PM unveils new Dubai Expo 2020 logo

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PM unveils new Dubai Expo 2020 logo

PM unveils new Dubai Expo 2020 logo

(Dubai) – Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum unveiled the official logo of Dubai Expo 2020 at an event held at The Dubai Fountain at the Dubai Mall. The logo launch event was attended by Dubai Crown Prince H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Deputy Ruler of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, apart from a large number of UAE citizens, residents and visitors.
The new logo is inspired by a 4000 year-old piece of jewellery found at ‘Saroug Al Hadeed’, an ancient archaeological site discovered by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2002 in the Al Marmum area.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said: “We have chosen an authentic Emirati logo for Dubai Expo 2020. The design of the logo is inspired by a civilisation that existed 4000 years ago in an area extending from Baynounah in Abu Dhabi to Saroug Al Hadeed in Dubai and from Maliha Valley in Sharjah to the mountains of Ras al Khaimah and Fujairah. This land connected ancient civilisations and we will continue to be a hub that connects the world.”
Sheikh Mohammed further said: “The Expo 2020 logo represents our message to the world that our civilisation has deep roots. We were and will always be a pot that gathers civilisations and a centre for innovation. Over 4000 years ago, the people who lived in this land had a deep creative spirit and today the people of this country are building the nation’s future for centuries to come.”
His Highness also said: “Dubai is the city of gold, but the minds and hands of our citizens are more precious than gold.”
During the launch event, Sheikh Hamdan Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also honoured the three finalists in the Dubai Expo 2020 logo competition that was launched last April. The competition attracted about 19,000 entries.
(Courtesy WAM)