Expo 2020 Dubai hosted Saudi Arabia’s National Day celebrations, which included air shows and performances of Saudi folklore.
As part of the celebrations by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of its national day at Expo 2020 Dubai, Friday, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai, received Faisal Al Ibrahim, Minister of Economy and Planning in Saudi Arabia, in the presence of Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Director General of Expo Bureau 2020 Dubai, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Sheikh Shakhbut bin Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State, and Khalifa Shaheen Al Marar, Minister of State.
The reception was also attended by Sheikh Nahyan bin Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turki Al Dakhil, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates, Najeeb Al Ali, Executive Director of the office the Commissioner General at Expo 2020 Dubai, and a number of officials from both countries.
The official ceremony began with the raising of the flags of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the national anthems of the two countries were played in Al Wasl Square, according to a statement obtained by Al-Ain News, a copy of it.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan said, “Since opening with the launch of the international event, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pavilion has become the second largest pavilion participating in Expo 2020. And one of the pavilions most important as visitors to the international event visit. ”
He continued, “The pavilion building, with its sophisticated, sky-facing design, embodies the Kingdom’s path to future growth, in line with Vision 2030, which is a model in the region.”
He added: “While its multiple pillars represent the pillars on which the Kingdom depends, such as the diversification of the economy, the empowerment of the private sector and the strengthening of international cooperation, to pave the way for bottom-up growth plans. that he defined “.
He explained, “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s participation in Expo 2020 reflects how our culture embodies our identity and how we, the people of this unique part of the world, share a long history, family ties and backgrounds. collaboration. action with the Arab and Islamic worlds.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turki Al-Dakhil, said: “Today we come together to celebrate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its civilizational achievements at Expo 2020 Dubai, on UAE soil. Arab Emirates, as part of the celebration of Saudi Day, through which we express our pride in our ancient history, the reality of our development process and our continued development. And our ambitious vision, our rich culture, our genuine open identity, our love for humanity and our tireless work with the world to make life thrive and spread human stability and dignity, which can be seen in a big way. party in the Saudi pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
He added: “By the real wealth of our country, namely the Saudi men and women working in the Kingdom pavilion, or by the diversity of exhibitions in the Saudi pavilion, which we have had the pleasure of hosting around two million five hundred thousand visitors. With you and with all those who aspire to build a future for humanity.
The celebration included air shows, fireworks, cultural performances derived from cultural diversity and performances of Saudi folklore, as well as bands, artistic concerts and a military cultural march for the military band, which includes 100 soldiers. , accompanied by Saudi Wing volunteers wearing uniforms of various models between models. Historical, cultural and civilized, which were designed by Saudi hands.
Designed by the Spanish engineering firm Boris Mica Associates, the Saudi pavilion features an innovative and sustainable design and holds a platinum certificate in leadership in energy and environmental design, as it is entirely dependent on renewable energy and zero carbon impact. for its operation.
The pavilion also reflects, through its various programs and activities, the living image of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is divided into four main pillars which include nature, people, heritage and investment opportunities, as well as ‘a factory of energy and sustainability, a brilliant presence of traditional Saudi Arabian crafts, folklore shows and famous dishes that represent the different regions of the Kingdom. .
The national and honorary days of Expo 2020 Dubai are special moments to celebrate the more than 200 international participants, showcasing their culture, their achievements and displaying their pavilions and programs. Each of these national and honorary days includes a flag-raising ceremony on the Platform of Nations in Al Wasl Square, followed by speeches and cultural performances.