A new white passport has been gifted to local visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai. The prestigious new honour has been awarded to 50 visitors, some of whom have been to the Expo site more than 75 times.
At a special event, held in the Opportunity Forum, the 50 honourees were handed out a special trophy to commemorate their many visits.
They also received an Expo 2020 bag, pin, wrist band, key chain and a guide.
Presiding over the ceremony, Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director of Expo 2020 Dubai, thanked the 50 visitors for “being with us in every step of this journey that we have shared together”.
“Thank you for standing with us in light of these conditions and the COVID pandemic, as an integral part of the Emirati family. We hope that the Expo will be the source of your trust and appreciation, and will leave you with unforgettable memories.”
Suha Yahya, who works in the sales sector, said: “I can’t describe how I feel about this event. I’ve been to Expo more than 40 times. I had a season ticket. Expo 2020 is a positive place, full of joy and beautiful activities, where I learned about new cultures and things I did not know before.”
Al-Derai, who says he has visited the Expo site more than 75 times, added: “I am a fan of learning about cultures, and what I learned today will benefit me when I visit other countries. I would not have known all these things without Expo.”