A look into the Saudi pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
In a ceremony conducted at the pavilion’s headquarters, Mohammed bin Mazyad Al-Tuwaijri, Advisor to the Royal Court and Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the Saudi Pavilion participating in “Expo 2020 Dubai,” opened the Kingdom’s pavilion’s works and activities.
The ceremony was attended by Turki bin Abdullah Al-Dakhil, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Eng. Hussein Hanbaza, the Commissioner-General of the Saudi pavilion, and cultural figures from around the world.
Al-Tuwaijri moved between the pavilion’s sections, to see the various programs and activities that reflect the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s vibrant image, which are divided into four main pillars: nature, people, heritage, and investment opportunities, as well as energy and sustainability station, and a brilliant presence of traditional Saudi crafts and folkloric performances.
According to Al-Tuwaijri, the pavilion translates to the Crown Prince’s Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to lead the nation to new heights of prosperity.
Through many axes, including energy, economy, development, history, environment, and life, the pavilion’s content represents the Kingdom’s rich civilized reality. It also celebrates creative visions through an artwork titled “Vision,” which takes visitors on an audio-visual journey through 23 sites that represent the Kingdom’s great diversity and the harmonious relationship between its people and nature in the welcoming garden dedicated to meetings and constructive dialogue.
Traditional arts, folkloric dances, handicrafts, and masterpieces of Saudi cuisine are part of the pavilion’s busy daily program for visitors. It also includes distinctive cultural elements of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, highlighting the rich national heritage through traditional arts, folkloric dances, handicrafts, and culinary masterpieces.
It also hosts creative performances in its offices and at some other locations, including the Dubai Millennium Theater and the Dubai Exhibition Center. It features stunning light shows, music and poetry evenings, and cultural salons, as well as sustainable energy activities, science programs, and family and children’s competitions.