From 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022, the World Exposition 2020 will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Some 200 countries and international organizations will present their ideas and solutions relating to the exposition's chosen theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future". Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Exposition to take place in the MEASA (Middle East, Africa and South Asia) region, which consists of 72 countries and counts a combined population of 2.8 billion people.
The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg via the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, joined forces with the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, POST and SES to implement Luxembourg's presence in Expo 2020 Dubai.
Under the theme of "Resourceful Luxembourg", the Luxembourg Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome visitors from around the world. Visitors of the Luxembourg Pavilion will experience Luxembourg with their 5 senses. But most importantly, the country's resourcefulness, its innovative spirit and its commitment towards circularity will become evident. All of this is rounded off by a range of reinvented national gastronomic specialties and cultural highlights.
Designed by METAFORM Architects, the architecture of the Pavilion is based on the idea of the Möbius ribbon, an infinite form, symbolizing the openness and the dynamism of the country. The scenography by JangledNerves showcases Luxembourg's resourcefulness based on 5 sections: DIVERSE, CONNECTING, SUSTAINABLE, ENTERPRISING and BEAUTIFUL.
The restaurant of the Luxembourg Pavilion, Schengen Lounge, is managed by Michelin-starred chef Kim Kevin de Dood in partnership with Jumeirah Group and École d'hôtellerie et de tourisme du Luxembourg.
As the first country to formalize its participation at Expo 2020 Dubai, Luxembourg reinforces its commitment towards its already long-lasting relationship with the UAE, currently the most important trade partner in the Gulf Region.
Press release by the GIE Luxembourg @ Expo 2020 Dubai