Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
KSA’s Pavilion at the World Expo in Dubai
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai is a window to the world. Drawing on the Kingdom’s renowned tradition of hospitality, it is an open invitation to explore the country’s rich heritage, diverse people, vast opportunities, and natural wonders.
Saudi Arabia has developed an outstanding architectural landmark, embodying a bold ambition to shape the world for the better. The Pavilion’s design reflects both the country’s past and aspiring future, inviting guests to explore our beautiful natural landscapes while learning about the rich history that has shaped the Saudi Arabia we celebrate today The innovative façade of the building rises five stories high and transcends an area the size of two football pitches. The base of the prism-like structure represents modem Saudi society with its deep-rooted history, as it soars skywards, it symbolizes the Kingdom’s limitless ambitions. The state-of-theart building fuses architecture with digital technology and has been awarded LEED version 4 Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – the highest internationally recognized sustainability rating in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – placing it among the most sustainable designs in the world. In addition, the Pavilion holds three Guinness World Records: the largest interactive lighting floor with around 8000 LED lights, the longest interactive water feature at 32m, and the largest LED mirror screen display at 1,302.5 sq.m.
Upon entering the Pavilion, guests are greeted in the welcome area by a digital fountain. This is followed by the Heritage Path’, which offers a multisensory escalator ride, transporting the rider through some of the country’s most significant historical locations, including UNESCO World Heritage sites. Visitors are then invited to explore our beautiful and diverse natural environment while learning about the rich history that has shaped the Saudi Arabia we celebrate today. They will then be fast-forwarded to the country’s promising future on an escalator surrounded by 2030 crystals -representing Saudi Vision 2030 – revealing our long-term national transformation plan, complete with world-leading projects which are rewriting the possibilities of sustainable development. The highlight of the exhibition is the Vision space; a floating virtual sphere almost 30m in diameter. This colossal art installation was brought to life by a collective of Saudi Artists.
In the Business Park’, an innovative platform will connect leaders from around the world to forge exciting partnerships and discuss investment opportunities. Economy and investment, arts and culture, nature, energy, and much more can be explored in the Discovery Center The Saudi Pavilion will not appear the same in the daytime as it will at night. Search for your reflection in a magnificent mirror by day and immerse yourself in a majestic spectacle by night. We invite you to visit the Saudi Pavilion, experience our famed hospitality, and join us on a journey of discovery through the Kingdom’s past, present, and future.