Cristiano Ronaldo poses for a picture with Mayed at Expo 2020 Dubai.
Syed Shayaan Bakht, Staff Reporter
Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo toured Expo 2020 Dubai on Friday and participated in a discussion about his passion and journey that saw him become one of the world’s top footballers.
A massive crowd attended Ronaldo’s session at Al Wasl Plaza, the heart of Expo Dubai.
Ronaldo also fulfilled a young child’s wish with a special meeting.
Expo 2020 Dubai said on Twitter, “Amazing! The incredible Cristiano Ronaldo made young Mayed's wish come true today at Expo 2020 Dubai, taking time out of a busy schedule for a special meeting. This was made possible by the Make-a-Wish Foundation!”
Expo also wrote, “Record breaking goal scorer and legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo swapped the football pitch with Al Wasl Plaza, where he engaged in a Q&A session amid cheers of his huge Dubai fan base at Expo 2020 Dubai.”
On Thursday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, met Portuguese football star in Dubai.
The Man Utd star is currently spending a short vacation, enjoying Dubai’s wonderful weather.
Ronaldo took advantage of the short pause in the Premier League’s matches and came to Dubai for a winter vacation with his family.
The UAE Government’s new foreign direct investment, FDI, law passed in 2018 could accelerate FDI flows by up to 20 per cent this year, from the eight per cent average growth rate, as per the recent estimates of the Ministry of Economy.
According to a recent study by PayFort, the GCC’s online retail revenues are expected to reach $69 billion by 2020. “The UAE leads the way regionally in terms of online sales, with 62 percent of citizens now shopping online, and annual sales expected to reach US$23.7 billion by 2022.” This was stated by Mauro Romano, CEO, ArabClicks, during an exclusive interview with Gulf Today.
Lt. Gen. Al Marri also reviewed security measures for all upcoming events to be held across the venue, and inspected the latest smart technologies that have been employed by the force to secure the venue in collaboration with local and federal authorities.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre said on Twitter, “One month to go for the opening of Expo 2020 Dubai. This photo, taken by Khalifa Sat from space, shows the site of the global cultural event that will bring together 191 countries in the UAE.”
The ceremony included keynote speeches praising the outcomes of the 7th edition and its role in supporting and developing the Arab women's sports sector.
Presented by the World Professional Wrestling Hub (WPWH), a total of 10 international stars will be competing in an unforgettable night in the ring.
The campaign aims to integrate sports into charitable work by harnessing sports in serving charity activities during the Holy Month and positively integrating sports events in serving the community, which contributes to supporting social services and humanitarian projects.