Dubai: The 50th year of founding the World Economic Forum (WEF) was celebrated at the Expo 2020 Dubai with Mr. Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the WEF opening the gate to the mega event venue in a special ceremony.
Commenting on the very special gesture, Mr. Al Gergawi remarked that the gate opening ceremony signifies the UAE government’s appreciation for the pivotal role undertaken by the WEF since its establishment, and reflects the strong partnership between the UAE and the WEF.
Sharing his view on the occasion, Prof. Schwab commended deep-rooted ties between the WEF and the UAE government, and expressed his gratefulness of celebrating the WEF’s 50th anniversary with the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai gate.
The WEF Founder further added that the UAE government serves as a global role model in various fields, and that the outstanding organization of Expo 2020 Dubai reflects the UAE’s leading vision of innovation, sustainability and opportunity.
EXPO 2020 DUBAI ENTRY GATES
Designed by the famous London-based architect Asif Khan, the entry gates to Expo 2020 Dubai sites is dedicated to welcome visitors of exhibitions and the multiple events held throughout the day.
Gates which are located at the entrance to one of three thematic districts (Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability), are the gateways to the sprawling 4.38 square kilometers site.
Inspired by Arabic ‘Mashrabiya patterns’, each gate has a set of two 21-metre-tall doors, and comprise a three-dimensional geometric configuration that offers a different view to the future world and its opportunities.