Mr. Khalid Sharaf, Director of International Business Engagement at Expo 2020, received the team and took them on a tour of the Expo site, where he presented the project plan and progress made so far. The team had a tour of the distinct architectural structures including the UAE Pavilion, which has been designed to portray a falcon in flight reflecting the story of the UAE.
Commenting on the visit, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi said: “Expo 2020 is the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Our visit to the site allowed us to see the progress of project and its facilities. With the opening of our new hotel, ECOS Dubai Al Furjan, near the EXPO site, we aim to provide our services to support this incredible showpiece which is set to expect over than 25 million visitors.”
“Dubai is set to witness the highest number of international visitors in the 168-year history of the World Expos. The city will give millions of visitors, from all over the world, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see what the future will bring. We remain dedicated with our group's commitment to support this exceptional event in the UAE. Our efforts are in line with our nation’s goals to expand the opportunities for knowledge sharing and explore further modes of collaboration.” H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi added.
The delegation from Faisal Holding and HMH were given a detailed overview of the Expo 2020 project, the Expo 2020 Volunteers, the Expo School Programme across all seven emirates, the activities lined up, the planning and the innovative products, and technologies used to deliver the largest event ever staged in the Arab world.
Founded in 2003 in Dubai, HMH – Hospitality Management Holding is a fully integrated hotel management company that prides itself for being the largest operator in the dry sector within the region. HMH provides hotel owners and developers a broad spectrum of world-class management solutions with five distinct, yet complementary, hotel brands catering to varied market segments from luxury to lifestyle. These include Bahi Hotels & Resorts, Coral Hotels & Resorts, Corp Hotels, EWA Hotel Apartments and ECOS Hotels. HMH’s strategic expansion in the Middle East and North Africa has been successful in unlocking a world of opportunities while creating value for its stakeholders, associates, staff members and customers. The existing portfolio is located in some of the most desirable destinations across the MENA region, with a pipeline of hotels under development to grow HMH’s regional footprint even further.
For more information about HMH, please visit https://www.hmhhotelgroup.com