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Race to ready Dubai's mega Expo despite 1-year delay

Jun 18, 2020 - 3:25 PM

The coronavirus pandemic creates daily challenges for organizers of the Expo 2020, rescheduled to October 2021 in Dubai

An Emirati man stands outsite the Dubai Expo 2020 site, under construction in the Emirati city, on June 14, 2020. - Armies of workers in protective masks are racing to complete the mammoth Dubai Expo 2020 site despite the coronavirus that has sickened some workers, forced a one-year postponement, and created a logistical headache. The six-month world fair, a milestone for the emirate which has splashed out 8.2 billion dollars on the eye-popping venue in the hope of boosting its soft power and resetting the economy, will now open its doors in October 2021. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP)

Expo 2020 Dubai postponed by 1 year to October 2021

May 04, 2020 - 8:20 PM

The multibillion-dollar Expo 2020 Dubai is postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic

Dubai's Sheikh Zayed road is deserted during a curfew imposed by the authorities in a bid to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Emirati city on April 5, 2020. - Last night, Dubai, one of the seven emirates making up the UAE, announced a two-week lockdown in which it will carry out tests in densely populated areas. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP)

UAE officially asks to postpone Expo 2020 Dubai

Apr 04, 2020 - 10:15 PM

The Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions says it will hold a virtual meeting on April 21 to discuss 'options for a change of dates'

EXPO 2020. Construction workers are pictured on the site of the French pavilion building, which is scheduled to open during the Expo 2020, in Dubai on March 3, 2020. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

Expo 2020 Dubai organizers recommend 1-year postponement

Mar 31, 2020 - 12:45 AM

A final decision on postponement will be made by the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions

Construction workers are pictured on the site of the French pavilion building, which is scheduled to open during the Expo 2020, in Dubai on March 3 ,2020. (Photo by KARIM SAHIB / AFP)

Philippines to showcase country’s natural beauty and wonders in Expo 2020 Dubai

May 01, 2019 - 7:40 AM

The 3,000 square meter Philippine pavilion will be part of the expo

Dubai awards Alstom-led consortium $2.88B metro extension

Jun 30, 2016 - 12:05 AM

The new project will extend the Dubai Metro s Red Line from Nakheel Harbor Tower station to the Expo 2020 site

People watch a presentation of the Route 2020 metro expansion project during a press conference on June 29, 2016, in the emirate of Dubai.  Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair. The consortium, led by France's Alstom Conglomerate and also including Spain's Acciona and Turkey's Gulermak, will construct a 15 kilometre (nine mile) extension to the site of the fair, a statement said. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB