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Dubai Expo hopes to mark post-COVID transition for UAE

Dubai Expo 2020 is expected to be the most attended international event since the coronavirus pandemic.
An Emirate woman watches the 360-degree video display at the Israeli Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 27, 2021.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) opens Expo 2020 on Oct. 1, after a year of delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, which hit the global economy, travel and tourism industry.

The world fair was scheduled for October 2020, but following World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations to ban mass events and big gatherings at the beginning of the pandemic, the UAE decided to postpone the Expo.

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