Expo 2020 Dubai: Pakistan pavilion now complete – NewsMarch 14, 2021
It has been handed over to Pakistan officials.
Work on Pakistan’s Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion has been completed. It has now been handed over to the Pakistani authorities.
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Located in the Opportunity District covering an area of 35,000 sqft, the pavilion has been built at a cost of Dh77 million.
It boasts the theme ‘Pakistan: The Hidden Treasure’. The pavilion will focus on enhancing the country’s tourism, commerce and investment opportunities and will take visitors through a “timeless journey from the world’s earliest recorded civilisations to the challenges of the new millennium”.
Abdul Razak Dawood, advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on commerce and investment; Muhammad Sualeh Ahmed Faruqui, secretary at the Ministry of Commerce; Afzaal Mahmood, ambassador of Pakistan to the UAE; Ahsan Ali Mangi, secretary Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and other senior officials attended the completion ceremony.
Omar Shehadeh, chief international participants officer at Expo 2020 Dubai; Ahmed Al Khatib, chief development and delivery officer; and Ahmed Al Hamdan, country manager for Pakistan at Expo 2020, were also present on the occasion.
“Pakistan is bestowed with natural beauty, historical and religious sites, highest peaks and calm deserts. It is the destination for mountaineers, historians, archaeologists, writers, photographers and many such tourists.
“Through our theme at Expo 2020 Dubai, we plan to present and showcase the land of opportunities to promote tourism, commerce and investment in the country,” said Abdul Razak Dawood.
In addition, Pakistan plans to host trade and Investment seminars and conferences, cultural shows and events etc. during the six-month long exhibition.
Pakistan thanked the UAE’s leadership and Expo 2020 authorities for their support throughout the construction phase of the pavilion.