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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai
© David Koriako/Expo 2020 Dubai
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai
© David Koriako/Expo 2020 Dubai
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai
© David Koriako/Expo 2020 Dubai
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai
© David Koriako/Expo 2020 Dubai
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai
© David Koriako/Expo 2020 Dubai
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai
© David Koriako/Expo 2020 Dubai
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai
© David Koriako/Expo 2020 Dubai
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai
© David Koriako/Expo 2020 Dubai
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation at the Exhibition Expo 2020 Dubai
© David Koriako/Expo 2020 Dubai

Located in the mobility district, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation pavilion takes the form of a transitional experience using tools such as light, languages, questions and sounds to change perceptions and help visitors understand that Islam is not just a religion, but a way of life. The pavilion represents a journey from darkness to light; its main message is "IQRAA", which means "read", the first commandment of God Almighty to Muslims, and also the message of the OIC to the world.

The pavilion aims to challenge prejudices against Muslims, with stereotypes represented by the binary black and white entry. As visitors move through the pavilion, they are confronted with images, murals and animations that represent diversity, a melting pot of cultures and a mix of people and ideas. The structure represents thousands of years of achievements, events, landmarks and people from the Islamic world, from ancient times to the present.

The pavilion features calligraphy and artwork inspired by Islamic motifs from around the world, as well as a brilliant centerpiece of colored light showcasing the achievements of the 57 IOC member nations.

The OIC has 57 member nations on four continents. It is the collective voice of the Muslim world, striving to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony. The organization was established after a historic summit in Rabat, Morocco, on September 25, 1969.