The Dubai World Exhibition will take place from October 20, 2020, to 10 April 10, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates, with 25 million visitors expected to attend and 193 countries expected to participate.
Each country will have a pavilion in one of three thematic sections – opportunity, sustainability, and mobility. The entire expo will cover 438 hectares. Hungary’s pavilion in the mobility district will be in the Makovecz style and cover almost 2,000 square meters. Using “dry technology,” the multiple-story construction with internal dome and outer casing will be built using no concrete, reinforced concrete, cement, or any technologies that require water.
Inside the pavilion, visitors will be able to learn about Hungary’s world-famous medicinal waters and tourist destinations related to its numerous thermal baths. The Hungarian Tourism Agency expects this to be an opportunity for Hungary to showcase its national heritage, culture, and treasures while also promoting tourism, economic development, and international relations. The expo will thus allow both foreign attendees and locals in Dubai to “discover Hungary.” With the Emirates’ residents spending some $17.6 billion in foreign travel in 2017 and only 3,900 coming to Hungary in 2018, the agency believes there is plenty of room for growth.
The foundation for the pavilion is already in progress, and Hungary’s tourism agency has stated that structural elements for the pavilion will be transported to the expo’s site via one of the world’s largest cargo aircraft.