Based on the planning, each Iranian province will be granted one week to showcase its capacities at Expo 2020 Dubai, according to the managing director of Iran International Exhibitions Company.
Speaking during a press conference, Hassan Zamani underlined the economic, cultural, social and political significance of the Expo, saying that some 198 countries will participate in the event.
Expo 2020 in Dubai runs from October 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022.
Zamani said that Iran’s pavilion at the Expo will open on October 2 with the virtual presence of the Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade.
Referring to Iran’s agenda at the event, he said that Iran is firstly focused on non-oil exports which are predicted to hit $100 billion and then the country will seek to attract investments for different projects.
Iran has spent the least money on designing its pavilion in comparison with other participating countries, he said, however noting that the Iranian pavilion has been selected among the top eight pavilions in the event.
The event was originally scheduled for October 20, 2020 – April 10, 2021. It was however postponed to a year later due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates.
The Expo has been designed in an area of some 438 hectares two times bigger that Milan Expo.
Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region and the largest event ever held in the Arab World.
The six-month extravaganza of culture, architecture, entertainment, global cuisine, and more, will attract more than 200 organizations including 192 nations, each with their own pavilion, a World Expo first.
Through its theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 will provide a platform to encourage creativity, innovation and collaboration across its subthemes: Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.