Israel has opened its pavilion at the Dubai Expo, showcasing the country to millions of visitors attending the global event over the next six months.
Israel’s dazzling ceremony comes year after normalizing ties with the United Arab Emirates as part of the Abraham Accords and after being postponed last year due to the pandemic.
Ending off the week on a high note 🎵!
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More than 190 countries are participating in the event that continues for six months.
The pavilion’s arch displaying videos promoting Israel’s windmills, high-tech advances and historic sights — came to life as night fell.
In first, Israel takes part in #Expo2020 Dubai Fair
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The Foreign Ministry estimates that about 15 million visitors will come to the Israel pavilion over the course of the event.
The pavilion is expected to host a variety of economic, business and tech events.
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“The pavilion is inspired by the desert dunes shared by Israel and the Gulf states. All of this reflects the idea that tomorrow’s power to connect us and that creating a better future for all of humanity is within reach if we connect minds and join forces,” the Foreign Ministry statement said.
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“I am delighted to invite all of you to come and visit my country,” Israeli Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov told the crowd of revellers after cutting the ribbon.
This is the first time that Israel has a national pavilion at an event of this magnitude in an Arab state. The pavilion established by @IsraelMFA highlights advanced technologies in various fields and is an example of the opportunities created by cooperation between countries. pic.twitter.com/Ja2QppI8qZ
— יאיר לפיד – Yair Lapid🟠 (@yairlapid) October 7, 2021
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