Expo 2020 Dubai: Applause, cheers as Sheikh Mohammed delivers inspiring closing ceremony speech.
03 April 2022, 12:00 AM
30 April 2022, 12:00 AM
Numbers do not tell the full story though, in terms of statistics, Expo 2020 Dubai has been a spectacular achievement. But look deeper, and Expo is a people’s success. On every people metric — be it expectation, learning, scale and happiness — Expo has delivered to the hearts and minds of the nation and the world.
“Today is not the end of Expo 2020 Dubai, but a new beginning,” declared the UAE Vice-President as he delivered a stirring speech at the closing ceremony of the mega fair on Thursday.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, reflected on the Expo 2020 Dubai journey in his speech.
“Our sons and daughters have proven their ability to overcome unprecedented difficulties and challenges. And in every moment of this journey, we reflected the values of the UAE – values of affection and hospitality.”
He said the UAE and Dubai would continue “to be graceful and strong”.
Taking to Twitter, he added: "182 days, 192 countries, millions of visitors. We brought the world together in the biggest event amid the most difficult time for humanity.
"We have fulfilled our promise."