The UAE is set to feature one of the largest country pavilions at the 2025 World Expo in Osaka, Japan, as announced on Wednesday. Visual representations of the UAE pavilion, classified as a type A, self-built structure, were released, showcasing its design inspired by date palm trees. Shihab Al Faheem, the UAE Ambassador to Japan, presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the pavilion on Yumeshima Island, highlighting its blend of traditional Emirati materials, such as palm tree rachis from agricultural waste, with Japanese expertise in wooden construction techniques. Al Faheem emphasized that the pavilion reflects the values of conservation and environmental coexistence of the UAE’s ancestors, aiming to reinterpret traditional methods and materials to empower the present and future. The Expo 2025 Osaka, themed 'Designing Future Society for Our Lives', will run from April 13 to October 13, focusing on sub-themes like 'Saving Lives', 'Empowering Lives', and 'Connecting Lives'. The UAE pavilion, situated in the 'Empowering Lives' zone near the Japan Pavilion, will showcase multi-sensory experiences and stories to address global challenges. Noura Al Kaabi, the UAE Minister of State, highlighted the significance of the event for both countries, emphasizing the UAE’s commitment to global solutions and sustainable future since its establishment in 1971.