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ROTARY RELATED QUESTIONS

What does the Rotary do? (What are the areas of focus?) (How does the Rotary club make a difference around the world?


Rotary International is an international service organization whose purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political and non-religious organization which is open to all. Membership is by invite and based on various social factors.There are over 35,000 member clubs worldwide, with a membership of 1.2 million individuals, known as Rotarians. There are 7 areas of focus and all our projects are aligned to these specific areas within them:

  • Disease Prevention & Treatment
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Growing Local Economies
  • Supporting the Environment
For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. We believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.




What is the main purpose for Rotary to participate in Expo 2020 in Dubai?


Rotary and its members will utilize the Majlis of Friendship events to massively promote Dubai and Expo 2020 to all attending members. The venue is a platform for Rotaractors to explore new friendships, develop projects and host their meetings and activities. Set up of showcasing Rotary projects, Rotary Fellowships, and Rotarian Action Groups.
Social events including food and entertainment unique to the host city presenting the local culture to a big audience of attendees. Registering for upcoming Rotary conferences and conventions worldwide including the activities promoting Dubai. Events that can be organized directly within Expo 2020 venues granting access to multiple visitors and guests to the event




How to be a Rotarian?


If you are interested in becoming a Rotarian, get in touch with a club member who will contact you by email or phone to discuss your interest in Rotary. After this, you will be invited to get to know the club better by attending a club meeting, a social event, or even to join in on a service project as a volunteer.
Each club has their own vision and are in search of specific classification and profiles of members.
Our Board members can guide you better how to continue your journey with Rotary.




How to know about the upcoming events?


There are many ways in which you can keep up with the upcoming events of both Expo and Rotary at Expo 2020. We have a weekly newsletter that allows readers to be updated with the most recent events, presentations, talks and projects. Another way to keep yourself updated can be through our social media handles and website, or even through some of our hashtags which are #RotaryDubai #RotaryExpo2020 #RotaryMajlisofFriendship Visit our Rotary EXPO2020 Calendar on our website to RSVP.




What are the benefits of joining the club?


Rotary and Rotaract members are all about forging friendships, making business contacts, building skills, but most importantly, serving the community. There are many benefits that surround Rotary Club Memberships. For example, business development, as Rotary, consists of a cross section of every business community. Rotary is an organization of leaders & successful people, which encourages how to lead, motivate and influence leaders. Joining Rotary allows for worldwide connections to be formed. Every Rotarian is welcome - even encouraged - to attend any of the over 34,000 clubs over 200 nations and geographic regions. This means instant friends in both one's own community and in the world community.





EXPO RELATED QUESTIONS

What is Expo 2020? (What is the theme of Expo 2020?)


World Expos are one of the oldest and largest international events on the planet, taking place every five years and lasting six months. It is a festival for all, where everyone can experience, explore, innovate and have fun by sharing ideas and working together. Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. Through our theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, we aim to host a World Expo that inspires people by showcasing the best examples of collaboration, innovation and cooperation from around the world.




Do I need a visa to come to the UAE? How to obtain a visa?


Whether you need a visa or not is dependent on your country of citizenship. Most passport holders are eligible for a visa on arrival at no cost. However, others may need to apply for a visa beforehand. Select your nationality from the link below to find out the visa requirements. If you require a visa to enter the UAE, you can apply via approved airlines, hotels, travel agencies or tour operators. link to check : https://www.visitdubai.com/en/plan-your-trip/visa-information




Do I need to be vaccinated?


Visitors ages 18 and over will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination recognised by their national government or a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours. Non-vaccinated ticket-holders who have not been tested within this period can use the testing facility adjacent to the Expo 2020 site. It takes around four hours to get the results. The PCR test will be free of charge on presentation of any valid Expo 2020 ticket.




Ways to reach EXPO?


There are many modes of transportation that can be used to reach the EXPO 2020 site. The Dubai Metro is one option that can be accessed through any metro station in Dubai. Another option is the EXPO Rider, which is a bus that departs from the Dubai Mall bus station and goes directly to the EXPO 2020 site. The EXPO Rider is free of charge for visitors and departs every 30 minutes. The EXPO Rider departs from 2:00 PM (Tuesday- Thursday) and 3:00 PM (Friday-Saturday). Visitors can also reach the site by taxi or booked transportation such as: Careem and Uber. Lastly, EXPO 2020 offers free parking spaces for each thematic pavilion and there are road signs that can be followed to reach the parkings.




How can I enter EXPO2020 and attend events or meetings?


Every person entering EXPO2020 must have a pass.
Our Rotarians from worldwide will need to approach us with inquiry if they want to attend any Rotary event at EXPO2020 and we can help them and guide them how to obtain the accreditation pass.
If you want to visit the EXPO2020 for private reasons you can purchase your ticket on the following link:
https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en/tickets-and-merchandise
You can benefit from special rates, just send us an email.