Post-Expo 2020 masterplan set to be unveiled

Dubai to reveal plans for the legacy of global expo at Cityscape Global

Expo 2020 Dubai is set to announce its plans for the post-event legacy, following the completion of the milestone show.

The whole city is laser-focussed on the huge exhibition arriving in town at the turn of the decade, and it’s almost impossible to miss the massive infrastructural and construction effort being made ahead of the show. At Cityscape Global, taking place on Monday September 11 until Wednesday 13 at Dubai World Trade Centre, the Expo is expected to unveil its post-2121 masterplan.

Dubai Media Office has said the integrated development of the Expo site post-2021 has been a central part of the planning process since Dubai first won its bid to host the expo in 2013.

Now, all is set to be revealed.

“The question that everybody has asked me when I’ve been speaking about Expo has been: ‘so, what happens after Expo 2020’s doors close in April 2021?’ At Cityscape Global 2017, you will find out,” said Marjan Faraidooni, senior vice president of legacy impact and development at Expo 2020 Dubai.

At the time of winning the rights to stage Expo 2020, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, set two main objectives around the expo – to stage an event that will amaze the world, and leave a meaningful, impactful legacy.

“There are four strands to the legacy,” Faraidooni said. “Reputational, social, physical, and economic – and next week, you’ll see how we’ve integrated all of these into the long-term future of the Expo site in Dubai South.”

Visitors to the Cityscape Global event will be able to explore the future in interactive pods at Expo 2020’s exhibition stand, while finding out how they can be part of the future of the Expo site from 2021.

Meanwhile, master developer Nakheel is also set to unveil a diverse range of projects worth more than Dhs3.2 billion at Cityscape Global. The event is open to the public, and you can register online by clicking here.

Sep 11-13, 10am-7pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.cityscapeglobal.com.

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