Pictures: Expo 2020 Pays Tribute to Sheikh Rashid in Spectacular Show

  • Publish date: Saturday، 09 October 2021
Pictures: Expo 2020 Pays Tribute to Sheikh Rashid in Spectacular Show
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The Al Wasl Plaza dome at Expo 2020 Dubai paid tribute to the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum in a gorgeous light show.

The ‘Rashid Al Khair’ show featured images of the late leader and an Arabic poem penned by renowned poet Mohammed bin Saif Al Otaiba and composed by Fayez Al Saeed.

The poem was about people’s love for the visionary man and leader, who saw the immense potential of Dubai and devoted his life to his country’s growth and development.

Pictures: Expo 2020 Pays Tribute to Sheikh Rashid in Spectacular Show

The show was put together by Emirati directors Nahla Al-Fahd and Amna Belhoul

Nahla AlMheiri, Director - UAE Content at Expo 2020 Dubai said "Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum remains in our hearts and minds," highlighting that the show helps people "to learn about the vision of a man who transformed Dubai from a desert into one of the world’s most celebrated cities – a city that now gathers the world under his guiding principles of love, tolerance and collaboration".

Pictures: Expo 2020 Pays Tribute to Sheikh Rashid in Spectacular Show

"The poem was written in March 1999, and the photographs obtained from Sheikh Rashid’s personal photographer, Ramesh. We utilised the latest technologies in order to display the photographs on such a large scale, and coloured them so that they present Sheikh Rashid as alive and wise as he remains in our memories.”

The Rashid Al Khair show will feature regularly on the Al Wasl dome.

Pictures: Expo 2020 Pays Tribute to Sheikh Rashid in Spectacular Show