Dubai: Pakistan’s President Dr Arif Alvi will officially open the Pakistan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai on Saturday, October 9, Gulf News has learned.
President Alvi will arrive in Dubai for a two-day visit on October 9, a senior official confirmed on Thursday. During his stay, President Ali is expected to interact with prominent members of the Pakistani community and the media, and also attend a business conference in Dubai.
The official opening of the Pakistan pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, which began on October 1, was delayed by pavilion management because Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was scheduled to open the pavilion. But the plan has now been changed and instead President Alvi will officially inaugurate the pavilion.
The Pakistan pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai was built at a cost of approximately 110.2 million Dh (approximately $ 30 million). It is designed to take visitors on a journey through time while showcasing the country’s “hidden treasures”. Pakistan Pavilion with the theme “Pakistan: Hidden Treasure” aims to improve tourism, trade and investment of the country.
The four provinces and two regions of Pakistan will be on display at the pavilion during the six-month exhibition. Each of the six months was dedicated to a province or region, starting with Balochistan in October, showcasing its culture, people, food and investments.
The Pakistan pavilion built on an area of 35,000 square feet is located in the Opportunity area of Expo 2020 Dubai.