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Expo Dubai showcases Slovenia as green oasis

Dubai, 1 October - Slovenia will be showcased as a green and smart country at Expo 2020 Dubai, which opens its doors to exhibitors and visitors today. Slovenia's pavilion will paint the country as a green oasis in Europe under the slogan Slovenia - Green Smart Experience.

Ljubljana
A graphic image of Slovenia's Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion.
Photo: Spirit agency

Dubai, UAE
The Slovenian pavilion at the Dubai Expo.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Dubai, UAE
The Slovenian pavilion at the Dubai Expo.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Ljubljana
A graphic image of Slovenia's Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion.
Photo: Spirit agency

Ljubljana
A graphic image of Slovenia's Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion.
Photo: Spirit agency

After being delayed last year due to the pandemic, Expo Dubai is now launching under three main themes: sustainability, mobility and opportunity.

Slovenia's presentation is rooted in the country's sustainable, forward-looking, modern and creative efforts, putting its green environment, know-how, innovation and economic value added front and centre.

On 8 February 2022, when Slovenia celebrates Culture Day, a Slovenian Day will be held at Expo Dubai, putting the country in the spotlight.

The aim of Slovenia's participation is to increase its global market presence, boost its exports, including to the United Arab Emirates, and promote the country as a green tourist destination. In total, more than 45 events will be held by Slovenia at the world fair.

Slovenia's pavilion is located near one of the three entry points of the Expo show, in the part of the venue dedicated to sustainability.

It is built of wood, has a green facade and is surrounded by water, paying a tribute to Slovenia's three main natural resources - wood, green environment and water, and promoting the country's economy, energy, sports, culture, science and innovation.

Visitors will be transported to Slovenia with the help of digital technology in what will be an immersive experience.

The Expo will bring together exhibitors from a record 192 countries, including organisations, companies and educational institutions, according to the organisers.

For the first time in the history of world fairs, Expo will be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region. In what is another first, each participating country will boast its own pavilion.

Some 25 million visitors are expected to visit the world show, which will run until 31 March 2022. Those visiting from Slovenia will find it easier to get to Dubai as budget carrier Flydubai recently launched scheduled flights between Ljubljana and Dubai.

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