Construction of the falcon inspired UAE Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai is officially underway after a ground breaking ceremony to mark the milestone was held on Sunday.
Arabtec Construction is building the pavilion, which was designed by Santiago Calatrava and covers an area of more than 15,000 square meters.
A 588-square-metre mezzanine floor will house support units, and the two remaining floors consist of more than 12,000 square metres of exhibition space.
The entire structure is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, led the ground breaking ceremony.
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said: “The UAE Pavilion will undoubtedly be one of the most prominent attractions of Expo 2020, drawing in many millions to witness its futuristic design.
“It will be a wonderful opportunity to share our Emirati culture and achievements while showcasing our ambitious vision for the future.”