(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 6 - Expo 2020 Dubai said Monday that the
World Fair registered 5,663,960 visits between its opening day
on October 1 and last Sunday, December 5, with the figures
buoyed by last week's festivities for the UAE's Golden Jubilee
as well as a raft of spectacular sporting, musical and cultural
Six out of 10 visitors (57%) hold an Expo Season Pass, with the number of repeat visitors in the first two months reaching 1.2 million.
"We are delighted with the figures, and that so many people chose to celebrate such a momentous occasion, the UAE's 50th National Day, with us here at Expo 2020 Dubai," said Reem Al Hashimy, the UAE Minister for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai.
"Two months in, these numbers are a testament to the hard work of everyone involved in Expo, from the hosting of spectacular events that make people want to visit again and again, to the bringing together of global changemakers on a powerful platform for action and collaboration, and - crucially - to our robust COVID-19 measures, which allow us to accommodate such large numbers in a safe, reassuring manner." More than a quarter (28%) of November's visitors came from outside the UAE, with the top international visitor countries including India, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and the UK.