Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid awards ‘Expo 2020 Dubai Medal’
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today presented the Expo 2020 Dubai Medal to more than 40,000 people who contributed to the success of the global event.
His Highness said: “We have awarded the Expo 2020 Dubai Medal to 40,000 Emiratis, including civilians and military personnel, who have played a key role in the success of the UAE-organised global event. The global experience that our national workforce gained was one of the biggest achievements of Expo 2020 Dubai.”
Sheikh Mohammed added: “Once again, the UAE has demonstrated its ability to wow the world and turn challenges into opportunities. Despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic, our national workforce has been able to provide an exceptional experience for all.”
Earlier this month, His Highness issued Act No (20) of 2022, amending certain paragraphs of Act No (10) of 1997 relating to Dubai Police Awards, Medals and Insignia.
The amendments state that the Expo 2020 Dubai Medal can be awarded to both military and civilian personnel of the Dubai Police, as well as members of the public and non-Dubai Police personnel who have made an outstanding contribution to the success of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Expo 2020 Dubai was the first global exhibition held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region and the first to be hosted by an Arab country.
The six-month expo, held under the central theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, challenged the enormous test of the COVID-19 pandemic and was a resounding success. Bringing together 192 participating countries, the event showcased the cultures and histories of the participating countries and provided an opportunity to network and share a vision for solving the challenges facing humanity. Over 182 days, Expo 2020 Dubai attracted more than 24 million visitors from all over the world.
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