Saudi Arabia’s success was evident in the first round of voting, securing a substantial 119 votes from member nations. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud extended his congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, emphasizing the Kingdom’s influential role and international confidence.

In his gracious statement, the Crown Prince thanked nations supporting the bid and acknowledged the efforts of the competing countries, noting, “Saudi Arabia has become an ideal destination for hosting major international events, including the esteemed World Expo.”

Dates and Themes for Expo 2030

Scheduled to take place from October 2030 to March 2031, the Expo is poised to provide a global platform for cutting-edge technologies and collaborative solutions to current global challenges. The Crown Prince highlighted the significance of the Expo coinciding with a crucial year for the realization of Saudi Vision 2030, stating, “This Expo represents a remarkable opportunity to share with the world the lessons learned from our unprecedented journey of transformation.”

The main theme of the Expo, “The Era of Change: Together for a Foresighted Tomorrow,” and its sub-topics, “A Different Tomorrow,” “Climate Action,” and “Prosperity for All,” underscore the Kingdom’s commitment to being an active and positive role model in shaping a brighter future for humanity.

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Strategic Location

Riyadh’s status as the capital of a strategically located country was emphasized. Acting as a bridge linking continents, Saudi Arabia has become an attractive destination for major international forums, global investments, and visits, serving as a gateway to the world.

The Crown Prince assured the world of Riyadh’s readiness to host Expo 2030, highlighting the city’s geographical advantage. Riyadh, with its ongoing development of King Salman International Airport, will provide easy accessibility for visitors. The “Riyadh Metro” network, covering all parts of the city and connecting to exhibition entrances, ensures seamless transportation for attendees.

$7.8 Billion Masterplan

Saudi Arabia has unveiled a $7.8 billion masterplan for the event, aiming to create an exceptional global experience in the history of Expos. The plan mirrors the importance of Riyadh Expo 2030, embodying the central theme of “Together for a Foresighted Tomorrow.”

The exhibition site near King Salman International Airport will feature 226 pavilions designed in a spherical shape, symbolizing equality among participants. This visual approach aligns with the ancient urban style, history, culture, and nature of Riyadh city, providing a unique and immersive experience.

The hosting of World Expo 2030 in Riyadh marks a momentous occasion for Saudi Arabia. As the Kingdom prepares to welcome the world, the Expo promises to be a groundbreaking event that not only showcases cutting-edge technologies but also fosters international collaboration to address the challenges of our time.