Dubai Expo 2020: Record week for visitors on back of visit by UK royal


More than a million people welcomed to Expo in a week for the first time as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visits

Expo 2020 Dubai has enjoyed a record week after the number of visitors exceeded one million for the first time since opening in October.

Boosted by visits by high-profile dignitaries, including Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, the total number of visitors has jumped to 13,457,400.

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Among the highlights last week were UK National Day on February 10, with Prince William welcomed by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of The Dubai Executive Council.

The Philippines also 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.

International Day for Girls and Women in Science on February 11 saw the gathering of global female experts to discuss how to ensure gender equality and accessibility for all in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Expo 2020 Dubai visitors numbers have passed the 13 million mark.

The half-term break also brought many families to the site, with the launch of family-friendly shows and a raft of activities and workshops for kids dotted around the site, a statement said.

It added that Expo 2020 Dubai’s virtual visitation numbers reached more than 121 million.

There are six weeks to go until the Expo 2020 Dubai gates close for the last time on March 31.

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