I wrote – Yasmine Selim:
The Egyptian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai opened its doors to the public on October 1, with the official opening of the exhibition.
The Egyptian pavilion has witnessed a high turnout of visitors since the inauguration of the exhibition, according to what was stated by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the exhibition’s official page on Facebook.
Egypt is participating in Expo 2020 Dubai with a distinctive pavilion, located in the Opportunity District, and designed by the architect, Hazem Hamadeh, and extends over an area of 1,000 square meters, according to the pavilion’s official website.
The pavilion is decorated from the outside with pharaonic inscriptions, and a stereoscopic image of the golden king Tutankhamun, and it consists of 3 floors. The main entrance to the pavilion is a three-sided gate that mimics the design of the pyramids.
The pavilion is decorated with an antique pharaonic sarcophagus of the priest Psamtik, and is very popular with visitors to the exhibition.
The pavilion presents the story of Egypt and its history in all its stages from the past to the present and the future, through smart display screens that present an interesting story to visitors. The pavilion also houses a special exhibition of archaeological copies and ancient Egyptian crafts.
The pavilion includes a section that tells about the giant projects in Egypt, such as the Suez Canal and smart cities, as well as a section on introducing Egyptian tourist destinations, according to the pavilion’s official website.
The pavilion gives visitors the opportunity to explore past and present achievements through a digital tour and 3D experience of traveling through a time machine into the history of ancient Egypt.
The pavilion includes “Eye on Egypt”, a virtual trip through the telescope that takes you on a photo tour of the most prominent historical places in Egypt and the famous tourist resorts.
The pavilion includes a bazaar with Egyptian and Pharaonic souvenirs made in Egypt, to be sold in the pavilion.
The pavilion expects to attract approximately 2.5 million visitors during Expo 2020 Dubai, which extends over six months.
The Egypt pavilion hosts more than 100 events, ranging from cultural salons, seminars, discussion sessions, workshops and musical events, all of which highlight Egypt’s contribution to enriching the international and Arab cultural scene.