Around the world in 182 days: Burundi

The land of legendary hospitality. Pavilion of Burundi at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, UAE.

Burundi, the philosophy of giving and receiving. Showcasing some of Burundi’s greatest marvels, unique cultural traditions and its welcoming and hardworking people, with the aim of attracting tourists, business partners and investors.

January 12, 2022

Burundi is rich in minerals such as nickel, and also possesses fertile arable land and a skilled workforce, making it an ideal investment and trade partner. As for Lake Tanganyika, the World Bank recently pledged USD 600 million to support an integrated Lake Tanganyika transport programme to improve trade competitiveness along the Central Corridor. The amount is part of a USD 1 billion programme to implement various projects in the Lake Tanganyika basin.

In the Republic of Burundi Pavilion:

  • Enjoy authentic, natural and tasty coffee (daily tastings of one of the world’s best coffees, as recognised by United Nations’ Alliance for Coffee Excellence), honey, mountain tea and more.
  • Meet wonderful people, enjoy the sound of sacred drums, and discover natural landscapes.
  • Tourism and hospitality. Cruise across Lake Tanganyika and marvel at Burundi’s natural resources, or witness its cultural richness. Take the opportunity to visit neighboring places in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania.
  • Fun, games and interaction. Experience traditional hair braiding, handcrafting, portrait drawing and African games, or choose to buy from a range of souvenirs.
  • Benefit from huge trade and investment opportunities in agribusiness, tourism, ICT, green energy, mining, infrastructures and transport.

Ξ EXPO 2020 Dubai webpage

Burundi – interesting facts:

  1. Burundi is a landlocked, the third most densely populated country in Africa.
  2. It has two capital cities: Gitega – the political capital and Bujumbura – the economic capital.
  3. Three stars on Burundi flag represent the three main ethnic groups (Tutsi, Hutu and Twa).
  4. Burundi is one of the oldest countries in Africa. Its borders were created by Burundian monarchy.
  5. Lake Tanganyika is the longest freshwater lake in world, the second-deepest and the second-largest by volume.
  6. Lake Tanganyika is home to Gustave, a man-eating crocodile.
  7. A cow is a symbol of happiness, health and prosperity.
  8. Drinking banana beer in groups from one container using straws is very popular across the country.

EXPO 2020 Dubai – Burundi Pavilion

∇ Location: view on Google Maps (Opportunity District)

Ξ EXPO 2020 Dubai webpage

Ξ EXPO 2020 Dubai Burundi webpage

See also:

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

UAE on Dubai on | EXPO 2020 Dubai on | Burundi on

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

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