Friday, June 19, 2015

History - Algerian Theatre at the World's Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893

The Algerian Theatre.

The Algerian and Tunisian Village, in which the theatre was the chief attraction, was situated near the center of the Midway Pleasance and adjoining the Street of Cairo. The frontage, as may be seen in the illustration, was not remarkably pretentious, but the main building inside had a Moorish dome with towers and minaretsn and its exterior was covered with the rich-hued glazed tiles of Tunis and Algiers, as, in fact, were most of the buildings.

I here were a Moorish cafe, a Kabyle house and a tent village, the theatre additionally being the main edifice. The desert people were seen about the village engaged in their regulard occupations and jewelry, embroideries and other North African wares to sold. Connected with the theatre were over fifty people, musicians, juggles, dancing girls and some amazing specialists. At the performances most of those who were to take part were in open view. The dancing girls would come on, one after another, to the accompaniment of the shrill, unpleasant music, and would go through with what has been so often described as a contortion, and not a dance at all. Though a little less unconventional than the Persian theatre, the performance was only graceful at times, and as times was but vulgarly interesting. Here the famous « torture dance » was performed, a man, seemingly half frenzied by the music and the movement, thrusting iron skewers through his arms, legs, cheeks and lips, and even behind on of his eve-balls. It was not a pleasant spectacle.

Pics courtesy : Laurent ANTOINE Lemog

Monday, June 15, 2015

The World offers a diverse range of opportunities

We can build a better future if we unlock new possibilities for people and communities to contribute.
The creation of new opportunities for economic development will require cross-sector partnerships to stimulate and support entrepreneurship, and allow everyone to pursue their hopes and ambitions.

Read more about the Opportunity theme of Expo 2020 Dubai here :

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

157th General Assembly of Bureau International des Expositions...

“From the start Expo 2020 Dubai recognized the vital role our own people played, not simply in winning the bid, but in delivering a successful Expo. At every stage of the bid process, the support of our nation, their pride in our achievements and their wholehearted commitment encourages us on to exceed our vision and create something both magnificent and meaningful."

June 9, the Expo 2020 Dubai‬ team presented an update to the General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the intergovernmental organisation in charge of overseeing the organisation of World and International Expos.

More details soon...

Monday, June 8, 2015


Future progress cannot come at the expense of future generations. This will require us to innovate in the production, delivery and consumption of water and energy. Improving access to these precious natural resources and embracing a culture of sustainability –are important goals. Find out more about the sustainability theme at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Energy and water, our two most precious sources of life and prosperity, are highly interdependent. Large amounts of water are necessary to produce energy, and large amounts of energy are necessary to produce clean water. This inter-relationship has become ever more important as the world’s demand for energy and water surges and as our livelihoods depends increasingly upon them. MORE

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Fact about pavilions ar Expo 2020 Dubai

Pavilions at ‪‎Expo 2020 Dubai‬ will range in size from 250m2 (the equivalent of 1 tennis court) to 15,000m2 (the size of three football pitches)

Take a look at to learn more about what you can expect at Expo2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MasterPlan Gallery... Expo 2020 !!! Fantastic !

Expo 2020 Dubai will take place in a spectacular purpose-built, 438-hectare destination at Dubai Trade Centre – Jebel Ali, located midway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Expo 2020 runs from October 2020 through to April 2021.

Easily accessible by road and metro, all transport to, from and within the site are specifically designed to accommodate people of all ages and physical ability. Within the site, the main plaza is less than 15 minutes walking distance from any point and will be equipped with an autonomous people mover system to assist visitor mobility around the site.

The iconic Al Wasl Plaza, meaning ‘connection’ in Arabic, will be the literal and figurative heart of Expo 2020 Dubai. This central semi-covered events space will host grand performances, spectacular displays and international pageantry during the day and night Expo programmes.

The Souks are a modern representation of ancient Middle East architecture that draws visitors through a path of exploration from the multilateral organisations to small country pavilions through to the large spaces for joint showcases of global best practices.

Delivering a vibrant and continuously evolving user journey that is uniquely tailored to the specific audience needs, Expo 2020 Dubai will create stimulating, astonishing and inspiring experiences for the millions of attendees that it will welcome.

The Night Expo will be particularly rich and interactive with the inside of the shade structure screens coming to life with information, whilst sound and light shows and laser displays will dazzle visitors.

The Expo Village is a secure residential community development adjacent to the Expo 2020 Dubai site, providing full-time housing facilities for staff and participants involved in the event delivery.

Friday, April 10, 2015

It's taking shape: Expo 2020 Dubai

It's taking shape, a truly defining event. Expo 2020 Dubai will connect minds, create the future.

2020 days... until the official opening of Expo2020 !

Today marks an exciting milestone – 2,020 days until the official opening of Expo2020!

