The most longed and waited event Dubai Expo 2020 is approaching just in few years’ time and Dubai is completely engrossed in the big event’s preparations. For this biggest global gathering of the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia there is the need of thirty thousand volunteers who would become the face of this mega event.
Expo 2020 is a Universal Exposition that is expected to be hosted by Dubai. The event is anticipated to open on the 20th of October 2020. Dubai was awarded the honor of hosting the event by Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris on 27th November 2013. Dubai expressed its pleasure of winning the right to host the event by the fireworks display at Burj Khalifa and a national holiday was announced across the country for all educational institutes.
The volunteers would be of different nationalities and socio-economic backgrounds and would be playing a key role in the Expo. The event would be for a span of six months, these selected volunteers would be welcoming the twenty-five million guests from around the world. A percentage of seventy visitors is expected to be from people outside the perimeters of the United Arab Emirates.
Volunteers can also be a part of all those events that might lead up to Expo 2020. They would also be a part of the brainstorming sessions which would be an opportunity for them to share their own ideas that might be made a part of the plans.
The United Arab Emirates has chosen the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. Whereas the sub-themes would be Sustainability, Opportunity, and Mobility.
A total of forty-five or more roles are present for the volunteers including the activities like welcoming and managing guests. The lucky ones who would get a chance to participate as a volunteer in this mega event would get the benefit of experiencing the largest expo event so far, stretching up to sixteen million working hours in one hundred and seventy-three days.
Director General of Expo 2020 and the International Cooperation Minister, Reem Ebrahim Al Hashemi expressed his thoughts about the event by saying that Expo 2020 would be a great learning, producing, inventing and having fun kind of event for everyone to work together and share ideas. It is a global event. He further added that they are in need of thirty thousand volunteers from any region or nationality or age group or background so that the expo could depict the concept of diversity.
Executive Director Expo 2020, Najeeb Mohammad Ali said that in line with the theme of Expo 2020 there would be many opportunities for everyone. He also mentioned that the focus of the event would be to attract different chunks of society may they be housewives, or university students or determined people or retired individuals or currently working employees.
The registration for volunteer ship for the mega event Expo 2020 will be starting from tomorrow that is the 20th of October 2017. The event’s launching ceremony would be held at the Jumeirah Beach Residence on the Beach.
With the cooperation of Ministry of Community Development and Emirates Foundation, the registration portal has been systematized.