Expo 2023 Doha Wraps Up After 179 days & Over Four Million Visitors


Expo 2023 Doha has drawn to a close, leaving behind a legacy of innovation, sustainability, and international cooperation. Over the course of 179 days, the event showcased the transformative power of horticulture in shaping a greener, more sustainable future for generations to come.

Under the theme “Green Desert, Better Environment,” Expo 2023 Doha marked a significant milestone as the first A1 International Horticultural Exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Held in Al Bidda Park on the Doha Corniche, the expo spanned a vast total space of 1.7 sqm and was divided into three distinctive zones – International, Cultural, and Family.

The event witnessed the participation of 77 countries and 5 official international organizations, attracting approximately 4.22 million visitors from around the globe.

Visitors were treated to a diverse array of gardens and pavilions that highlighted the crucial role of horticulture in addressing global challenges such as desertification, climate change, and environmental degradation.

The closing ceremony of Expo 2023 Doha was a grand affair, attended by over 1,000 guests, dignitaries, and delegations from participating countries. The ceremony featured a military parade for the ceremonial handover of flags from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) to Japan, the host of Expo 2027 in Yokohama.

In his address at the closing ceremony, H.E. Minister of Municipality and Chairman of Expo 2023 Doha Organizing Committee, Abdullah bin Hamad bin Abdullah Al Attiyah, hailed the event as a historic milestone in international horticultural exhibitions. He emphasized Qatar’s commitment to promoting international cooperation, social responsibility, and sustainable development, in line with the nation’s vision for 2030.

Throughout its duration, Expo 2023 Doha served as a platform for collaboration and innovation, with participating countries sharing ideas and solutions to combat desertification and promote sustainability. The event featured a myriad of workshops, events, and celebrations, including 54 National Day celebrations of participating countries and 1,727 workshops.

The success of Expo 2023 Doha was underscored by its significant economic impact, contributing AED 49 billion to GDP and attracting investments in sustainability projects and initiatives. The expo served as a catalyst for the development of talent in the tourism sector and the enhancement of Qatar’s position as a global leader in sustainability.

Key figures in the international community, including H.E. President of the BIE, Alain Berger, and H.E. President of the AIPH, Leonardo Capitano, praised Qatar’s achievements in organizing Expo 2023 Doha. They commended the event’s focus on environmental preservation, desertification, and climate change, highlighting its role in raising awareness and fostering global collaboration.

As Expo 2023 Doha concludes, its legacy of sustainability, innovation, and collaboration will endure, inspiring future generations to prioritize environmental stewardship and biodiversity conservation. Qatar’s success in hosting this landmark event sets a precedent for future endeavors in promoting a greener, more sustainable world for all.


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