These 7 facts might take you to Dubai for free

News:   Learn about Dubai – and enter the competition to win a trip to Dubai with everything included.

It’s a young city
Not only did Dubai itself just become a city to reckon with, the population is young too. 85% of the population is under 45 years old.

The birds will amaze you

If you’re into bird-watching you will be pleasantly surprised by the 320 bird species who cross Dubai during their migration over the continent.

Cash is king
While many bigger restaurants and shops accept card, not all do, and not all cards are accepted. Bring cash to be safe.

Pearls once were Dubai’s best friend

UAE might be best known for their oil and tourism, but earlier in the days, pearl diving was a main earner.

Dubai is huge – and so is the Expo site
Home to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa (828m tall) it’s needless to say Dubai is huge. Living up to the city’s reputation the Expo site is built on an area twice the size of Monaco. Prepare a map and make sure you don’t get lost!

Expo’s themes
The Expo site is divided into three thematic districts, and each participating nation has built their pavilion in the district best suiting their innovative aim.

The three thematic districts are Opportunity, Sustainability where Sweden has their pavilion, and Mobility. Which district are you most interested in seeing?

Expo 2020 is a part of the World Expo’s legacy
World Expo has been held for 170 years, the first one in 1851 in London, UK. These expositions leave great heritages for the world after them, and Expo 2020 Dubai is no different. After the exposition ends, District 2020 follows. This will be a future city, making use of at least 80% of the buildings from Expo 2020.

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From desert to forest - Minister for Foreign Affairs saw the result

News:  The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ann Linde, visited the Forest. It was during her time as the Minister for Trade that Sweden’s Expo journey began in 2017. Last time she was at the pavilion it was only desert.

Nordic piano concert for peace

News:  A peace concert with piano music from the Nordic countries was held at the Swedish pavilion, as part of the “Nordic Piano Music Week” at Expo . “The special thing with visiting Expo 2020 Dubai is that we spread the Nordic music”, says the Swedish pianist John Nalan.

The Green Skeikh visited the pavilion

News:  "The Green Sheikh" of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi, entertained visitors at the Swedish pavilion with a talk as part of the series of speaking events during Water Week.

She will be representing UAE in the "Stockholm Junior Water Prize"

News:  Mishal Faraz was the winner of Water Alliance Associatios "RE-NEW Our World Student Water Innovation Challenge 2022". On Thursday she presented her "The Water Bottle Project" at the Swedish pavilion.

Electrical boats invented in Sweden

News:  The Water Week at the Swedish pavilion ha begun. A serious of events is taking place on the Co-creation stage. On Thursday Konrad Bergström, founder of X Shore, who makes hundred percent electrical boats.

Event to raise awareness about importance of forests

News:  “The forestry sector is a sector that can eventually make a huge difference”, says Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and moderator of the event that took place at the Swedish pavilion on the International Day of Forests.

Join the event on International Day of Forests

News:  The International Day of Forests will be celebrated in the pavilion on March 21. In the video you will hear Fredrik Ingemarson, Moderator of the International Day of Forests, talk about some of the highlights.

Regional meeting for Swedish ambassadors

News:  Swedish Ambassadors to the Middle East region had their regional meeting at the Swedish pavilion. It was an opportunity for them to meet but also visit their second countries pavilions.

Swedish cuisine - check out tutorials and innovations

News:  What do you know about the traditional Swedish cuisine and the new innovative food technology? Find out in the videoclip.