Dubai to complete Expo 2020 construction one year ahead of schedule

April 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre and member of Expo Preparatory Committee, has said that major construction activities on the Expo 2020 site will be completed by October 2019, allowing for a full year of readiness testing across networks, systems and technologies, Arab News has reported. The 438-hectare site that includes a dedicated 150-hectare Expo area, and a surrounding residential, hospitality and logistics zone, will play host to the 25 million visitors expected at Dubai Expo 2020, running from October 20, 2020 until April 10, 2021. At its peak, the Dubai Expo 2020 exhibition site at Dubai Trade Centre-Jebel Ali is designed to accommodate up to 300,000 visitors, with average week-day attendance expected at 153,000.