It has been ten days since the Expo 2020 was kicked off in a grand celebration, and so far 411,768 visits have been recorded by the organizers already.
“Expo 2020 Dubai’s opening week has undoubtedly been a success. The numbers we are seeing are very encouraging and demonstrate the global desire for people to reconnect with each other and to imagine a better future,” Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, the Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions, said in a statement.
One in every three visits has come from abroad, the Expo organizer said, and expects that this this proportion would increase as international travel ramps up. The visitors belonged to 175 nationalities and not far off the 192 countries participating in the event, each with its own pavilion, the statement added.
“We are very happy with this wonderful turnout. The numbers achieved in the first ten days reflect the enthusiasm of the world to attend Expo 2020 Dubai. The coming days and weeks will be full of special events offering a visitor experience that will be rich, purposeful and entertaining, and we look forward to welcoming many more people from around the world,” according to Reem Al-Hashimy, the UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Visitors to the global event could choose from multiple ticket options including Multi-Day and Season Passes, which were preferred by one in five visitors who have been to the Expo site.