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Why was Riyadh chosen to host Expo 2030?

Why was Riyadh chosen to host Expo 2030?

In November 2023, Riyadh was selected to host the 2030 World Expo at the BIE General Assembly in Paris, receiving 119 votes from member states. This makes Riyadh the second Arab city to host the World Expo after Dubai in 2020.

What is a World Expo?

World Expos, organized every 5 years globally, spotlight advanced science, and technology, and promote international cooperation in economic development, trade, arts, and culture.

What is the theme for Expo 2030?

The theme for the World Expo 2030 in Riyadh is “The Era of Change: Together for a Foresighted Tomorrow.” The Expo, from Oct 1, 2030, to Mar 31, 2031, gathers global delegates to collaborate on sustainable future solutions. The World Expo coincides with a crucial year for the realization of the goals and ambitions of Saudi Vision 2030.

Launched in 2016, Saudi Vision 2030 sets out a roadmap for ongoing, unprecedented transformation in the Kingdom. World Expo 2030 will reflect Saudi Arabia’s ambitious national vision so far and its diligent pursuit of economic and social growth and prosperity.

Why was Riyadh chosen to host the Expo?

Saudi Arabia has already gained recognition for hosting major international events and promoting advancements in technology, creativity, and innovation. Saudi Arabia is a dynamic country with a growing, ambitious, and relatively young population.

The country ranks in the top 20 economies of the world and is number one in the Middle East so far. The country remains proud of its vibrant heritage and culture while embracing modernization and investing in a sustainable future.

Saudi Arabia is developing some of the most transformational and innovative projects in the world, to connect heritage, biodiversity, innovation, and community regeneration. New tourism and visa initiatives are opening up Saudi Arabia to visitors from around the world.

Saudi Arabia’s significant role in international cooperation will undoubtedly increase as a result of hosting Expo 2030 in Riyadh.

What can we expect at Expo 2030?

Expo 2030, a significant global event, will unite diverse participants, including nations, organizations, companies, universities, artists, and innovators.

The Expo 2030 site near King Khalid International Airport covers 6 million square meters with parks and then next sports arenas, concert venues, and country pavilions.

The country’s aim to pioneer a sustainable future for cities and their inhabitants is embodied in the design, which draws inspiration from Riyadh’s oasis or garden origins.

After six months of period, there will be a rich program of cultural, sporting, and entertainment events.

In Brief, Riyadh is going to feature the world’s first Expo Metaverse platform, opening up the Expo to a wider audience around the world. Saudi Arabia invites the world to an incredible journey at the Riyadh Expo 2030.

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