DUBAI WINS BID TO HOST WORLD EXPO 2020.
Celebrations have begun across the UAE after Dubai was voted winner
of the World Expo 2020 bid at the 154th BIE General Assembly in Paris
today. The UAE received 116 votes out of a total of 165.
It was a hard-fought victory; we were up against strong competitors,
to whom we offer our full respect and sincere wishes," said the Dubai
Expo 2020 team in a tweet.
The World Expo 2020 will be held in Dubai under the theme ‘Connecting
Minds, Creating the Future’, as announced by the Bureau International
des Exhibitions (BIE) following voting by its member nations. It will be
the first World Expo for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia
(Menasa) region, helping to unlock the vast potential of this area and
creating significant opportunities for its more than two billion people.
“We are immensely proud to have been awarded the honour of hosting
World Expo 2020 and thank the member states of the BIE for entrusting us
with the spirit and values of the Expo. We will protect and be guided
by them in delivering an exceptional Expo with a lasting legacy that
will touch the lives of people across the globe for generations to come.
The bid has been an incredible journey, led by the vision of His
Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, and we thank him for his faith in
the Dubai Expo 2020 committee. The competition has been fierce and we
respectfully commend our competitors. We also thank everyone, from
across the nation, the region and beyond, who has supported Dubai Expo
2020 with unexpected and overwhelming enthusiasm.”
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