Every single day, the go-ahead is given for a large number of brand-new construction projects as a direct result of the rapid development that is taking place all over the world. Nevertheless, megaprojects that are both kinds to the environment and ahead of the curve in terms of technology deserve the spotlight, and that is why we are writing about Expo 2020 in Dubai today.
Mr. Hamad Al Wazzan, who is well-known as an investor in real estate throughout the GCC, was kind enough to offer his thoughts on this innovative endeavor.
According to Mr. Hamad Al Wazzan, “Dubai has demonstrated over the years that it is a pioneer in mega projects and the home to unique advancements.”
Expo 2020 – A Lasting Legacy
During the event that was heralded as a smashing success, the goal of the Dubai Expo 2020, which was to galvanize public effort around the promotion of technological advancement and innovation, was accomplished with flying colors. This goal was to mobilize public effort around the promotion of technological advancement and innovation.
Even though the Expo ended on March 31st of this year, its legacy will continue to live on as the site transforms into Dubai’s massive human-centric community, called the “city of the future.” The unique and multifaceted layout of this project will not only bring tremendous economic growth to the city, but it will also serve as a social gathering point where people can come together for knowledge sharing and other learning and working opportunities.
Mr. Hamad Al Wazzan stated, “A pride every Arab should carry along the way,” in reference to the fact that Dubai is the first city in the Middle East to obtain the right to host this international exhibition.
Rebranding the Mega Project
The name “District 2020” was supposed to be given to the location that will host Expo 2020 in Dubai when the idea was first conceived. It was formerly known as the Dubai World Trade Center, but at the end of June this year, the name “Expo City Dubai” was revealed to the public for the first time.
The District 2020, now known as Expo City Dubai, will go through the same transformation in order to become a cutting-edge smart city that will be of great benefit to the people who live there.
In light of the fact that 43 percent of all government spending in 2018 went toward preparations for the Dubai Expo 2020, Mr. Hamad Al Wazzan remarked, “This is actually an amazing project and a source for national economic growth.”
Take a look inside to learn more about this innovative new smart city, the plans for which were developed with an eye toward environmental responsibility.
A Peek Inside Expo City, Dubai
The month of October 2022 has been penciled in as the month that Expo City Dubai will debut to the public. The project will utilize eighty percent of the infrastructure from the Dubai Expo 2020. This includes two hundred and sixty thousand square feet of buildings that have been awarded gold or platinum certification from LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which is the most prestigious and widely adopted green building rating system in the world.
The city will provide a community lifestyle that is influenced by technology through the design of its mixed-use community layout, which will include living quarters, places to work, recreational areas, and other amenities. In addition to this, it plays a significant role in the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, which serves as the city’s blueprint for achieving sustainable expansion over the next twenty years.
Mr. Hamad AlWazzan has stated that, now that the project is available to the general public, it is the ideal time for large corporations and real estate investors to “ride the tide” and become a part of this “mega project.”
A Futuristic, Technologically Advanced Metropolis
It is the goal of this location to utilize cutting-edge technology, cutting-edge science, and sustainable practices in order to make the surrounding area a better place to live and work for everyone. When the city is operating at full capacity, the plan is to have enough housing and businesses to support a population of 145,000 people.
Expo City Dubai will contribute to the expansion of Dubai’s innovation economy by putting an emphasis on four key growth industries and disruptive technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and blockchain, and by fostering cross-industry collaboration.
It will be the largest area in the world to be completely covered by a network that is enabled for 5G, and it will feature a wide variety of exciting attractions to keep guests entertained.
Machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data analytics systems on the cutting edge will allow gas station customers to receive personalized service and retail options, which will cut down on wait times and encourage more frequent visits.
A Sustainable Eco-Friendly Urban Planning
The city will be completely environmentally friendly as a result of the inclusion of over 1200 buildings that have been awarded the LEED certification. These buildings have been designed to use almost half as much water as other buildings due to their water-saving features. Additionally, the sun will be responsible for supplying 22 percent of the site’s required electrical power.
At Expo City Dubai, the official energy partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, ENOC, will also showcase their “Service Station of the Future.” This gas station is a first in the world because it has earned the LEED Platinum certification. The canopy that sits atop the gas station was made out of carbon fiber, which contributed 37 tons to the overall weight of the structure. This environmentally friendly material is five times lighter than steel, but it is also three times as strong. The service station will not only generate electricity through the use of solar panels and a wind turbine that is 25 meters in height, but it will also recycle water and distill atmospheric moisture into drinkable water for its employees.
Mr. Hamad Al Wazzan has stated that “this futuristic project sets an example of how our Arab countries should aim to be,” with projects like this one focusing on human flourishment and environmental preservation.
World’s First “15-Minute City”
Expo City Dubai, where “healthier lifestyles” are a major focus, will be the world’s first “15-minute city.” This means that people will be able to walk or bike from one end of the city to the other without using a car and they will be able to do so in less than 15 minutes.
On this site, innovative mobility solutions that support environmentally friendly and flexible modes of transportation will be showcased. These solutions will make it less difficult and more convenient for people to travel from their homes to their places of employment.
A route for driverless cars, continued use of the metro station, a 10-kilometer cycling track, wide paths for pedestrians, and a 5-kilometer running track are some of the environmentally friendly and adaptable modes of transportation that are incorporated into this plan.
In his closing remarks, Mr. Hamad Al Wazzan expressed the hope that all Arab countries would enjoy similar prosperity in the years to come.