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Dubai Expo visited by 22.93M

ISLAMABAD: Expo 2020 Dubai recorded more than one million visits last Friday, Saturday and Sunday with two days to spare.

With the total number of visits standing at 22,937,830, the first World Expo in the region has fulfilled its commitment to attract between 22.9 million and 25.4 million visits, a target range set out in the registration dossier that was officially ratified by Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) member states in 2015, Gulf Business reported.

The last day of Expo 2020 Dubai is on Thursday, March 31 and will welcome the UAE Air Force’s Fursan Al Emarat aerobatics team, with a youth-focused ceremony that will see the likes of Christina Aguilera, Norah Jones and Yo-Yo Ma perform beneath the Al Wasl dome.

Also taking the stage will be the Expo 2020 World String Ensemble and Italian pianist Eleonora Constantini.

Expo 2020 Dubai opened to the public on October 1, 2021. The biggest event to be held in the Arab world has combined cultural, educational and entertainment experiences, with 192 countries coming together to showcase their offerings.

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.