A high-level delegation from Saudi Arabia has presented the design masterplan for Riyadh Expo 2030 site. They presented the design masterplan to the delegates of member countries of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). Many had eagerly awaited the design masterplan. The groundbreaking plan promises to deliver seamless, immersive and deeply impactful experiences, catering to a record number of international visitors.
During the official reception on June 19, 2023, attended by H.R.H. Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, the Saudi delegation emphasized the intent behind the masterplan – to create a tangible embodiment of the proposed theme, “Era of Change: Together for a Foresighted Tomorrow.”
The delegation further elaborated at the BIE’s 172nd General Assembly the following day. They outlined that Riyadh Expo 2030 will be built by the world, for the world. The design masterplan will integrate this concept into every aspect. It will reflect the transformative journey of the Kingdom under the Saudi Vision 2030 program.
King Salman International Airport is in close proximity to the Expo site. The comprehensive Riyadh Metro & Bus network connects it. Arriving international visitors will only need to travel a single metro stop to reach the site. The public transit network also connects the site to the heart of the city within minutes, facilitating arrival for domestic visitors. The Expo site will feature three entrances for easy access, complemented by ample parking nearby.
The proposed Riyadh Expo 2030 site covers an area of 6.59 km² and has a design that revolves around a wadi (valley). It embodies both the “oasis” and “gardens” associated with the origin of Riyadh, along with the vision of the country to pioneer a sustainable future for cities and their communities.