Dubai Expo 2020 postponed to October 1, 2021

Dubai Expo 2020 postponed to October 1, 2021
# 04 May 2020 19:02 (UTC +04:00)

Bureau International des Expositions announced on Monday that Dubai’s Expo 2020 world’s fair will be postponed to October 1, 2021, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, APA reports citing Tele Trader. 

The bureau’s executive committee voted already in April to back the proposal, which will see the event go from October 1, 2021, until March 31, 2022. Today, the bureau confirmed a required two-thirds of the countries in the organization had voted to approve the delay.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the chairman and CEO of Emirates who also serves on Dubai’s Expo committee said that Dubai is "thankful to member states for their continued commitment to contributing to a World Expo in Dubai that will play a pivotal role in shaping our post-pandemic world at a time when it will be most needed."

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED