Steady progress is being made on Oman’s country pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai with nearly 89 per cent of the work completed, reported Oman Observer.
Located in Expo’s Mobility Thematic District, the Oman Pavilion will showcase the country’s talent, expertise, innovative spirit, and youthful population, as well as its valuable resources and stunning natural beauty.
The sultanate’s country pavilion will bring to life its story of national progress through an exploration of frankincense, said the report.
The design of the pavilion is inspired by Boswellia sacra, the tree from which the precious resin is harvested. With an asymmetrical flowing form that is reminiscent of the tree’s low, shade-giving branches, the structure appears to envelop and protect life, it stated.
Visitors to the pavilion will pass through five zones, revealing how frankincense contributed to Omani advancements in transportation, knowledge, manufacturing, sustainability, and exploration.
Designed to connect minds across time and space, this journey will feature both large-scale, high-impact moments, as well as subtle interactive experiences created using Oman-developed augmented and mixed reality technology.
Recently, the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism and the commission responsible for Oman Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai signed up Al Raqi Business and Services Company to manage and operate the tourism services and information centre at the pavilion.