WATCH: The Expo 2020 Dubai officially opened it's doors this week - and it was magical...

WATCH: The Expo 2020 Dubai officially opened it's doors this week - and it was magical...

The beauty of the middle east is truly magical...

WATCH: The Expo Dubai 2020 officially opened it's doors this week, it was magical...
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As much as the world can relate to each other in that all our lives were turned upside down, inside out when the pandemic hit in 2020, we can also firmly say that the pandemic pushed us to learn things about ourselves that we may not have learned had we not been placed in this position. 

And some of the good that came of it was a project that had to press the brakes on their opening date but didn't let that stop them from putting their all into something that showcases the world's innovation. Especially when it comes to staying connected through sustainability, mobility, and more. 

We are talking about the Expo 2020 Dubai, which officially had its opening ceremony this week. 

The aim of the Expo 2020 Dubai is to continue the tradition of exhibitions that have been in existence for 170 years. 

"For 170 years, World Expos have provided a platform to showcase the greatest innovations that have shaped the world we live in today. Expo 2020 will continue that tradition with the latest technology from around the globe," Dubai Expo reports.

The Expo 2020 Dubai is the perfect opportunity for travelers and locals to experience a plethora of cultural diversity all under one roof. Not only is it immersive, there will be dedicated pavilions to 191 countries. 

Of the 191 countries, our beloved South Africa features under the umbrella of 'opportunity' in the connecting the future and connecting minds. Visitors can expect to see South Africa's cultural diversity, trade and tourism opportunities, trade and investment, creative arts, and technology and innovation. 

It makes us feel a sense of pride knowing that our country is being represented on an international playground. Also considering that many South Africans live and work in Dubai, it feels like this is an effort for all of them representing their home country abroad. 

The project looks magical and hosts a motel, residences, and a variety of experiences for tourists. It is on from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. The project team have also thought of breathing the sustainable theme in the development, and that is why after the Expo 2020 Dubai ends, it will live on as District 2020.

WATCH the video of their opening ceremony below (courtesy of YouTube):

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