Leading global philanthropic organisation Dubai Cares and United Arab Emirates University will bring their educational focus and expertise to Expo 2020 Dubai, after signing official participation contracts.
Dubai Cares becomes the first global organisation, and UAE University (UAEU) the first educational institution, to sign up to Expo 2020 Dubai. Both will be among the more than 200 expected participants – including 190 nations, corporations, organisations and educational institutions – that will contribute to the Expo’s exceptional visitor experience.
Both will explore Expo 2020’s key subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability through their own dedicated pavilions. The Dubai Cares Pavilion will be located in the Opportunity Thematic District, while the UAEU Pavilion will be in the Mobility Thematic District.
Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, signed the Dubai Cares participation contract with His Excellency Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, and the UAEU participation contract with His Excellency Professor Mohamed Albaili, UAEU Vice Chancellor at the recent Expo 2020 Dubai International Participants Meeting.
The commitment from two of the UAE’s leading entities to participate in Expo 2020 reflects the level of local support for the largest event to ever be held in the country. The educational and philanthropic expertise they will share with millions of visitors and international participants at the Expo shows their commitment to Expo’s theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.
Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, said: “We are delighted and honoured to welcome Dubai Cares and UAEU to Expo 2020 Dubai. As the host of the first World Expo in the Middle East, the commitment and support of such renowned UAE entities as these offers us tremendous impetus.
“While Expo 2020 Dubai will be an Expo for the world, we are keen to showcase the best of the UAE and the region, to demonstrate our unique Emirati culture and achievements to the world. Both Dubai Cares and UAEU are respected in the UAE, the region and across the world, and are strong examples of our nation’s forward-thinking and action to address universal challenges and work towards a better future.”
Dubai Cares is already working to contribute to a more prosperous future by supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly goal number 4, which focuses on ensuring inclusive quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. This complements the work that Expo 2020 is doing to support the SDGs, with its Opportunity Pavilion set to enlighten visitors about how their individual choices and actions can make a positive, collective contribution to global causes.