Newsnow Desk: A week of extraordinary performances and visits by high-profile dignitaries, including Britain’s Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, saw the number of weekly visits to Expo 2020 Dubai pass the one million mark for the first time since the site opened over 19 weeks ago, taking the total up to 13,457,400 as of 14 February.
With six weeks to go, visitors have embraced the urgency of the ‘Now or never, before it’s gone forever’ mantra, attracted to the line-up of new venues unveiled, the ever-expanding list of sports and music stars confirmed to attend, and the rollcall of countries set to showcase their National Day celebrations over the coming weeks.
The Philippines celebrated its National Day the following day, which included a concert in Jubilee Park by Filipino American pop icon Bamboo, as well as a cultural performance by Daluyong ng Diwa, depicting the 4000-year history of the Filipino people.
Grammy-nominated South African DJ, producer and songwriter Black Coffee showcased Expo 2020 Dubai’s latest venue – the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC) Arena – while musical ensemble Thaikkudam Bridge, and Bollywood superstar Ranbir Kapoor attracted thousands of Indian fans to the familiar surroundings of the Jubilee Stage last weekend.
Expo 2020 Dubai’s virtual visitation numbers have reached more than 121 million, but this is set to soar even further with Tuesday’s highly anticipated performance by global pop superstars Coldplay.
Source: Dubai Expo 2020