Around the world in 182 days: Sudan

A headturner for opportunity seekers. Pavilion of Sudan at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, UAE.


November 2021


The Land of Infinite Opportunities. Wherever visitors turn their heads, they will find infinite opportunities in all areas of the Sudan Pavilion, designed by architect Sara Elhussein.

Sudan – quick facts:

  • Heritage. Sudan has five registered UNESCO World Heritage Sites and recently discovered archeological sites including an underwater tomb.
  • Agriculture. Sudan has over 50 million acres of agricultural land that could feed one billion people. It has been called the Food Basket of the World.
  • Natural resources. Sudan is the largest exporter of Gum Arabic, one of the major producers of gold in Africa and has 1.5 million tons of uranium reserves.
  • Sudan has always been a strategic trade route between Asia, Africa and the rest of the world. Its capital city, Khartoum, lies where the Blue Nile and White Nile merge and is easily seen from space. It has underwater kingdoms from ancient tombs to mesmerising coral reefs, including some of the clearest in the world in Port Sudan. Sudan was also home to one of Africa’s first super powers, the ‘Kingdom of Kush’, with newly discovered archeological sites providing more insights into the kingdom.

In the Sudan Pavilion:

  • Discover Sudan’s breathtaking architecture. The visitors’ journey begins at the pavilion’s exterior that portrays the past and future Sudan, featuring platforms with Nubian symbols depicting the country’s cultural diversity, ancient history and waves of recent change to reform its economy.
  • Enjoy a courtyard experience of Mugran Al Neelain. The central courtyard of the pavilion, with a carved map of Sudan and water stream depicting the River Nile, reflects the essence of Sudanese life. Enjoy the sights and sounds of water flowing along the White and Blue Niles before forming the Great River Nile.
  • Immersive experiences. Visitors will be immersed in authentic cultural experiences including rare tribal dances that have never been showcased to the world. Cinema theatre and VR units will immerse visitors in real-life footage unveiling treasures of Sudan.
  • Contemporary design, inspired by the Nubian house known for its environmentally friendly features.
  • Infinite opportunities. We will be offering potential solutions to the world as we unveil infinite opportunities in agriculture, agribusiness, industrial and mining halls. Rich information and data regarding these sectors will definitely entice investors’ appetites.
  • Youth empowerment and innovation. The pavilion’s ‘Inventions and Innovations Room’ will feature products and solutions from government, private, educational institutes, individuals, startups and SMEs. Innovations will follow the three Expo subthemes of opportunity, mobility and sustainability.

Ξ EXPO 2020 Dubai webpage


EXPO 2020 Dubai – Sudan Pavilion

Architect: Sara Elhussein

∇ Location: view on Google Maps (Mobility District)

Ξ EXPO 2020 Dubai webpage

Ξ EXPO 2020 Dubai Sudan webpage


See also:

Around the world in 182 days | EXPO monochrome | Eat at EXPO | All posts about EXPO 2020 Dubai


UAE on 40thousandkm.com Dubai on 40thousandkm.com | EXPO 2020 Dubai on 40thousandkm.com | Sudan on 40thousandkm.com

© Agata Ziz • All photos were taken by me • All rights reserved

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