A rendering of the Dubai World Expo 2020 site. World Expo 2020
Dubai’s government has publicly declared it is prepared to continue with its plans to host the 2020 World Expo, which was already postponed once and is slated to run October 20 until April 2021, despite a resurgence of Covid-19 in the UAE.
It has previously been reported that the Expo would include pavilions from luxury brand, Cartier, alongside country pavilions from around the world, attracting millions of visitors to the Middle Eastern retail hub.
The Expo, which Dubai has been preparing to host for a decade, is meant to be one of the biggest events globally this year and generate billions of dollars for the government, if visitors can be persuaded to travel there.
In recent months, the resurgence of Covid-19 in the UAE in recent months has complicated its planning. Daily cases in the United Arab Emirates have quadrupled since November as the country opened up for travel and eased movement restrictions, though the emirate has also rolled out an aggressive inoculation program.