Horticultural Doha Expo from Oct 2, 2023, says Ministry of Municipality

November 25, 2021

The Ministry of Municipality has announced that the International Horticultural Expo, or Doha Expo 2023, will be held from October 2, 2023 to March 28, 2024 at Al Bidda Park in Doha under the slogan ‘Green Desert, Better Environment.’
Minister of Municipality and President of the National Committee for Doha Expo 2023 HE Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaei said that Qatar, under the wise vision of the Amir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is taking pioneering steps to support a greener environment because climate, water and soil are indispensable resources.
He said that by hosting the special edition of the International Horticultural Expo, which is sponsored by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), they seek to promote international cooperation on environmental and cultural issues, with an aim to address the common global challenge of desertification.
The minister said that Doha Expo 2023 will be a catalyst for change by providing an effective forum for dialogue on this pressing issue. He expressed keenness to pave the way for international exchange of innovation and technology in order to facilitate the global transformation into greener cities in the world.
He highlighted the support of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani to establish a national committee for Qatar’s hosting of the International Horticultural Expo, and the committee includes partners from the ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs, Environment and Climate Change, Finance, Culture, Sports and Youth, Transport, Information and Communications Technology, Commerce and Industry, Public Works Authority, Qatar National Tourism Council and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.
Dr Subaei said the committee is continuing its preparations to host Doha Expo 2023 despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local and global scale.
He praised the efforts of the team led by Director of the Public Parks Department and Secretary-General of the Committee Engineer Mohammed Ali Al Khoury who continue work for successful organisation of the event. He expressed hope that global health conditions will continue to change positively so that everyone can participate in the opening of Doha Expo 2023 on October 2, 2023.
On his part, Eng Khoury said the International Horticultural Expo of Category A1 will be the first international horticultural exhibition of its kind to take place in the Middle East and North Africa.
“This exhibition will provide an opportunity for three million visitors to learn about multi-activities, including exceptional exhibitions, diplomatic meetings, business meetings and public discussions. This is expected to have a profound impact and legacy on Qatar, the region and the world at large, as it includes a mix of healthy lifestyles, green economies, sustainable lifestyles, education, entertainment and innovation,” he added.
For her part, Director of Events and Corporate Communication Department, Expo Doha 2023, Haifa Al Otaibi said the location of the exhibition in Al Bidda Park will be divided into three areas that will be designed and equipped to enhance a unique and distinctive experience. She said that there will be an international area, which will be the exhibition gate and the focal point for the garden, international exhibitions and events; the families area, which will be a family hotspot for activities, gatherings and hobbies in the open air to spread the spirit of fun and entertainment; and the cultural area, which is the ideal place to host cultural and heritage activities and exhibitions due to its proximity to the historical centre of Doha and its archaeological landmarks.

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