Confirmed: Riyadh to host World Expo 2030
It’s official: Riyadh is set to take centre stage on a global level in 2030, as the confirmed host of World Expo 2030.
Saudi Arabia’s bid for the World Expo was first announced in October 2021, and at a vote today, Tuesday November 28, the Bureau des International Expositions (BIE) confirmed that Riyadh Expo 2030 had been the successful bid. All 182 BIE member states voted for the host city of the event in 2030, which saw Riyadh come out on top.
— Riyadh Expo 2030 الرياض إكسبو (@Riyadh_Expo2030) November 28, 2023
Three countries submitted candidatures to host World Expo 2030, with Saudi Arabia fighting off competition from The Republic of Korea for Busan and Italy for Rome.
Riyadh Expo 2030 will take place Riyadh Expo 2030 between 1 October 2030 and 31 March, 2031 under the theme “The Era of Change: Together for a Foresighted Tomorrow.”
The vision for Riyadh Expo 2030
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Back in June, Saudi Arabia unveiled the official vision for the expo, should the country’s bid be successful.
The event will be held near King Salman International Airport, with direct access to a Riyadh Metro station to get visitors to the Expo site in minutes.
The exhibition pavilions, which are expected to be 226 in total, will be designed in a spherical shape with an equator line running through them and will have three entrances. The design aims to reflect the ancient urban style, history, culture, and nature of Riyadh city.
A massive landmark will also be built for the global spectacle symbolizing “Responsibility for Protecting the Planet.” It will also be surrounded by three pavilions each representing the sub-themes of “Prosperity for All,” “Climate Action,” and “A Different Tomorrow.”
The Kingdom aims to make the Riyadh Expo 2030 the most sustainable and influential Expo ever. We can’t wait to see it come to life…