Expo 2020 Dubai Closing Ceremony Live: The “World’s Largest Trade Show” Is Back
Fireworks lit up the sky as Expo 2020 came to a close with glittering events. It was a moment of triumph tinged with sadness that touched the hearts of everyone who visited the exhibit. The official closing ceremony is over. Here is how events unfolded:
Concluding the closing ceremony, after the last line of the song – “A million dreams for the world we’ll make” – fireworks light up the skies of Expo 2020 Dubai. The Closing Ceremony is over, but the parties across the Expo have just begun and will continue until the wee hours of the morning.
International pop icon Christina Aguilera singing the hit song “A Million Dreams”
“A million dreams keep me awake
I think of what the world could be
A vision of the one I see
A million dreams is all it will take
Oh a million dreams for the world we’ll create”
The closing ceremony highlights crucial moments of Expo 2020 Dubai through a series of flashbacks, including the “Journey of 50” (the Golden Jubilee spectacle of Expo 2020 Dubai) and scenes ranging from “Boy and the Horse” to the floating pianist.
Focus on youth
Mira Singh, the 11-year-old Indo-Belarusian girl from the opening ceremony, will take the audience on another journey as the closing ceremony focuses on young people. There will also be a segment of the Sea of Nations, where countries will wave their flags during National Day celebrations.
The fireworks are set off, the official closing ceremony begins
Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai, will present the flag of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) to Ambassador Jai-chul Choi, President of the General Assembly the BIE; and BIE Secretary General Dimitri Kerkentzes, who will then present the flag to Expo 2025 Osaka representatives.
The official closing ceremony is about to begin at the iconic Al Wasl Dome. The space is reserved for “VIP guests” consisting of schoolchildren aged seven to nine, but more than 20 giant screens are spread over the Expo site, including the main stages, the Festival Garden and various pavilions countries, allowing everyone to see the event.
The closing ceremony cast includes more than 400 professionals and volunteers from 56 different countries, with 745 costumes created for the climax of the Expo. Forty members of a UAE-based children’s choir will perform Ishy Bilady, the national anthem of the UAE, joined by the all-female Firdaus Orchestra, conducted by Yasmina Sabbah.
Sea of people converge on the place
Feel the buzz
Momentum Builds As Closing Act Approaches
Dubai: Tens of thousands of people are here at Expo 2020 Dubai to give the world’s biggest fair a big farewell party. Throughout the evening there will be parties, concerts and fireworks from multiple locations until the wee hours of the morning. Nostalgia, flashbacks, reflection and celebration will characterize the closing ceremony of the greatest show in the world which has been extremely spectacular for the past six months.
Organizers said tonight will be “a poignant journey through some of the most evocative and memorable moments of Expo 2020 Dubai. The closing ceremony promises to be a moment of triumph tinged with sadness that makes the hearts of all visitors vibrate”.
We all have a story to tell and a memory to share. As we say our final goodbyes, join us, at Gulf News, as we bring the excitement and energy of Expo 2020 Dubai to you for one last time.