The Dubai Expo 2020 Logo Has the Most Incredible Story Behind It
The Dubai Expo 2020 logo was unveiled on March 27, with the symbol being projected onto the tallest building in the world to mark it's arrival.
People of the Emirate gathered around the Burj Khalifa to celebrate the big reveal - a gold circle featuring smaller loops around it - but it's the story of why it's the official stamp that will really make you love it.
It all came about thanks to antique factory gold ornaments discovered in 2002 at Saruq Al Hadid "captured a gift from the past".
"This ring best symbolized the power of connection, and that Dubai was always that place way before it was founded as a nation thousands of years ago," Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General Dubai 2020 Expo Bureau said. "Dubai was a crossroad of craftsmanship, trade and arts and connecting different forms of civilization together."
They got over 90,000 submissions in four weeks from all kinds of people, including kids and those living abroad. The winning design is based off the antique factory gold ornaments discovered in 2002 at Saruq Al Hadid.
"To capture a powerful emblem, it would have to tell the story of the UAE, of Dubai and it would have to uncover the potential of what Expo 2020 is," Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy continued.
Images of what the pavilions will look like, were recently revealed and 5 million metric tons of sand have already been moved to the site, ready for construction and execution in the next couple of years. Different countries are being invited down to check out the operation before 2020 arrives, and we are too being encouraged to drop by to follow the progress.
Check out the snaps of the inspiration behind the logo and the event in Dubai on Sunday.