Expo 2020 Dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to Dh25,000 online

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Awards given to people who visited Expo 2020 Dubai dozens of times have been spotted for sale online.

The special trophies were handed out in February, when 50 of the most enthusiastic visitors to Expo Dubai 2020 were honoured in a ceremony.

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The visitors, some of whom had come to the event more than 75 times since it opened in October last year, were recognised for their support of the first world’s fair to be held in the Middle East.

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© Provided by The National The trophies are being listed as available for as much as Dh25,000. Photo: Dubizzle

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Two awards have been listed on a popular buying and selling website, with one being sold for Dh25,000 and the other for Dh15,000. Both are described as being in flawless condition, brand new and never used.

Housed in a special black presentation box, the trophy is metallic and circular, and features the Expo logo.

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The items are the latest merchanise to appear online.

As The National reported last week, yellow passports with 100 or more stamps from country pavilions are selling for more than Dh1,700 online.

Special white passports, given to people who visited every country pavilion, can fetch even more.

On TikTok, a number of accounts dedicated to the sale of expo items have been created.

They are posting videos that display passports filled with stamps, with one video that received more than 30,000 views.

Hotel visitors get glimpse of empty Expo 2020 site: in pictures

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    An empty Al Wasl Dome. Photo: Chris Tan
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    A view from outside the Singapore pavilion. Photo: Chris Tan
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    An uninterrupted view of Al Wasl Dome at the closed Expo 2020 Dubai site. Photo: Chris Tan
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    The trophies are being listed as available for as much as Dh25,000. Photo: Dubizzle
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    People who check in to the Rove Hotel at Expo can walk around the world’s fair, which ended on March 31. Photo: Chris Tan
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    The famous Expo 2020 Dubai water feature remains covered for now. Photo: Chris Tan
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    Chris Tan checked in to the Rove Hotel at Expo and was able to tour the now closed site. Photo: Chris Tan
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    Rose Ibanez booked a room at Rove Hotel at Expo 2020 Dubai and ended up being taken on a tour of the now-closed site. Photo: Rose Ibanez
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    The site closed after six months spent hosting the world’s fair. Photo: Rose Ibanez
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    She was able to appreciate the architecture. Photo: Rose Ibanez
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    Rose Ibanez says seeing Expo 2020 Dubai without the crowds was a unique experience. Photo: Rose Ibanez
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    She says walking through the gates of Expo for the first time since it closed was emotional. Photo: Rose Ibanez
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    Crowd take selfies as Expo Dubai 2020 was nearing its end. Ruel Pableo for The National
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    Crowds gather for the end of Expo 2020 Dubai. Ruel Pableo for The National
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    The site is packed on March 31. Antonie Robertson / The National
  • Expo 2020 dubai loyal visitor awards being sold for up to dh25,000 online
    The last evening of Expo 2020. Antonie Robertson / The National
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