CAIRO: Egypt’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai received more than 50,000 visitors during the event’s first week, according to a government minister.
Egyptian Minister of Industry and Trade Nevin Gamea said the unprecedented turnout meant the country’s pavilion was “one of the most attractive” for visitors.
She noted the great interest from visitors, who had expressed their fascination with the pavilion’s contents.
Dr. Ahmed Maghawry, who is head of commercial representation and general commissioner for Egyptian participation at the expo, said the great demand was due to the unique content available, most notably the archaeological artefacts on display and the pavilion’s design, which portrayed different periods of ancient Egyptian civilization.
There were also interactive displays showing the developments that Egypt was witnessing in all fields, especially industry, infrastructure, smart cities, and national projects, he said.
Egypt intended the pavilion to maintain this pace of increasing demand by enriching the content, especially with the start of events to be held inside the pavilion, including seminars and conferences, he added.
Gamea inaugurated the pavilion last Tuesday. It is located on a display area of 3,000 square meters and will run over the next six months.
The minister said the Egyptian pavilion was one of the most important ones participating in the expo as it was located next to the UAE’s pavilion, reflecting the relations between the two brotherly countries.
She added that the state’s participation reflected Egypt’s keenness to make this event a success.
Expo 2020 Dubai is the largest global event since the outbreak of the pandemic and the first of its kind in the Middle East. The event is expected to receive nearly 25 million visitors during the six months it is on.
It began with a grand celebration featuring the participation of more than 190 countries.