Original title: Journalist’s notes: Watching the world epidemic in Dubai will hardly stop the World Expo boom
Xinhua News Agency, Dubai, October 9th, reporter’s note: Watching the world epidemic in Dubai will hardly stop the World Expo boom
Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Jian
It has been more than a week since the opening of the Dubai World Expo on October 1. Every day, visitors wear masks, with the sun above their heads, and line up to enter the park. In addition to routinely undergoing safety inspections, they must also present a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination or a valid certificate of negative nucleic acid test.
However, neither the high temperature of 40 degrees Celsius nor the inconvenience caused by the epidemic can stop people’s enthusiasm for visiting the Expo. Some venues even present a “hot” scene, with visitors from all over the world forming long lines in front of popular venues.
Indian Salo took a special trip to Dubai during the Expo with a family of four; 14-year-old Norwegian girl Andora flew to Dubai from New York where she currently lives; French Luke also made a special trip to the Expo with her family. “You can see the whole world in one place!” Luke said, such an opportunity is especially precious in the epidemic.
Indeed, in the past year or so, affected by the new crown epidemic, humans may be more eager to communicate with each other and see the outside world.
The Dubai World Expo was originally scheduled to be held from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021. Affected by the epidemic, it was postponed to October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. The organizer estimates that this Expo will attract 25 million visitors.
In this grand event with the theme of “Communicating Thoughts and Creating the Future”, people from nearly 200 countries gathered in the Expo to jointly paint a picture of the exchanges and collisions of different civilizations and the prosperity and symbiosis of human society.
There are dozens of electric swings in the German Pavilion, and everyone can sit together and shake back and forth in a common rhythm. In the China Pavilion, which looks like a traditional lantern, a series of innovations such as the Beidou satellite navigation system, China’s high-speed rail, and sea rice planting attracted visitors to stop and watch the space exploration theme film “Set Sail”. In the sand dune-shaped Israel Pavilion, actors on the electronic screen invite visitors to hum to a common melody.
The hosting of the World Expo not only demonstrates the development achievements of various countries and their thinking about the future, but also allows people to realize that human society is a unified whole. Sheikh Nahayan Mabalak Nahayan, Minister of Inclusiveness of the United Arab Emirates, said in his speech at the opening ceremony of the World Expo that the Dubai World Expo will provide a platform for connection, communication and cooperation for all mankind, and deliver inclusiveness and common development to the world. , The message of peace and prosperity.
As night falls, a light show is staged on the iconic building of the World Expo Park-the Vassler dome with a 360-degree projection surface. The light and shadow transformed by the huge semi-transparent spherical building makes people seem to see an endless life and endless possibilities of the earth.