With Expo 2020 Dubai less than 900 days away, the team behind the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia's first World Expo has released visuals of construction work under way at the Dubai mega-project's site.
Construction is "well advanced" on the three Theme Districts that form the core of the site, Expo 2020 Dubai said in a statement, adding that foundations are complete and "buildings continue to rise from the ground".
To date, more than 16 million work hours have been completed on the Expo 2020 Dubai site, with 6,100m3 of concrete being laid per week, and 85km of pipe already laid for site infrastructure works.
UAE-based companies are playing a leading role in the construction effort, including Al-Futtaim Carillion, Khansaheb, Besix, Arabtec, and Tristar Engineering, as well as early works completed by Al Naboodah Construction.
In its statement, Expo 2020 Dubai added: "All major design elements for the project are complete – the last being the iconic Al Wasl Plaza, a 150m wide and 67.5-m tall domed space.
"Laing-O’Rourke will develop Al Wasl and two surrounding buildings. The development of Al Wasl Plaza will be managed by Meraas, with the steel work for the dome trellis provided by Cimolai-Rimond ME.
The three theme districts, being developed by Al Futtaim Carillion, also are progressing well."
External cladding work on the three theme pavilions will be completed by the end of this year, and the expo's Sustainability Pavilion, is due for construction completion by October 2019.
Watch the video below to check out aerial footage of Expo 2020 Dubai's construction site, as of May 2018.