Designed by Spanish architecture and design firm Boris Micka Associates, the Saudi Arabia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, whose theme is "The Sky is the Limit", is the second largest pavilion at the Expo, after the United Arab Emirates. The 13,069-square-metre pavilion, which is located in the Expo Opportunity District, resembles a huge window that opens onto the ground and rises into the sky. It also serves as a showcase for the kingdom's experience in combining its rich traditions with its boundless aspirations for a bright future.
Six storeys high, the building's innovative façade depicts the country's deep-rooted heritage, ancient culture, natural wonders, countless opportunities and the ambitions of Saudi citizens.
The Saudi Arabia Pavilion, consisting of 650 solar panels sourced from Saudi entrepreneurs and manufactured in the Kingdom, is an environmentally friendly structure.
The pavilion guides visitors through the wonders of the country's 13 regions with multiple immersive and interactive experiences and exhibits. Visitors to the Saudi Pavilion then discover 14 cultural sites along an amazing escalator ride. With the help of an audio-visual guide, visitors can continue their tour to explore 23 other destinations, including major signature projects that rewrite the possibilities of sustainable development.
The main attraction of the pavilion will be a special water feature located next to a 1,320 m² tilted mirror screen.
With a long interactive water feature, a large LED mirror screen and a large interactive light floor, the Saudi pavilion at Expo 2020 holds three Guinness World Records, according to the organisers.
Around 8,000 LED lights making up the light floor dazzle visitors, while a 32-metre long interactive water feature and a 1,302.5-square-metre LED interactive digital mirror add to the unique visual experience.
A 68 square metre curved LED screen welcomes visitors as they embark on a technological journey through five ecosystems, evoking the Kingdom's natural spaces, its magnificent coastlines, vast deserts, surrounding seas and high mountains.
In addition, the pavilion features an art installation of 2,030 crystals, which represent Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030.
Visitors then enter 'Vision', a unique art exhibition curated by renowned Saudi artists. Highlights of this art exhibition include a 30-metre floating virtual sphere and a bespoke interactive floor.
Finally, the pavilion leads visitors to the Discovery Center, where an innovative platform connects leaders from around the world to forge exciting partnerships and discuss investment opportunities, all viewed on an interactive digital map of Saudi Arabia.