His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today granted the ‘Expo 2020 Dubai Medal’ to more than 40,000 individuals who contributed to the success of the global event.
His Highness said: “We have granted the ‘Expo 2020 Dubai Medal’ to 40,000 Emiratis, including civilian and military personnel who played a key role in the success of the global event hosted by the UAE. The global experience that our national cadres have acquired has been one of the greatest gains of Expo 2020 Dubai.”
Sheikh Mohammed added: “Once again, the UAE has demonstrated its ability to impress the world and convert challenges into opportunities. Despite the challenges posed by the global pandemic, our national cadres were able to provide an exceptional experience for everyone.”
Earlier this month, His Highness issued Law No. (20) of 2022 amending certain clauses of Law No. (10) of 1997
pertaining to Dubai Police’s decorations, medals and badges.
The amendments mention that the ‘Expo 2020 Dubai Medal’ can be awarded to both military and civilian personnel of Dubai Police as well as members of the public and military personnel from outside the Dubai Police force, who have made outstanding contributions to the success of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Expo 2020 Dubai was the first world expo held in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region and the first hosted by an Arab nation.
The six-month-long exposition, staged under the central theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, defied the tremendous challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, delivering a resounding success. Bringing together 192 participating nations, the event showcased the culture and history of participating countries and provided an opportunity to engage and share visions to address
challenges facing humanity. Over its 182 days, Expo 2020 Dubai attracted more than 24 million visitors from around the world.
Source: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum