Dubai’s Expo-2020 opens for visitors, biggest event since pandemic
By Abiodun Ogundairo
06 October 2021 | 3:06 pm
Dubai's Expo-2020 opens for visitors, during which the United Arab Emirates hopes to welcome about 25 million guests, as it is considered the first universal exhibition held in the Middle East and the largest event globally since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Video shows the 777X taking off almost vertically, then flying above the heads of the curious crowd and almost rolls over at one point (on purpose) as it tries to prove its capabilities at the Dubai Air Show on Nov 17, 2021. The 777X was born as an idea all the way back in 2013. It’s a widebody offshoot of the well-known 777, meant to be about 10 percent more fuel-efficient, and 10 percent cheaper to operate than a similar plane made by the company’s competitors.
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