Mohammed bin Rashid meets Albanian Prime Minister and visits Poland, Belgium and Thailand pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai
The meeting was attended by Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence.
The Albanian Prime Minister expressed his joy to visit the United Arab Emirates and meet Sheikh Mohammed. Prime Minister Edi Rama also stressed the importance of broadening the horizons of cooperation to promote the mutual interests of the two countries. He also commended the outstanding organization of Expo 2020 Dubai and Dubai’s ability to successfully host world-class global events of this scale.
During their tour of the Albania Pavilion located in the Mobility District, the two leaders were briefed on the various features of the pavilion, which showcases the environmental and cultural diversity of Albania. The pavilion offers visitors a panoramic tour of the nation’s natural wonders, using virtual reality, nature sounds, digital displays and more. It also allows visitors to discover how the nation is becoming a destination of choice for sustainable tourism.
Sheikh Mohammed also visited the Poland pavilion, located in the Mobility District. The pavilion showcases the country’s natural landscapes and ecological wonders, with particular emphasis on its forests, rivers and lakes, which are the breeding grounds for 25% of Europe’s migratory birds.
The three-story pavilion is an assemblage of wooden “boxes” encased in a kinetic sculpture symbolizing the migration of birds from Poland to the Arabian Peninsula. The pavilion also offers visitors the opportunity to explore a range of innovative creations and works of art, including a unique ‘Polish Table’ art installation, with interactive light projections.
Sheikh Mohammed also visited Belgium’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, where he learned about its exhibits, which give a glimpse into the future of Belgian mobility technologies and innovations. The pavilion, built in the form of a “green arch”, also shows how the country is progressing to create smart mobility systems for the future.
As part of his visit, Sheikh Mohammed also visited the Thailand Pavilion, which is the largest pavilion in the history of Thailand’s participation in the World Expo. The structure of the pavilion reflects Thailand’s creative advances in transportation, logistics, digital connectivity and personal mobility.
The Thailand Pavilion takes visitors on a virtual 3D journey to experience the country’s civilization and cultural diversity. It also features a curtain of more than 500 woven artificial flowers, signifying the constant growth and development of the nation.