Oman's Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion was inspired by a famous tree that's known to play a role in Oman's development since ancient times
11 October 2019| Last updated on 11 December 2019
The design reflects centuries of Oman's progress and footprint on the international trade
Construction has commenced on Oman's nature-inspired pavilion for Expo 2020, with the design unveiled by the Sultanate's Ministry of Trade and Industry on Twitter.
Located within the 438-hectare site's Mobility District, the pavilion pays tribute to frankincense trees. Producing the aromatic resin that is popularly used in incense and Arabic perfumes, frankincense has played a significant role in Oman's development which can be traced back to ancient times.
Oman's Expo 2020 pavilion follows the theme "Opportunities over time" and the site's project is headed by Adi Architecture.
Dubbed as Oman's "gift to the world", this precious resin inspired the exterior of the pavilion.
Within the site are five zones that will take visitors on an interactive, multimedia journey through the Sultanate's historical, cultural, and economic past, present, and future. Visitors can expect a showcase of how frankincense has greatly contributed to Oman beyond trade, as it is used in everything such as cosmetics and medicine.
Times of Oman reported that an estimated 500 Oman-based small to medium enterprises (SME) have already registered to take part in Expo 2020 Dubai.
Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidi, Oman's Minister of Commerce and Industry, and Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai were involved in discussions surrounding Oman's economic boost and spotlight on Omani SMEs.