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Expo2020 Dubai draws over 9million visitors in 3months

05 January 2022

Expo 2020 Dubai has drawn nearly nine million visits over the past three months, the organizers of the event said.

A total of 8,958,132 visits have been made between the start of October and December with 47 percent of those being made by season pass holders.
The event surpassed the halfway mark, with 3.5 million visits being completed in the first half, out of which, 675,000 journeys being made to and from the fair were by public taxis. About a million trips were made using the free Expo Rider bus service and over 3.4 million used the Dubai Metro for commutation.
With the onset of the new coronavirus variant Omicron, parades and other similar attractions which led to gathering of people, were suspended to slowdown the spread of the virus.

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Towards the end of March, the organizers are expecting to reach 25 million visits. 

“We enter a new year having built solid friendships that will enable us to drive urgent action on some of the greatest challenges facing us all,” said Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Co-operation and director general of Expo 2020 Dubai.

“Our latest figures are proof to the determination and hardwork of all concerned, as we cross our halfway mark,” Al Hashimy said, adding that the health, safety and wellbeing of all is one of the highest priority and the numbers reflect the strength of our stringent covid19 safety measures that continue to protect visitors, expo participants and staff alike.

Nearly one-third of visitors to the expo were from out of UAE, majority of them coming from India, France, Germany, US, UK, Saudi Arabia and Russia.
Organizers estimated that about one-third of the school population in the UAE visited the expo, and more than 334,000 visits were from students over the course of 41 school days.

Further, there were virtual visits too with 50 million virtual visits being made in the first quarter of the event. 

Visitors were advised to keep tab on social media accounts for updates about the pavilions that may be closed owing to rain etc. Some pavilions had to be shut down temporarily for repairs caused due to heavy rainfall in recent days.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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