DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai recorded 1 million visits on Thursday since it opened on Oct. 1.
The occasion was marked with a ceremony in the open square area of the pavilion, a five-story structure that is the second largest pavilion at Expo.
A video and a countdown to the 1 million mark were shown on a large digital screen, amid a shower of colorful confetti, followed by a traditional musical show performed by Saudi artists.
“I extend a message of appreciation to all our visitors. I am very proud to see Saudi Arabia’s pavilion attract so many visitors from around the world who have all come to experience the transformation of the Kingdom and learn about our country’s rich heritage, diverse people, vast opportunities, and natural wonders,” Hussain Hanbazazah, Commissioner General of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s pavilion, said.
“We invite everyone who hasn’t had the chance to visit yet, to come and learn about the real, authentic Saudi Arabia – and I extend an open invitation to visit our country and experience our culture and hospitality firsthand,” he added.
The pavilion showcases Saudi Arabia’s 13 regions a variety of exhibits on various subjects including economy and investment, arts and culture, and nature.
Over the expo’s six-month course, taking place under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Building the Future’, the Saudi pavilion is hosting a series of events on various topics, and cultural shows that include dance, poetry, art and music.