Expo 2020 Dubai welcomes over 400,000 visitors in 10 days

Expo 2020 Dubai welcomes over 400,000 visitors in 10 days

The announced figures include all physical ticket-holders

Expo 2020 Dubai recorded more than 400,000 visitors since Oct.1 to Oct.10, figures show. Visitors belonged to 175 nationalities, with one in three visitors came from abroad.

Meanwhile, Virtual Expo, https://virtualexpodubai.com/, which launched on Sept.30 with three million people watching the Opening Ceremony live, has seen a further five million visits between Oct.1-10.

The world’s fair, which spans more than four square kilometres, has a number of ticket options for the visitors. One in five visitors have already visited the expo more than once, according to statistics released by the organisers.

In this context, Reem Bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai, said, "The numbers achieved in the first 10 days reflect the enthusiasm of the world to attend Expo 2020 Dubai. We are very happy with this wonderful turnout.

"The coming days and weeks will be full of special events offering a visitor experience that will be purposeful and entertaining, and we look forward to welcoming many more people from around the world."

From his part, Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, Secretary-General of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), said, "The numbers we are seeing are very encouraging and demonstrate the global desire for people to reconnect with each other and to imagine a better future."

From his side, Joseph K Issa, Commissioner General of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste at Expo 2020 Dubai, said, "We’ve been really busy since the show opened, with a constant flow of visitors every day. People genuinely seem interested and inquisitive about what we have to offer and we are delighted to bring a flavour of Timor-Leste to visitors, businesses and investors."

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Meanwhile, Doreen DeBrum, Ambassador and Commissioner General of the Marshall Islands at Expo 2020 Dubai, said, "This is the first time we’ve had our dedicated pavilion at a World Expo, and it has been fantastic to share the best of the Marshall Islands with so many visitors. We’ve been delighted with the reaction of people so far."

The announced figures include all physical ticket-holders. They exclude representatives, delegations and guests of international participants, partners and other stakeholders, as well as Expo staff.

Expo 2020 Dubai runs until 31st March 2022, with 200 pavilions in total for visitors to explore. As well as the attractions at each location, there are multiple daily events, with panel discussions and cultural performances.

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