In the UAE, it is not unusual for mobile networks to change names from time to time. Updates are usually issued in recognition of an important event.
Emirates networks have donned their collective hats at milestone events in the past – including Launch of Hope Probe, a historic project in the country in February, and UAE President’s Cup 2021 in May. It was the first official event where only vaccine recipients and clinical trial participants were allowed to attend.
On Tuesday, both Etisalat and Du mobile phones underwent a change in honor of the biggest event of the year: the Expo 2020 Dubai. Two weeks from now, the UAE Vice President has promised an event that will be “unprecedented.”. It will run for six months starting October 1 and will end on March 31, 2022.
190 nations will take part in Dubai’s fair, and up to 25 million people are expected to attend. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, toured the Expo 2020 venue by bike earlier this week.
According to him, the six months preceding the event would be noted for generating innovative ideas and inventions that would benefit humanity in the long run.