The official logo of Dubai Expo 2020 was unveiled by vice president and prime minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The new logo is inspired by a 4,000 year-old piece of jewellery found at “Saroug Al Hadeed”, an ancient archaeological site discovered by Mohammed bin Rashid in 2002.
Mohammed bin Rashid on Sunday said: “We have chosen an authentic Emirati logo for Dubai Expo 2020. The design of the logo is inspired by a civilisation that existed 4,000 years ago in an area extending from Baynounah in Abu Dhabi to Saroug Al Hadeed in Dubai and from Maliha Valley in Sharjah to the mountains of Ras al Khaimah and Fujairah.”
He also said: “Dubai is the city of gold, but the minds and hands of our citizens are more precious than gold.”
The Saroug Al Hadeed archaeological site is one of the most important sites discovered in Arabian Peninsula and one of the main centres for the manufacture of copper tools in the region since the beginning of the Iron Age.
The site contains large quantities of metal ores. Thousands of rare artefacts have been discovered in the site, including swords and daggers.