Friday, June 15, 2012

Expo Hannover 2000 - UAE pavilion

Water and sand have always been critical to the life in the UAE. The men lived by trade, fisheries and culture of pearls until the oil enriches them in a very short time. In less than 30 years, seven emirates developed a modern facilities whilst retaining their traditional values ​​and customs.

United Arab Emirate - UAE pavilion - Expo 2000 hannover

An impressive gateway leads visitors on a desert fort which incorporates the features of fort Jahali in 1898. The idea for the pavilion in recyclable fiberglass emanated from the Ministry of Information and Culture of Emir Abdullah Ben Zayed Al Nahyan.

United Arab Emirate - UAE pavilion - Expo 2000 hannover

In the souk, the traditional market place, you can admire the work of craftsmen dressed in their traditional dress or ride a camel.

A sandy path from the desert leads to a tower protected by a canvas tent where gathered information on the protection of natural resources, water and plants. The arid nature was transformed in 25 years in "Garden of the Gulf region." The UAE are a demonstration of the association of technical installations of solar energy or using projets crop plants resistant to salinity.

United Arab Emirate - UAE pavilion - Expo 2000 hannover

Architect : Alain Durand-Henriot, Abu Dhabi
Obermeyer Planen + Beraten, Hannover
Land Size : 8 100 m²
Built-up area : 2 960 m²

United Arab Emirate - UAE pavilion - Expo 2000 hannover

United Arab Emirate - UAE pavilion - Expo 2000 hannover

New website for Expo 2020 DUBAI, UAE

The site of Expo 2020 Dubai has been completely updated, and it shows.

The new content is rich and complete, with both information on the application of the Emirates as the history of the Expos of yesterday and today.

The content is available in English, French and Arabic.

Ergonomics is the there, the clarity of all was privileged.


For our bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, the UAE has selected the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.
In today’s highly interconnected world, a renewed vision of progress and development based on shared purpose and commitment is key. While a single human mind, an individual country, or a specific community is both unique and remarkable, it is by working collaboratively that we truly advance.
A World Expo in Dubai in 2020 would be the first to be held in the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia) region. As the global community faces ever more complex, and increasingly interconnected challenges, the links between people, societies and ideas have never been more important. Dubai Expo 2020 will be a platform for connectivity to help pioneer new partnerships for growth and sustainability for the future.