 540 recoveries, and no deaths, with total active cases standing at 18,640.


UAE Women’s Cricket Team Shines with ICC Associate Member Women’s Performance of the Year Award

The UAE women’s cricket team has been recognized with the ICC Associate Member Women’s Performance of the Year award following their remarkable showing in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dubai Resident Prepares to Embrace a Keyless Future with Microchip Implant

The procedure involves the insertion of a tiny radio frequency identification (RFID) electronic tag, approximately the size of a grain of rice, into the back of Prestidge's hand using a syringe

AquaFun: Dubai’s largest inflatable water park, which bagged Guinness record

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has added another feather in the crown, Dubai-based AquaFun inflatable water park has been bagged a Guinness World Record...