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Posted On: 12 January 2023 10:04 am
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Qatar passes inspection for hosting Expo 2023 Doha

Cassandra Pallagud
Cassandra Pallagud
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Qatar passes inspection expo 2023 doha

According to a report by Exhibition World, Expo 2023 Doha will be the very first A1 World Horticultural Expo in the Middle East approved by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH).

The approval came after a delegation from AIPH spent 4 days touring Qatar's capital, Doha, to assess the readiness of the state to host the mega-expo. Officials visited several locations in Qatar to witness the progress made by the Ministry of Municipality and toured Expo 2023 Doha's legacy building, Expo House.

Expo House

The Expo House has been integrated into the popular Al Bidda park located in central Doha. The structure is covered in greenery, shaped like a semicircle, and features a large open space in front with a magnificent fountain at its center. There are outdoor seating areas installed on the sides of the pavilion that form a natural amphitheater that will host some of the Expo’s events and gatherings.

Other infrastructures and developments in Al Bidda park were also assessed as this will be the venue of EXPO 2023 from 2 October 2023 until 28 March 2024.

What to expect at Expo 2023

Expo 2023 will span 1.7m sqm and will be divided into three zones: International Zone, Family Zone, and Cultural Zone.

Visitors of Expo 2023 Doha can expect activations, entertainment, activities, and edutainment.

H.E. Ambassador Mr Bader Al Dafa, Expo 2023 Doha commissioner general:

“It has been an honour to welcome the president of AIPH and his delegation to Qatar. We have successfully demonstrated that we are ready to host this prestigious event with more than 50 countries already signed up to participate. We are expecting to reach the target of 80 national pavilions, and we invite all countries to join this exceptional event in Qatar.”

Leonardo Capitanio, AIPH president:

“Qatar is creating a magnificent Expo that I am convinced will attract many visitors from from around the world. It is a special opportunity for people to experience the first World Horticultural Expo to take place in a desert region. It is clear that the Government of the State of Qatar is committed to making this event a great success.”

Green Desert, Better Environment

The AIPH secretary general Tim Briercliffe, has confirmed that the theme of the Expo 2023 Doha is 'Green Desert, Better Environment' and shares that "it will lead the way in bringing the countries of the world together to showcase ideas and solutions for the future while at the same time creating an unmissable visitor experience. It has been encouraging to see all the preparation work completed and I know that Expo 2023 Doha Qatar will become an event for Qatar to be proud of long into the future.”

Expo Doha 2023 will run for 179 days with the aim to welcome over 3 million visitors. The venue will be home to ornamental gardens, host conferences, live shows, art performances, and much more.

The Expo will be held under the auspices of the BIE (Bureau International Des Expositions) and AIPH (International Association for Horticultural Producers).

Source and cover image credit: Exhibition World