Ube Boy and the first batch of DTI Philippine delegates for Expo 2020 prepare to leave for Dubai on July 25, 2021.


Ube Boy, Philippine Expo team head to Dubai


DUBAI – The first batch of the Philippine delegation for Expo 2020 prepared to leave for Dubai on Sunday (July 25), along with the official mascot, Ube Boy.

The team is composed of project officers from Department of Trade and Industry who will oversee the final arrangements for the Philippine pavilion at the Expo 2020 site.

The cute mascot Ube Boy is expected to entertain the crowd when the pavilion opens in October. Watch his story here:

The coral-reef inspired Philippine pavilion, called Bangkota, is expected to be handed over to the Philippine government in August.

The Philippines is preparing a grand opening of its pavilion when Expo 2020 opens to the public on October 1. The pavilion will run a 6-month exhibit until March 31, 2022.

The multi-tiered pavilion will house pockets of gardens featuring local flora and fauna. It will also have viewing decks, exhibit areas, and a winding walkway spanning 385sqm.

The pavilion is set to be the Philippines’ biggest World Expo pavilion ever, with a total area of 3,163sqm.

The Philippine pavilion is located in the Sustainability District of the Dubai Expo 2020 site, between the pavilions of Canada and Portugal. ICA/Expat Media

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