TODAY AT EXPO – Sunday 5 December - British Herald
January 25, 2022
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TODAY AT EXPO – Sunday 5 December

DUBAI  – A look ahead to the major events of Sunday 5 December at Expo 2020 Dubai

Thailand National Day

  • Media briefing, 1400, Thailand Pavilion, featuring:
    • HE Mr Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand
    • Dr Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, President/CEO of Digital Economy Promotion Agency (depa) and Deputy CG for Thailand Pavilion
  • Official National Day ceremonies, 1615, Al Wasl Plaza
  • Reception, 2000, Thailand Pavilion; media session, 2120, with the following available for interview:
    • Dr Atchaka Sibunruang, Chairman of the Board of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau
    • HE Mr Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society
    • HE Mr Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health
  • For more details, please contact Thailand Pavilion MLO 
    Today, 5 December, we mark International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development 2021, with a number of events and activities across the site: International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development 2021 – Flagship Event
  • A celebration of volunteering, with success stories of unsung heroes and an awards ceremony for volunteers. There will also be the following speakers:
    • HE Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai
    • HE Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, UAE Minister of Community Development
    • Khulood Ali Abudallah Alshehhi, UAE’s National Service Volunteer
  • 1500-1700, Jubilee Stage International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development 2021 – Specialist Event
  • Explores emerging volunteer models as a pathway for building equal and inclusive societies, includes the following speakers:
    • HE Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development
    • HE Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, Assistant Secretary General, League of Arab Stages
    • Christian Hainzl, UN Volunteers Regional Manager for Arab States
    • HE Ahmed Talib Al Shamsi, CEO, Emirates Foundation
    • Nichole Cirillo, Executive Director International Association for Volunteer Effort
  • 1100-1130, Nexus for People and Planet


Monegasque Olympic Committee

  • Her Excellency Yvette Lambin-Berti, UNESCO Ambassador and General Secretary of the Monegasque Olympic Committee, along with the Commission of Olympic Athletes, presents Monegasque Olympism’s history
  • 1000-2200, Monaco Pavilion Moroccan Folk Music Performance – Ahidous
  • Ahidous is a traditional dance performed in the Amazigh regions of the Middle Atlas. Male and female dancers move together to the rhythmic beats of framed drums and hand-clapping
  • 1400, Morocco Pavilion FIDE Chess Tournament
  • World champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) defends his title against Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia)
  • 1630, Dubai Exhibition Centre, Hall 2A South
  • A press conference follows in Press Conference Room A The Western Flyers
  • A tribute to Western swing music, the first music genre indigenous to Texas
  • 1700, USA Pavilion The Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies
  • Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the forum highlights the role of cooperation between states, peoples and followers of different religions in promoting world peace and the well-being of societies. Brings together senior Muslim scholars, religious leaders and peace activists, with speakers set to include:
    • His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and Commissioner General of Expo 2020 Dubai
    • His Excellency Dr Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al Eissa, Secretary General of the Muslim World League
    • His Excellency Noor-Ul-Haq Qadri, Federal Minister of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Pakistan
    • His Excellency Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah, President of the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum
  • 1800-1900, Al Wasl Plaza
  • Media wishing to attend should confirm their attendance at press.office@expo2020.ae
  • Please note, no live broadcast is permitted Concert: Javed Bashir
  • Master of classical South-Asian music and a versatile playback singer
  • 2100, Jubilee Stage
  • For interviews, please contact the Expo 2020 Press Office Charming Vietnam
  • Event to highlight traditional Vietnamese arts and culture
  • 2100, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021
  • Screening at Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion, Open Square
  • 2130-2330   6 DECEMBER Gabon National Day
  • 1015, Al Wasl Plaza Portuguese Filigrana (Filigree) Week
  • 1000-2200, Portugal PavilionInteractive Honduran Talks
  • 1030-1230, Opportunity Forum, Mission Possible Celebration of the first-year anniversary of the UAE National Chapter of UN Women’s Unstereotype Alliance
  • Activities include panels and fireside chats on the topic of women empowerment
  • 1400-1600, Terra Auditorium Jalsat Nights
  • 0830-2230, Jubilee Stage  7 DECEMBER Costa Rica National Day
  • 1015, Al Wasl Plaza Poland National Day
  • 1615, Al Wasl Plaza The Gov Games 2021 Briefing Event
  • 1100, Expo Village Canada represents at World Congress on Creative Economy
  • 7-9 December, DEC New perspective on the Women of Seychelles presented through contemporary art
  • 1600-1800, Women’s Pavilion, and 1900, Seychelles Pavilion Golden Jubilee Celebration with Bulgaria
  • 1740-1840, Jubilee Stage The Monaco Sim Racing World Cup kicks off at Expo 2020 Dubai
  • 7-8 December, 1800-2000, Monaco Pavilion Exhibition on the 45th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Kingdom of Thailand and the UAE
  • 7-12 December, Thailand Pavilion Colours of Poland – National Day Concert
  • 2100-2300, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre Traditional Portuguese Filigree art and the ‘World’s Biggest Heart in Filigree’
  • 7-12 December, Portugal Pavilion 
    8 DECEMBER Fiji National Day
  • 1015, Al Wasl Plaza Uzbekistan National Day
  • 1615, Al Wasl Plaza The Global Business Forum ASEAN
  • 0900-1800, DEC Outlier Series
  • Breaking Biases in Communication, 1100-1330, Women’s Pavilion
  • Harir and Jarir Events: Creative thinking among Gulf women, 1430-1630, Women’s Pavilion Stand up against street harassment by L’Oréal
  • 1900-2100, Club by Emaar Concerto for Piano and Pasteboards by Miguel Puga (music and magic show)
  • 8-10 December, 1730-1830, Spain Pavilion Igor Butman and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra
  • 1600-1800, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre Musical show ‘Bella es mi tierra’ (‘Beautiful is my land’)
  • 1900-2100, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre Nicola Piovani concert
  • 2030-2230, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre Biodiverse and multicultural Costa Rica in Jubilee
  • 2200-2245, Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre

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