H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, laid the foundations for the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
The ceremony, also included the signing of the official agreement for the UAEs participation in the Expo, which was signed by His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the National Media Council (NMC) the entity tasked with overseeing the construction and management of the UAE Pavilion at international Expos and Her Excellency Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of the Expo 2020 Office.
The Pavilion covers an area of more than 15,000 square meters; it is made up of four floors with the top storey dedicated for hospitality with an area of 1,717 square meters.
Meanwhile, a 588-square-metre mezzanine floor will house support units, and the two remaining floors consist of more than 12,000 square metres of exhibition space.
The entire structure is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.