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Postponement of the Expo 2020 Dubai by one-year: The event is now slated to be held in 2021

The UAE remains committed to safeguard the well-being of participants and is dedicated to play a pivotal role in shaping the post-pandemic world at the most opportune time.

Amidst the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Steering Committee of the Expo 2020 Dubai  in consultation with the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) the governing body of the Expo 2020 have confirmed the postponement of The Expo 2020 Dubai.

In this perspective, the Expo 2020 was slated to kickstart in October 2020 coinciding with the UAE’s 50th anniversary in 2021 has been rescheduled and will now be held from  1st October 2021 to 31st  March 2022.

The rationale behind this decision remains undoubtedly the unpredictable and turbulent situation prevailing across the globe following the coronavirus outbreak.  In a bid to enable participating countries to navigate through this challenging time, the Expo 2020 Dubai has shown its proactivity to enforce a one-year delay for the event. This truly reflects and reaffirms the commitment of the UAE to support participating countries which have been significantly affected to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On the other hand, to enhance the visibility of Mauritius on the global stage, the Economic Development Board has been entrusted with the responsibility to lead the participation of the country in the prestigious Expo2020 with a view to provide an unparalleled visibility for the country. The EDB reiterates its commitment to coordinate the event at the right time and in the most appropriate manner.  As such, we shall keep our stakeholders and participants updated about all the latest developments on the Dubai Expo2020.

Kindly download the official communique here.