The opening ceremony of Expo 2023 Doha was held under the patronage of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in the presence of several dignitaries and representatives from various countries.
Held under the theme, “Green Desert, Better Environment,” Expo 2023 Doha will be held at Al Bidda Park. The expo will run from 3rd October 2023 to 28th March 2024, with particular focus on modern agriculture, innovation, technology, environmental awareness and sustainability.
The mega event is expected to promote sustainable innovations and combat desertification through activities lasting 179 days, while also drawing 3million visitors from over 80 countries.
This will be the first horticultural exhibition in MENA region, with a desert climate, encouraging horticultural innovation focusing on water, climate and soil sustainability.
Expo Doha 2023 is expected to draw visitors locally and globally, pavilions from almost 80 countries, NGOs and representatives.
Organizers said all arrangements have been completed. Expo 2023 Doha Commissioner-General Bader Omar al-Dafa told Qatar that the expo is one of the largest of its kind with the participation from various continents.
It will be open to general public for free from 3rd October, with variety of events including conferences, cultural, educational, entertainment exhibitions. Further, the expo will introduce new products to global markets and sporting events, will host workshops, educational activities, and discussions with leading experts to theatrical performances, concerts and more that await visitors.
The Al Bidda Park site comprises three areas, with the northern area hosting international exhibits, and remaining two areas being activated by a variety of functions and experiences. Every area of the site is programmed to offer its unique experience to participants and visitors.
The exhibition has Congress Centre, Family Amphitheatre, Exhibition Centre, Cultural Bazaar, Indoor Domes, Farmers Market, Sponsors Area, Food Kiosks, Grandstand Arena, Environment Centre and Biodiversity Museum.