Oman re­veals pavil­ion de­sign for Expo 2020 Dubai

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Oman has re­vealed its pavil­ion de­sign for Expo 2020 Dubai, which aims to re­flect a con­tem­po­rary take on Is­lamic and Omani tra­di­tional ar­chi­tec­ture.

Ac­cord­ing to HE Mohsin bin Khamis Al Balushi, com­mis­sioner gen­eral of the Sul­tanate of Oman to Expo 2020 Dubai, the pavil­ion’s de­sign cen­tres around the frank­in­cense tree as its main theme, which has been “recog­nised as a bridge be­tween the civil­i­sa­tions of the an­cient world.”

“Com­mer­cial con­voys trav­elled on dif­fer­ent routes from Dho­far to the shores of south­ern Iraq, the Le­vant, an­cient Egypt, and...the coasts of Palestine, from which ships car­ried the frank­in­cense to Euro­pean coun­tries, es­pe­cially [Italy],” a state­ment re­leased by the con­sulate said.

The pavil­ion will in­clude five zones that fea­ture in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to its theme, in­clud­ing the lo­gis­tics of trans­port­ing Omani frank­in­cense to other parts of the world, the knowl­edge econ­omy through which the use of frank­in­cense was ob­tained as food and medicine, the man­u­fac­tur­ing of frank­in­cense, sus­tain­abil­ity through the care of the tree and land, and the travel and ex­plo­ration of frank­in­cense as a com­mod­ity.

HE Al Balushi added that al­though the Omani pavil­ion will be a part of the Mo­bil­ity Dis­trict, it will ad­dress a num­ber of top­ics re­lated to the expo’s sub theme of ‘Op­por­tu­nity’.

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