Gulf media outlets, as well as Israeli communication platforms, boasted about various materials about Israel’s participation for the first time in a global event launched by an Arab country, conveying video details about the Israeli pavilion at the “Expo Dubai”, which started today, Thursday, which was designed in a way that simulates a Middle Eastern tent. To attract Muslim visitors.
According to the Emirati newspaper, “gulf news”, the Israeli pavilion in the exhibition was designed in an open and “very attractive” area, with an area of 1,500 square meters, and simulates a Middle Eastern tent in the traditions of hospitality to attract Muslim visitors.
Israel participates in the Dubai Expo under the slogan “Towards Tomorrow”
Under the slogan “Toward Tomorrow” in both Hebrew and Arabic, the Israeli pavilion was established under the auspices and supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Join us as we all walk towards tomorrow and discover our innovations, inventions, connections and brothers 🤝
— Israel Expo 2020 Dubai (@IsraelExpoDubai) September 28, 2021
For his part, Menachem Gantz, a spokesman for the Israeli pavilion, told the newspaper that “the Israeli pavilion is an open welcoming pavilion, where everyone is invited to attend.”
According to the newspaper, the goal of the “open tent” is to convey a message that “Israel as an open and diverse society provides equal rights for all its residents,” she said.
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The newspaper also indicated that visitors will be briefed in the pavilion on Israel’s experience in agriculture, water, medicine, communications and electronic technology.
“We thank the UAE, the host country, for giving us the opportunity to be here at the fair,” Gantz told the newspaper. This opportunity means a lot as it brings future generations towards tomorrow. We see many areas of cooperation here that will create a better future for future generations,” he said.
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Israel had signed an agreement for its participation in the International Expo, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in December 2019, that is, before the signing of normalization agreements with Tel Aviv.
In a statement on its Facebook page, the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “In the UAE, the official agreement for Israel’s participation in the Dubai Expo next year was signed.”
We were so glad you came to visit our booth today and try out what we have in store!
We can’t wait for the main event and look forward to seeing you all there in the next 3 days! 🤩#Israel #IsraelExpo #Israel_Expo_2020_Dubai #Expo_Dubai_2020_world #Expo_2020_Dubai pic.twitter.com/iD1OUo6GHM
— Israel Expo 2020 Dubai (@IsraelExpoDubai) September 27, 2021
Meanwhile, the Israeli Foreign Minister at the time, Israel Katz, described the participation as giving Israel an “extraordinary opportunity to showcase its capabilities and achievements.”
Since the normalization of relations between the UAE and Israel, in September 2020, prompted by the administration of former US President Donald Trump, the two countries have established direct flights, exchanged ambassadors, and visited several trade delegations, and trade relations have greatly enhanced between Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi.
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On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, the UAE opened its embassy in Israel, in the presence of Israeli President Isaac Herzog, in an official ceremony, weeks after the opening of the Tel Aviv embassy in Abu Dhabi.
Dubai is pinning on the World Expo in hopes of giving impetus to its economy.
While there are still restrictions imposed on global travel and who can enter the UAE, the organizers of this exhibition express their hope that the number of visitors to the exhibition will reach 25 million in the period from October 2021 until March 2022
The organizers also expected that the restrictions currently imposed by the UAE on some flights, such as those coming from India, would be lifted by the time the “Expo 2020” begins.
While Expo 2020 will offer three types of tickets; A one-day ticket costs $26, a month ticket costs $53, and a six-month ticket costs $135.
It is noteworthy that “Expo 2020”, which is held once every four years, is the third international event in terms of economic and cultural importance, after the World Cup and the Olympics.
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