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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Expo 2020 Dubai: Sultanate of Oman's pavilion receives more than half a million visitors

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More than half a million people have visited the Sultanate of Oman’s pavilion at the Expo 2020 venue in Dubai nearly three months after it opened to the public on October 1, this year.


This number includes visitors from the GCC, Asia and Far East, Europe and Americas and other parts, according to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP).


"We are glad to note that over half a million people have made it to the pavilion at the Expo 2020 in less than three months, and they include people from across the world," Mohsin al Balushi, Commissioner-General of the Sultanate of Oman at Expo 2020 Dubai told the Observer.


"We are expecting more visitors in the coming days as more events are charted out on a weekly and monthly basis," he added.


The frankincense-themed pavilion of the Sultanate of Oman at the Expo 2020 has been pulling a steady stream of people from across the world since its opening. In January 2022, the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technology, Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, and Oman Air will take an active part during the Travel and Connectivity Week that will take place from January 9-15.


"Seeking greater participation from across the globe, we are also organising visits for honorary consuls to visit the Oman Pavilion in cooperation with Foreign Ministry. The visit will include showcasing investment opportunities at the pavilion’s Opportunity Center."


According to available statistics, the Sultanate of Oman’s pavilion received an average of 6,000 visitors a day, and in the first week, the number of visitors crossed 81,071, and the number was steadily increasing. But with travel restrictions imposed in some countries due to Covid-19 and its new variant Omicron, the number is more or less steady, thanks to the enthusiasm that Expo 2020 has been creating.


The Luban outlet at the pavilion contains more than 1,500 products from more than 400 Omani small and medium businesses, family businesses, craftsmen and rural women. This embodies the opportunities that the Omani pavilion can provide through the Expo for the theme, which is one of the sub-themes of the Expo 2020 Dubai.


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