France Pavilion welcomes 80,000 visitors in the first 10 days

France Pavilion

EXPO 2020 Dubai was off to a great start, welcoming 411,768 ticketed visits in its first ten days (official figures from Expo) since its inauguration on October 1.

France announced that 79,559 of these visitors have visited the France Pavilion in the same period of time. The fast-queue system is working at its best and the waiting time never exceeds 10 minutes, in respect with the sanitary conditions that take place.

Guests also enjoy a luminous experience on the outdoor terrace at night: Roger Pradier provides remarkably aesthetic lighting for the Belvedere floor. The nomadic models Tank designed by Cédric Ragot, La Hutte designed by matali crasset, and Lampiok designed by Stéphane Joyeux spread a light that adapts to the time of the day, transforming the Belvedere space.

At the pavilion, France will promote French talents, ideas and assets, and will position itself as an international driving force for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for building the post-health crisis world. France will showcase political, economical, cultural and social actions and initiatives dedicated in building a better tomorrow. Amongst these SDGs, a major focus will be made on supporting research and innovation to improve health.

“The France Pavilion will promote French talents that play a role in implementing the SDGs and contribute to human advance. The Dubai 2020 Expo will therefore give France a platform to champion its new vision for responsible development. In light of the health crisis we are facing, we are particularly proud to welcome Sanofi among our sponsors to showcase its innovations for a better tomorrow,” Erik Linquier, Commissioner General for France at Dubai World Expo and Chairman of Cofrex, said.

Sanofi is the thematic sponsor of France Pavilion to showcase science and innovation.