As the Dubai Expo 2020 kickstarted on October 1, the Pakistani pavilion became an instant hit under the theme of “Pakistan’s Hidden Treasures.”
Pakistan Pavilion, at Expo 2020 Dubai, crossed a milestone t as it received over 100,000 visitors in the first 18 days of the mega event.
The four-story pavilion is now one of the most visited pavilions, since the Expo 2020 opened its doors on October 1, 2021.
The colourful exterior of the Pavilion attracted more than 8,000 visitors on the first day, and the visitor’s number jumped to 55,000 in the first week of October.
The response on the weekends has been exceptional as the number of visitors has totalled more than 120,000.
Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, toured Pakistan Pavilion on October 19.
Many senior politicians, social media influencers and stars from entertainment industry have visited the Pavilion so far.
Earlier, Pakistan president Dr Arif Alvi; Abdul Razzaq Dawood, advisor to Pakistan’s prime minister for commerce and investment; Senator Faisal Javed Khan; Dr Reza Baqir, governor of the State Bank of Pakistan; Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, governor of Punjab andAustralian-Lebanese musician Kris Fade had paid a visit to the pavilion.
Rich in history and culture, the Pavilion is divided into eight key spaces where visitors can experience the country’s best-kept hidden treasures ranging from its vibrant handicrafts to its ten billion tree project and flavoursome food.
The Pakistani pavilion comprises eight key spaces depicting the country’s history, religious diversity, culture, landscape, and wildlife, among others. One of the pavilions is also dedicated to how Pakistan is combating climate change and displays information and art installations related to the government’s Billion-Tree Tsunami project.