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DUBAI, January 25 (BelTA – Emirates News Agensy). – Expo 2020 Dubai recorded 10,836,389 visits as of January 24, while virtual visit reached 72.5 million.
Visitors were drawn to the new musical by Indian stars Shekhar Kapur and AR Rahman, as well as a series of high profile events as part of the first Global Goals Week to be held outside the United Nations in New York, according to an Expo 2020 press release Tuesday.
At the Expo 2020 Dubai site, which is four times the size of the Dubai Mall and spans 613 football pitches, visitors were able to safely enjoy the nearly 200 events taking place each day, thanks to measures strict precautions against COVID-19.
Equally popular was Global Goals Week, which ran from January 15-22 at Expo 2020 Dubai associated with the United Nations. The site came alive with post-it notes and inspirational ‘to-do lists’ activations, adding to the range of exciting forums and panel discussions.
The thematic week advanced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, by tackling global challenges such as poverty, inequality, health and education, and climate change. Expo 2020 Dubai continues to be committed to promoting the SDGs, providing a platform to create positive impact for our collective future.
The mass virtual tour of Expo 2020 Dubai is driven by the range of entertainment and extensive live coverage of the Global Goals Week sessions, which attracted 767,000 visitors across the planet.
Over the coming week, top attractions include a highly anticipated concert by pop-rap megastars Black Eyed Peas at Al Wasl Plaza on January 25 – the fourth show in Expo 2020 Dubai’s six-month Infinite Nights series.
Visitors over the age of 60 can now take advantage of many enhanced services under the Senior Guests programme. Open to any guest eligible for a free Expo Seniors Pass, visitors can access dedicated priority parking spaces, use private carts for up to five people for 90 minutes, receive a fast-track entry to select pavilions and get a 30% discount on lunch. in some restaurants on the site.
And for families, the Festival Garden at Expo 2020 Dubai is the perfect cool-weather hangout, with a host of activities, music and entertainment for kids. The venue also hosts the Middle East’s first vegan food festival, which runs until the end of January.
Health and safety remain a priority, with strict rules throughout the site. On-site measures include mask-wearing – indoors and outdoors – for visitors, staff and attendees, and PCR testing facilities for national pavilion staff, frontline workers and artists. All Expo visitors aged 18 and over must present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result taken within the previous 72 hours.
Expo 2020 Dubai runs until March 31, inviting the world to join in a global celebration that will help shape a brighter and better future for all.