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V Dubaji začala Všeobecná světová výstava EXPO 2020

The number of countries participating in the Dubai World Expo has not been affected by the one-year delay caused by the global pandemic covid-19. Almost 190 nations will introduce themselves to the visitors. Sixty of them have prepared their pavilions.

In addition to the main theme, EXPO 2020 Dubai has three sub-themes: sustainability, mobility and opportunity. Each of them has its own dedicated area and its own special pavilion. Visitors will find the Terra Pavilion in the Sustainability Zone, which also houses the Czech Spring Pavilion. Alif is the name of the pavilion in the Mobility area and Mission Possible is the pavilion for the Opportunity area.
Czech unique: water from the air
The technological and exhibition core of the Czech pavilion, which was designed by young Czech architects Formosa AA s.r.o., is the S.A.W.E.R. system. The principles of CTU and CAS innovations and patents are revealed to visitors by an underground niche in the garden and a didactic wall in the entrance gallery. The Heart of the Pavilion grows from a spring - steel capillaries let cool water run down and over glass embryos, growing further through the walls and creating a Cloud shielding visitors and the garden. Jan Dostál's work is the largest hand-formed stainless steel sculpture in the world.
Visitors ascend to the first floor past a monumental luminous installation by LASVIT, designed by Maxim Velchevsky. The exhibit called Golden Rain is made of metal fibers combined with glass and it combines traditional glassmaking with modern technology. There will be an interactive wall of personal 3D printers from Průša Research, which visitors will be able to use to build a three-dimensional sculpture.
The central exhibit of the permanent exhibition Czech Republic with the motto Country for the Future is Venus - the largest polished glass sculpture in the world by Vlastimil Beránek, which directly communicates with the double exhibit of Darkov Spa and Crystal Caviar company. The Darkov Waves glass sculptures by the same artist are displayed in water columns. In addition to nearly two dozen permanent exhibits, there are eleven bi-weekly exhibits. The first will be the Czech Spa exhibition directed by the Czech Tourism Agency.
Behind the largest exhibit of the national exhibition, the almost five-metre high Victoria Roboto-rum sculpture which Jaroslav Róna created with the support of the PPF Foundation from a single piece of granite, visitors will find the Subfossil Forest installation in the garden in front of the pavilion. It will offer the original form of oak trunks that hide information from the end of the Ice Age.
"The national exhibition is a look into the future - this is true of energy innovations, the freedom offered by 3D printing, visionary visual art, and the counterpoint to the original Czech technologies is the emphasis on the protection of natural resources and responsibility for the future of the whole world," says Jiří František Potužník, general commissioner of the Czech Republic's participation in the Universal World Expo.
Mandatory nose and mouth protection, air purification
Organisers expect around 25 million visitors during the six-month event, despite the covid-19 pandemic that has hit travel and mass events hard. If achieved, the event will be the largest ever held in the Arab world.
From the first day of the EXPO, basic anti-pandemic measures will be in place on the exhibition grounds and in the pavilions - mandatory wearing of face masks, two-metre spacing between visitors who are not members of the same family or small groups, and constant disinfection of interactive exhibits and touching surfaces. The fairgrounds should accommodate one hundred and twenty thousand people per day, without any restriction on the flow of movement in the pavilions. "We will regularly disinfect the air in the pavilion with a new-generation fogator that eliminates viruses using nanotechnology and basically without chemistry but the EXPO cannot do without the consideration and responsibility of all visitors for themselves and others," adds Jiří František Potužník.
EXPO 2020 in Dubai is spread over an area of 4.4 km2, which is equivalent to more than six hundred football fields. The exhibition centre can be reached by car or by direct metro line with a stop in front of one of the main entrances to the exhibition centre. The gates are open to visitors from 10:00 to midnight and on weekends from 10:00 to 02:00
Tickets are available for pre-sale online, but visitors can also purchase them directly before entering the exhibition centre. A single-day ticket costs AED 95, a multi-day ticket costs AED 195, and a season ticket for the entire duration of EXP0 costs AED 495. Children and young people under 18, senior citizens (60+) and the disabled are admitted free of charge.

V Dubaji začala Všeobecná světová výstava EXPO 2020 -