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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