Dubai tourism chief 'realistic' about Expo visitor numbers amid global uncertainty

Issam Kazim says many factors related to Expo 2020 visitor numbers are ‘out of Dubai’s control’

The CEO of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing on Thursday admitted he had to be “realistic” about the number of visitors attending the Expo 2020 later this year amid the ongoing impact of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Before the pandemic struck and the mega event was postponed for a year, organisers of Expo 2020 Dubai were targeting a total of 25 million visitors over the six-month long event.

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