Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 14 October 2019

Etisalat customers urged to volunteer at Expo 2020 Dubai

An estimated 30,000 people will be needed to support the mega event which starts on October 20 next year

The House of Volunteers building at the Expo 2020 site in Dubai. Volunteers will dedicate more than 16 million hours spread across 173 days. Pawan Singh / The National
The House of Volunteers building at the Expo 2020 site in Dubai. Volunteers will dedicate more than 16 million hours spread across 173 days. Pawan Singh / The National

Etisalat customers will be given a unique opportunity to register as volunteers at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The telecoms provider, which is an official partner of the Expo 2020 Volunteers Programme, said it will launch a campaign to encourage its customers to get involved in the largest event set to be held in the Arab world.

The company, however, did not divulge further details of its campaign.

At least 30,000 volunteers will take on roles that include welcoming guests and guiding visitors in the run up to and during Expo 2020, which runs from October 2020 to April 2021.

The volunteers – some of whom have already started their roles – will dedicate more than 16 million hours spread across 173 days.

The programme is open to all adult UAE residents including university students, graduates and people with disabilities.

"We look forward to working with Etisalat to connect with the volunteers who will play a crucial role in ensuring that Expo 2020 Dubai is the world’s greatest show,” Abeer Al Hosani, director of the Expo 2020 volunteers programme, said.

“We have created meaningful roles that will lead to work-ready skills, as well as an exceptional experience that will remain with volunteers for life," she said.

The expo became Etisalat's first major 5G commercial customer in the Middle East, Africa and south Asia region.

Under the terms of the deal, Etisalat will provide advanced digital and telecom services at the expo site and to millions of visitors.

To register your interest in becoming a volunteer, or to learn more about what the programme has to offer, visit expo2020dubai.com/volunteers.

Updated: September 15, 2019 02:03 PM

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