The Portugal Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will reopen this Wednesday the restaurant for dinner, which had been temporarily closed following heavy rains, announced to Lusa the Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade of Portugal (AICEP).
“The Portugal Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will reopen this Wednesday the restaurant, for dinner, and the exhibition experience during the afternoon of next Thursday, thus invited with all security conditions in place,” said AICEP, noting that the “store and cafeteria in the pavilion remain open to visitors”, with activities to promote the country.
“The extraordinary weather conditions of recent days in Dubai affected the electrical system of the exhibition experience, predominantly digital, and of the restaurant, forcing a temporary closure for its guarantee and guarantee of safety for visitors and customers”, explains AICEP.
Both the restaurant and the exhibition experience had been closed since January 1st.
“The UAE National Meteorological Center registered heavy rains, thunderstorms and hail, in a bad weather that unfortunately also affected the pavilions of other countries at Expo 2020 Dubai, with whom we sympathize”, adds the Agency for Foreign Trade and Investment from Portugal.
“The team at the Pavilhão de Portugal works to ensure that visitors have a complete and safe experience”, he concludes.
According to The National, a headline published in the United Arab Emirates, several Expo Dubai pavilions were affected by the heavy rains that hit Dubai in recent days.
According to the newspaper, some pavilions were closed temporarily to repair damage caused by bad weather, and on Monday the Belgium Pavilion was closed.
Lusa contacted the Expo 2020 Dubai organization on Monday to inquire about the impact of heavy rains on the pavilions and how many had to close, but so far there has been no response.
Expo 2020 is the first world exhibition held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, it kicked off in Dubai in October 2021 and runs until the end of March.
For the first time in the history of the world exhibition, all participating countries have their own pavilion, totaling 192.