Dubai Expo: The Israeli pavilion was officially inaugurated tonight

Minister of Tourism, Yoel Rezbozov: “The Expo is a wonderful opportunity to tackle common challenges and together create new opportunities”

The Minister of Tourism, Yoel Rezbozov, at the opening ceremony of the Israeli pavilion at the Dubai Expo. Foreign Ministry photo

Tonight (Thursday), the Hanukkah ceremony of the Israeli pavilion was held at the Expo in Dubai in the presence of about 300 invited and respected, Israelis and emirates, led by HE Dr. Ahmad Belhoul UAE State Minister for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Business.

The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Tourism, Yoel Rezbozov, and the participation of the Director General of his office, Amir Halevi, Deputy Director General of Public Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Noam Katz, Israel’s Expo Commissioner, Elazar Cohen and the Israeli Consul General to Dubai, Rabbi Eli Abadi and Mr. Ilan Stolman Rabbi Duchman set the mezuzah in the building during the opening ceremony.

This is the first time that the State of Israel has a national pavilion at an event of this magnitude in an Arab country. The invitation to Israel participate in the event was given as early as 2018, even before the decision to establish official relations between the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The Israeli pavilion was established under the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The steering committee, which includes 17 different government ministries, the JNF and the Electric Company, is headed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Israeli pavilion is expected to host a variety of economic events, conferences and business meetings in the fields of smart transportation, agriculture, water, fintech, medicine, science and space, artificial intelligence, health, cyber protection, renewable energy, tourism, sustainability, social economy and more. In addition, dozens of business delegations from Israel and around the world are expected to visit the pavilion and hold business meetings. According to organizers, about 15 million visitors are expected to be exposed to the contents of the Israeli pavilion during the six months in which the exhibition will take place.

The Israeli pavilion at the Dubai Expo, designed and set up by AVS, was launched under the theme “Connecting Thoughts – Creating the Future” and the title “To Tomorrow” – نحو الغد. The design of the pavilion is inspired by the desert deserts common to Israel and the Gulf states. The pavilion is open without walls and checkpoints and it transmits openness and guest invitation and allows exposure to Israeli content even to those who only stay in its vicinity. All of these correctly reflect the idea that tomorrow’s power connects us and that creating a better future for all of humanity is within reach if we connect minds and unite forces.

The sub-topics chosen to lead the expo are; Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability enable Israel to present its capabilities in a variety of areas such as: agriculture, cyber, medical equipment and instruments, water technologies and more.

Minister of Tourism, Joel Rezbozov: “Peace certainly allows us to create a new reality in the Middle East – a reality that will bring prosperity, security and stability for all. We believe that in order to achieve a better tomorrow, we must take positive and practical action today. The Expo is a wonderful opportunity to tackle common challenges together and create new opportunities together. I am happy to invite you all to come and visit our country ”!

Israel Commissioner for Dubai Expo, Mr. Eleazar Cohen: “Today we set the mezuzah at the entrance to the Israeli pavilion and turn it into our home. I have dreamed about this day for many years and in this historic moment I want to thank the Government of Israel and the Government of the United Arab Emirates for fulfilling this dream. The Israeli pavilion is open to everyone. Many things separate us, but the common challenges we face and the hope for a better tomorrow are those that unite us. Together we can make our future, our tomorrow and our children’s better, and that’s what we will do! ”

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