Stay tuned as we begin the countdown to the first World Expo ever to be held in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bloomberg Future Cities Forum in Dubai

HE Reem Al Hashimy took part in the first Bloomberg Future Cities Forum in Dubai to explore the city's models for success and vision for its future. The event was hosted by Michael R Bloomberg, United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, founder of Bloomberg and three-term Mayor of New York City.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Art for Expo 2020 Dubai : Leena Saoub showcases her Navigation & Mapping sculpture

Jordanian artist Leena Saoub shares the inspiration behind her Navigation and Mapping sculpture that's part of Expo 2020's one-of-a-kind interactive art showcase celebrating a world Expo for everyone. The art installation brings to life the #‎Expo2020 subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability to life through the 21 topics of the Expo 2020 Dubai. Find out more about Leena's Navigation and Mapping sculpture here:

Monday, March 16, 2015

Want to make your voice heard ? Join the ‪Expo2020‬ conversation !


Join the conversation

Expo Dubai 2020 is about shaping a better future through collaboration and discussion. We invite you to join the conversation by tweeting using the hashtag #Expo2020 as well as either #Mobility, #Sustainability or #Opportunity! To inspire and engage the local population, we launched a total of 21 sculptures across the UAE on March 1st. Each one reflects one of the 21 topics under Expo 2020 Dubai's three sub-themes - Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity. To learn more about the topics, click here.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Updated film showing UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 is nearing completion and looking forward with great anticipation to welcoming visitors to UAE ‘country’ in Milan. In the meantime, here is a sneak preview of a journey towards your experience.

Monday, March 2, 2015

A World Expo for EveryOne...

Learn more about the 21 talented artists and the diverse range of topics behind our exciting #Expo2020 sculptures, both on-the-ground and through Expo 2020 Dubai website...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Expo 2020 : Positive Long-Term Effect on Dubai's Growth

Traditionnaly, world expos were international platforms for showcasing incredible innovations, capable of bringing progress and transforming the humanity. But today, expos, including World Expo 2020, which will be held in Dubai, present more economic benefits than ever before. The excitement caused by Dubai's winning bid, howerver, isn't a result of just an immediate monetary relief; it's the positive long-term effects on Dubai's growth everyone is talking about.

Read more on Dubai Chronicle :

The Dubai Tram...

Find out how the latest addition to the city’s sustainable public transport network, Dubai Tram, is introducing new technology.

Dubai Tram is the latest addition to the city’s sustainable public transport network

By Tamara Walid :

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dubai team met with the University of Arizona

Expo2020‬ Dubai team met with the University of Arizona (US) extending its theme & academic engagement with global thought leaders...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Expo2020 team shares its theme(s)

Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability
with Knowledge and Human Development Authority and representatives of various international universities in the Free zones. The UAE hosts the highest number of international branch campuses (IBCs) in the world, with 35 IBCs – of which, 26 are in Dubai; providing accessibility, choice, quality and opportunity, that has made a difference in the lives of many students.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Expo 2020 Dubai joins The World Future Energy Summit

Expo 2020 Dubai joins The World Future Energy Summit and the exploration of future energy solutions. Join us at booth 6121 and share emerging trends and insights in the sustainability sector. Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) 19-22 January. Network with the Expo 2020 Dubai team and learn more about Expo 2020 Dubai.

 Pic Courtesy Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

History - Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan - Qatar pavilion

Qatar Pavilion highlights the rich history of Qatar and the development it is now undergoing. It introduces Doha and the Qatari culture to the people of Japan and to the world. The pavilion showcases the country's history, culture and society, economy, industry, education and the preparations to host the 15th Asian Games in 2006.

Visitors can understand through its exhibits that Qatar, as an exporter of clean energy - natural gas - is not only preserving the rich and varied fauna and flora in the Arabian Gulf but is also contributing to global environment protection.
The 648-square-meter pavilion depicts the past, present and future of Qatar through interactive displays, live music and traditional craftsmen and women at work.
The objective behind Qatar's participation is to give prominence to the State of Qatar worldwide and highlight balanced development in all aspects of life.

Source :

Qatar pavilion at Aichi World Expo 2005, by pico

Pico "designed and miniaturized" Qatar into a 648sqm display to demonstrate the deep contrats between modern and old Qatar. Interactive touch-screen displays engaged the viewers while revolving round a traditional Qatari setting.
Traditional fishing boat and handicraft displays were exhibited with live demos while a tartan running track with 'athletes' was also constructed to promote the up-coming Asian Games 2006 in Doha. Visitors wrere introduced to the largest educational project in the Middle East, the Qatar Foundation, before exiting via a cinema showing the past, present and future of Qatar.

Source Pico :

Friday, January 9, 2015

LeMog3D World Expo Life... 1000th article !

Thanks to all readers of my main blog :

Started in 2009, about World Expo Life : now 1000 articles !
Thank you !!