With Expo 2020 Dubai now less than a year away, the eyes of the world are back on this much-awaited event as it gears up to help shape the future. A homegrown hotel brand that can be found at the heart of communities across Dubai – Rove Hotels today made the very special announcement that it will be the only hotel at Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be taking place from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
The announcement of Rove Expo 2020 was made by Ahmad Thani Rashed Al Matrooshi, Board Director of Rove Hotels LLC, and Marjan Faraidooni, Chief Pavilions and Exhibitions Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai, who signed the official agreement. Rove Expo 2020, located adjacent to Al Wasl Plaza, will open its doors on 1st October 2021, aligning with Expo’s rescheduled dates, before becoming a hospitality focal point for District 2020 after the event concludes.
A gateway to inspiring experiences of culture, innovation and human excellence at Expo 2020, the Rove Expo 2020 hotel – part of the Rove brand – will feature 312 king, twin and accessible Rover Rooms, as well as 19 Rover suites. Furthermore, the only hotel at Expo 2020 will boast several F&B outlets, including The Daily, a grab&go Rove Café and The Bar, along with a rooftop swimming pool and sundeck overlooking the Al Wasl Plaza, 100 per cent sustainable in-room amenities, a 24-hour gym, prayer rooms, and more.
Marjan Faraidooni, Chief Pavilions and Exhibitions Officer at Expo 2020 Dubai, said, “This is a significant step forward in the development of the Expo 2020 site. An on-site hotel is a great addition to the world-class facilities we are creating to welcome people from all around the world to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event.”
“Rove Expo 2020 will remain as a permanent modern hospitality offering at District 2020, which will evolve into a smart human-centric community as the future of Expo 2020 Dubai. It will support District 2020’s aim to create a mixed-use development and an innovation-driven urban destination that caters to the needs of its future workers, residents and visitors through its diverse offering,” she added.
Following the one-year postponement of Expo 2020, it is still very much ‘all systems go’ at Rove in preparation for the mega-event that will reunite the world in a celebration of innovation, human achievement and diversity, not to mention coming together to overcome the shared adversity of a global pandemic. With that in mind, the entire Rove team is even more excited and determined than ever to cater to the diverse needs of visitors from all over the world as the one and only hotel destination inside Expo 2020.
“This exciting hotel will no doubt boost the already huge appeal of such a historical and major event for the UAE, and offer Expo 2020 visitors a new and innovative type of hospitality option at the heart of the Expo site,” said Ahmad Thani Rashed Al Matrooshi, Board Director of Rove Hotels LLC.
Paul Bridger from Rove Hotels, added, “Rove Hotels is honoured to be playing such an important role in Expo 2020 – a truly monumental event for the region and an immensely important celebration of the unity and strength shown by people across the world during this global pandemic.”
“As the only on-site hotel at Expo 2020 Dubai, Rove Expo 2020 will immerse Rovers (guests) in the heart of the event. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore without borders, safe in the knowledge that their health and wellbeing are being looked after, while they enjoy Rove’s funky interiors and fuss-free experience, designed with world travellers in mind,” he concluded.