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Flying robots, Emirati siblings and a ghaf tree: meet Dubai’s Expo mascots

Ruth Harron 27/09/2019 0

Flying robots, Emirati siblings and a ghaf tree: meet Dubai’s Expo mascots

Courtesy of The National

Expo 2020 Dubai’s six colourful mascots will ‘bring the spirit’ of the event to life

Emirati brother and sister Latifa and Rashid are among a quirky team of mascots taking centre stage at Expo 2020 Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Emirati brother and sister Latifa and Rashid are among a quirky team of mascots taking centre stage at Expo 2020 Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Emirati brother and sister Latifa and Rashid are among a quirky team of mascots taking centre stage at Expo 2020 Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Two intrepid Emirati siblings, three colourful robots and an ancient tree were unveiled as the mascots set to bring Expo 2020 Dubai to life.

Latifa, a science prodigy, along with her brother Rashid are modelled on Emirati children and their ‘guardian’ robots Alif, Opti and Terra represent the expo’s three main theme pavilions of mobility, opportunity and sustainability.

The UAE’s national ghaf tree will play a central role in introducing children to the expo’s offerings.

Named Salama, the mascot is modelled on a real ghaf tree that has been retained and is being protected on the Dubai South expo site.

The mascots were revealed on Thursday in a video, Winds of Change, the first in a series to introduce children to a visual history of world fairs.

The short film explains the ambition of the Expo 2020 Dubai to create a meeting ground for innovators and technology gurus to collaborate on clean energy and technology projects.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was present at the unveiling of the mascots at Dubai World Trade Centre.

The vibrant and energetic spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai was on show at the mascot launch event held at Dubai World Trade Centre. Chris Whiteoak / The National
The vibrant and energetic spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai was on show at the mascot launch event held at Dubai World Trade Centre. Chris Whiteoak / The National

“Many previous mega-events have successfully created mascots to strengthen emotional connections and bring the spirit of the event and host city to life,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, chairman of the Expo higher committee.

The mascots reflected the tradition of storytelling, homegrown talent and “speak a universal language of ambition and aspiration alike,” Sheikh Ahmed said.

Expo 2020 Dubai will take over the emirate from October 20, 2020 until April 10, 2021.

Updated: September 26, 2019 08:59 PM

 

 

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CPD

Ruth Harron 18/09/2019 0

We are delighted to be working with The University Of Wollongong, Dubai to offer Existing and New Teachers working and hoping to work in The UAE, excellent CPD. The Masters of Educational Studies at UOWD will provide you with the specialised knowledge in education practice and leadership to take on a strategic role in the advancement of the UAE schooling system. Designed in collaboration with industry experts, this program will position you at the forefront of innovation and best practice in the education sector.

 

 

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Ruth Harron 06/09/2019 0

Dear Educators, please post your classroom wall design and organisation tips on our Pinterest Board. Looking forward to some new UAE National Day craft and display ideas

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CPD

Ruth Harron 06/09/2019 0

We are delighted to be working with The University Of Wollongong, Dubai to offer Existing and New Teachers working and hoping to work in The UAE, excellent CPD. The Masters of Educational Studies at UOWD will provide you with the specialised knowledge in education practice and leadership to take on a strategic role in the advancement of the UAE schooling system. Designed in collaboration with industry experts, this program will position you at the forefront of innovation and best practice in the education sector.

 

 

Is a Masters In Educational Studies for you?

 

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Did your teaching post fall through at the last minute?

Ruth Harron 31/08/2019 2

Don’t be too disappointed!!

We have some last minute teaching posts for immediate start in Abu Dhabi! The School offers an excellent salary and benefits package

Subject Teachers Required are:

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Teachers must have 4 years relevant experience, hold a minimum of a bachelor degree in their subject area, be a native English Speaker and love teaching!

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