Video: 100 days to go for 'World's Greatest Show'

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the countdown for Expo 2020 Dubai.

In 100 days, the UAE will be the first country in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region to host a World Expo in the largest global gathering since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"100 days to go for the gathering of 192 nations in Dubai in the biggest global event since the outset of the pandemic to usher in a new phase of recovery," Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter.

"50,000 employees have set up 192 pavilions and 30,000 volunteers are ready to welcome the world at Expo 2020 Dubai," he added.

His Highness noted that "Expo 2020 Dubai will pave the roadmap for key economic, development and cultural trends of the post-COVID-19 era."

"Our success in hosting the world’s largest cultural event reflects the power of human solidarity in overcoming the pandemic."

Expo 2020 Dubai sets multiple milestones as the first World Expo to be held in the MEASA region in the 170-year history of the mega event.

In another first, every participating nation will have its own pavilion. Countries will be clustered not by their geography, but under Expo 2020’s three sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.

More than 200 nations, multilateral organisations, businesses and educational establishments will come together to develop innovative solutions to pressing challenges facing the world.

The diversity of participating nations and organizations makes Expo 2020 Dubai the most inclusive and international World Expo ever to be organised.

It will run from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

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