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Expo 2020 Dubai a ‘catalyst for hope’ of Covid recovery, UN official says

World’s fair ‘an opportunity for the world to gain sense of normality’

UN official Dena Assaf has said she hopes the world’s fair will be a “catalyst for hope” for humanity as countries host big events once again.

In an interview with The National, Ms Assaf, the UN’s resident co-ordinator in the UAE, said masks, testing and vaccine requirements would make for a safe spectacle.

Expo 2020 Dubai will be the largest global gathering since the start of the pandemic, with a projected 25 million visitors expected to attend over six months.

All who attend must provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative PCR test.

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