The UAE came together to celebrate ‘One Year to Go until Expo 2020 Dubai’, with spectacular events in all seven emirates marking the milestone moment in style and offering a tantalising taste of what’s to come at the world’s greatest show.
Global superstar Mariah Carey and acclaimed Emirati singer and Expo 2020 Ambassador Hussain Al Jassmi headlined celebrations in Burj Park, Downtown Dubai – treating the audience to hour-long sets packed with their greatest hits.
All eyes turned to Burj Khalifa at 2020 (8.20 pm) for a mesmerising LED and fireworks show that launched the 12-month countdown to October 20, 2020, when the largest event ever staged in the Arab world will open its doors for an unmissable 173 days of inspiration, innovation and fun for all the family.
Top-class events were held simultaneously from 1700 to 2200 in the six other emirates, at Louvre Abu Dhabi, Al Majaz Waterfront in Sharjah, Ajman Museum, Umm Al Quwain Corniche, Al Qawasim Corniche in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Fort.
All seven free, family-friendly celebrations underlined the nation’s ever-growing excitement and pride as it prepares to host the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.
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