Expo 2020 Dubai has launched its official anthem, as the countdown to the global event begins. Titled This Is Our Time, the song highlights the UAE’s culture and celebrates how the event will serve as a melting pot for global nations. It also gives a nod to Expo 2020’s overarching theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.
The song features Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi, one of the country’s most coveted artists and Expo 2020 Ambassador, who is accompanied by Lebanese-American Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Mayssa Karaa, the Artistic Director of Expo’s all-female Firdaus Orchestra.
“This Is Our Time is a tribute to the UAE for all it has been, is today and will achieve in the years to come,” Hussain said in a release. “It’s a song about pride, faith and unity, and I hope that it brings a smile to the faces of everyone who hears it, wherever they may be in the world. Being a part of such an iconic event in the UAE’s history is extremely exciting and rewarding.”
Also part of the line-up is 21-year-old Emirati singer-songwriter Almas, who has been named as Spotify’s Best Female Talent in the Middle East. “I’m so proud to be Emirati and play a role in a moment that will be forever part of my country’s history. The song is an embodiment of hope and the belief that collaboration will yield a better future for all,” noted Almas.
I’m so proud to be Emirati and play a role in a moment that will be forever part of my country’s history.
“World Expos bring people together, and we’re pleased to welcome a collection of incredible talents to lend their voices to the official Expo 2020 Dubai song – combining the past, present and future, and providing an inspiration to all,” stated Marjan Faraidooni, Chief Experience Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai. “In less than 10 days, we look forward to welcoming the world and creating once-in-a-lifetime memories for millions of visitors.”
Onne of the first global mega events to take place in the UAE since the onset of COVID-19, Expo 2020 will run from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022. It invites millions of visitors to join the making of a new world in a six-month celebration of culture, human creativity and technological innovation.