Monday, April 15, 2024

Virtual Expo .. United Arab Emirates’ “precious” gift to the world


Expo 2020 has passed after Dubai recorded 24.1 million visits, but its fans are still able to enjoy their arrival through the virtual site of the international event.

In 6 months, from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022, the virtual site Expo 2020 recorded 250 million visits to Dubai.

Asia ranks first in virtual visits

Individuals from all over the world visited Dubai’s digital and virtual platforms at Expo 2020, with India, China and the United Arab Emirates leading the way in the highest number of virtual visitors, followed by countries in Central and South America and other parts of Asia and Africa.

Rehan Azad, Expo 2020 Dubai Chief Event Program Officer, said: “We have designed the Expo Virtual site and experience to make it as easy as possible for anyone in any part of the world to explore and its rich content. Events and shows were the main drivers of audience interest.

The percentage of online visitors between the ages of 18 and 24 was 24% and the percentage of those between the ages of 25 and 44 was 46%, making this site a special need from the category of very young users. Concerts and cultural performances by international and regional artists and international participation, performances in Al Wasl Square and between Human and Planet Earth activities account for 70% of the total content recorded entertainment events and performances. Project.

Most of the content owned by Expo 2020 Dubai will continue to be available via Events table feature will be added soon, allowing users to revisit events and see everything they missed.

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Rehan Assad added: “We hope that the great content and experiences we have created will allow people to explore the site of an international event in the coming months and years, just as YouTube allows its viewers to watch videos released 10 years ago.”

Historical pioneer

In addition to the massive success of the Virtual Expo, it will set a historic precedent when its domain is handed over to the Bureau of International Exhibitions, the international organization that oversees and organizes world exhibitions. World Expo to share their activities online around the world.

Assad continued, “Our vision is for the website to become the legacy of the BIE, which can be updated, modified and used in future world exhibitions.”

The concept of the Virtual Expo was developed during the planning phase, starting in 2012, when Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, stated that the UAE would not be hosting the World Expo. The international event should be limited to having the best attendance version, but also include the most advanced digital and advanced experience.

Rehan explained that the effects of the Kovit-19 epidemic and the closure of borders between countries and the imposition of travel restrictions on the world made the Virtual Expo team think of creating a way out of its earlier plans. Access to the international event is easy all over the world.

As our Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, Reem Al Hashemi, has often said, “Our vision is to bring the world to Expo 2020 Dubai.” Transfer Expo 2020 Dubai to the world via Virtual Expo.

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Visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai had an amazing virtual and digital experience as most of the pavilions on the site had a 360-degree virtual version, allowing visitors to move around the rooms at a distance and live the site experience in the most intimate way. Sees reality, as well as almost every event and concert in the form of recorded video clips. It can be streamed live and available on demand so users can enjoy this content anytime, anywhere.

Virtual Expo won the People’s Choice Award 2021 and the FWA Website of the Year in recognition of its success in delivering an exceptional global exhibition experience to visitors from around the world.

The Virtual Expo Platform also includes a map of “Expo 2020 Dubai Minecraft” designed in collaboration with the Blackworks Foundation, which is also available on the “Minecraft: Educational Edition” game, which includes a number of educational programs that teachers can use. Classroom, and allows students from all over the world. World Expo 2020 Dubai experience and themes can be enjoyed through Kamble. The “Expo 2020 Dubai Minecraft” map is currently one of the top five maps for Minecraft players, and in the first week of April, it was downloaded more than a million times.

Bill Dittman
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