Thursday 6 August 2020

UAE targets 1m student visits to Expo 2020

DUBAI, October 7, 2019

The UAE Ministry of Education and private educational groups in the UAE have signed agreements towards educational and inspirational journeys for students at Expo 2020 Dubai through more than one million visits.

The agreement between Expo 2020 Dubai and the UAE Ministry of Education was signed by Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau and Jameela bint Salem Mesbeh Al Muhairi, UAE Minister of State for Public Education.

Al Hashimy also signed Expo 2020 Dubai’s agreement with private educational groups in the UAE.

GEMS Education, Al-Mawakeb Schools, Innoventures Education, Emirates National Schools, Taaleem, Al Dar Education, Athena Education & Quality Learning and Nord Anglia International School Dubai were the first private educational groups to announce their commitment to supporting Expo 2020 Dubai and the Expo School Programme with multiple school visits during the once-in-a-lifetime, six-month celebration.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman of the Higher Committee of Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “We want as many school students as possible from across the UAE to benefit from Expo 2020 and discover the myriad opportunities it offers, in line with the theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. Through a series of bespoke journeys, students will explore new worlds of innovation and inspiration and we encourage all UAE schools to enjoy the World’s Greatest Show to the fullest via the Expo School Programme.”

From 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021, school students will benefit from four bespoke school journeys, designed by the Expo School Programme to excite and inspire, broadening students’ minds while meeting the educational requirements of all ages.

 Schools can choose from the following journeys: The World of Opportunities, The Universe in Motion, The Sustainable Planet and The Legacy of UAE. Each one will offer students the opportunity to explore key issues and challenges facing the world, as well as interact with expert voices in a variety of fields.

Leaders of UAE private education institutions expressed their keen interest in working closely with Expo 2020 and the Expo School Programme, given the importance of this global event and the relevance of themes to their educational mission and academic aspirations.

An Expo 2020 school ticket will cost Dh50 ($13.6) per student per trip, and schools can register via a dedicated online booking system that will go live by the end of 2019.

 Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome 192 nations and millions of visitors for an unmissable 173 days of cultural experiences, cutting-edge technologies, A-list performers, gastronomic journeys, thought-provoking exhibits, stunning architecture and so much more. It is set to be the largest event ever staged in the Arab world. – TradeArabia News Service


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