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1 Apr 2022

Dubai Expo 2020 site to be transformed into a Futuristic city in Months

Dubai Expo 2020 site to be transformed into a Futuristic city in Months

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A picturesque show that features hundreds of performers including Christina Aguilera ended the Expo 2020 Dubai on Thursday night. Tagged as the “greatest show on Earth” came to an end after six months of grand festivities that gathered 25 million visits.

Ahmed Al Khatib, chief development and delivery officer for Expo 2020 Dubai, tells The National how the site will be transformed into a futuristic city where people can live, work and play.

The EXPO 2020 site will be transformed into District 2020 – providing a fitting legacy to the success of the world fair.

According to the National, the most striking structures will remain in the Dubai South neighbourhood as will the two large parks, walking, cycle paths and restaurants in the city’s newest residential and business district.

Mr Al Khatib, Expo 2020 Dubai’s chief delivery officer, said the plan was to open up gradually. “It will be in different phases, between now and October it should all open,” he told The National.

“Yes, the public can come in, so they can still can enjoy Terra, Mobility and other spaces.

“Our reopening will be done in phases because we want to open gradually, we need time to do the necessary transitioning to ensure the place is ready to integrate with the bigger city,” he added.

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