Monday, March 28, 2016

Thousand come out to see Expo 2020’s new logo

Viewer say they are impressed by logo and the story behind it

Dubai: Thousands of awe-struck people watching the giant screens broke out in cheers as the new Expo 2020 logo was revealed at Dubai Fountain.

Visitors were glued to the screen, taking videos, pictures and selfies as the logo was displayed on the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.

Many said the logo was impressive in itself but what made it even more appealing was the story behind it.

Pakistani logo designer Syed Jafar Rizvi, 34, who had submitted his work in the logo competition, said the surprise logo was simple and effective.

“Its interlocking rings, which make up the ring as a whole, reflects the “connecting minds” tag line. Also I feel the rings of various shapes symbolize the different ideas that will come together at the Expo,” Rizvi added.

Canadian expat Alexander said the story of the unearthing of the ring and how it lent inspiration to the logo was “beautiful and made sense”.

Another admirer, Egyptian expat Amar Hamed, 35, said he was “drawn into the logo by its rich warm colour and circles within circles”.

The event attracted thousands of people who enjoyed the live screening of the proceedings as well as the water and fireworks show especially put together to compliment the announcements.

Short clips about the logo competition and archaeological discovery were also shown.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

New Expo 2020 logo draws on history and future

Ring-shaped design modelled on artifact from archaeological site inspired by themes of connectivity, resilience and strength !


Official Expo 2020 Dubai logo Event !

A unique fountain show plays at the Dubai Fountain as the Official Expo 2020 Dubai logo is projected onto Burj Khalifa at the Expo 2020 Dubai launch event, on March 27, 2016.

Congratulations to the 3 finalists of Logo Contest for their amazing creativity and contribution

Finalist Mohammed Souhaiel Bin Ali from Tunisia :

Finalist Mouza Al Mansouri from the UAE :

Finalist Valerii Iinitski from Moldova :

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Expo 2020 Dubai Logo Launch

Pics courtesy : Expo 2020 Dubai ->

Add Expo 2020 Dubai on Snapchat (ExpoStories) and watch the Expo 2020 logo launch event live

Join the fun and surprises and uncover the new ‪Expo2020‬ logo on March 27 next to The Dubai Fountain from 6.30 pm

If you can't make it, watch the Expo 2020 logo reveal event live on Snapchat(ExpoStories), Instagram (@Expo2020UAE), Twitter & Periscope(@DubaiExpo2020), and Facebook (DubaiExpo2020). It will also be streaming live on

Join the fun and surprises and uncover the new ‪#‎Expo2020‬ logo on March 27 next to The Dubai Fountain from 6.30 pm and ‪#‎DiscovertheConnection...

In just 48 hours, Dubai will host an evening to remember. Don't miss out on the wonder, register now HERE.

March 27 will mark another step on ‪#‎Expo2020‬'s journey. Join our logo reveal and celebration at The Dubai Fountain, from 6.30pm.

Register now & join us on March 27 at 6:30pm by The Dubai Fountain for our ‪#‎Expo2020‬ logo reveal celebration.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

United Arab Emirates at Shanghai Expo 2010

In recent days, the site of Dubai 2020 is online, it takes the contents of the booklet we received on November 23 at the 150th General Assembly of the BIE.
For now, no new informations.
Registered last, Dubai and the Emirates have certainly a lot of work to prepare following the application.
Five candidates, only Izmir in Turkey and Ayutthaya in Thailand is well underway on the project, but are already registered at the Bureau International des Expositions since more 6 months!

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

In the meantime, I propose to return in 2010, specifically to the Shanghai Expo, and how the UAE were represented in what may be called for greater World Expo of all time!
For the UAE have their history of Expos, though of course it is much more recent, like their nation.

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

The UAE Pavilion at Shanghai Expo was located in Zone A, closest to the main entrance of the Expo. He was surrounded by flags of Turkmenistan, Morocco and Qatar.

The theme of the pavilion was a real and beautiful invitation ... Power of Dreams!

The design of the pavilion is inspired by the fabulous dunes in the desert to reflect the natural and urban landscapes varied and beautiful of the UAE. The exterior of the pavilion is gold-colored stainless steel. Its undulating roof, as if it had been shaped by wind, resulting in a shimmering pavilion whose colors change with light. It reminds visitors of different countries natural environments in the Middle East.

A film diffuses inside the pavilion on a widescreen a clip entitled "Instant in the blink of an eye." This film presents the major cities of dramatic changes since the founding of the UAE.

Here are some pictures of this building, particularly neat and valuable, where the reception was very friendly and nice. A great memory!

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

In a future article, we will visit the interior of the pavilion.

Poetry, Earth Hour 2016, Cultural Exchange, DiscoverTheConnection...

Spoken poetry and oral storytelling is in our cultural DNA. Creating connections between past, present and future.

Every action has a reaction. Turn the lights off for Earth Hour 2016.

Expo 2020‬ Dubai is a festival of cultural exchange.


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Friday, March 18, 2016

‎DiscoverTheConnection, Geography and Culture, Art, Recycling... and more... with Expo 2020 Dubai

Are you ready to ‪#‎DiscoverTheConnection‬? Visit US to find out more.

Deserts, mountains, islands, cities; our geographical diversity enriches our culture.

Are you an artist or an art lover? Don’t miss our exhibition at Dubai’s biggest international art fair.

We are working hard to reuse as much material on the ‪#‎Expo2020‬ site as possible, keeping in line with the Expo spirit.

2.8 million cubic meters of sand have already been moved around the site.

Come and discover ‪#‎Expo2020‬’s themes through art and culture: join us at ‪#‎SIKKA16‬ Art Fair ‪#‎dxbartseason16

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

4D printing, Teach leaders, Free concerts, Converting humid air into water, Television... with Expo 2020 Dubai

Scientists have unlocked the key to 4D printing using smart material that mimics the way plants respond to the environment.

Tech leaders are predicting these 10 things by 2020. Which do you want to see most?

6,000 free concerts took place during Expo ‘67 in Canada as part of what was known as the World Festival of Art and Entertainment. How would you celebrate UAE culture at ‪#‎Expo2020‬? 

Imagine a self-filling bottle that converts humid air into water. You don’t have to – it exists.
What invention would ease your daily routine?

Can you imagine a world without television? Well, that’s how it was until the 1939 World’s Fair, when TV technology was first shown to a mass audience.