Thursday, November 28, 2013
Dubai Will Be The Host City Of World Expo 2020
Following a heated international competition over the course of two years, the United Arab Emirates was announced the winner of World Expo 2020 hosting bid. Dubai will be the host city of the World's biggest and the most pretigious fair as the world welcomes the new decade. The voting took place at Paris, France at the Organization of Economic cooperation and Development (OECD) coference center where the representaives of 165 member states of Bureau International des Exposition (BIE) cast their votes to select winning city. Three member countries namel, South Sudan, Chad and Costa Rica were excluded by the BIE from th vote due to technical reasons. Dubai's bid was announced winner after receiving 116 votes in a secret ballot, thus outdating bids by the candidate cities of Sao Paulo (Brazil), Ekaterinburg (Russia) and Tzmir (Turkey). BIE is the intergovernmental organization in charge of overseeing calender, bidding, selection and organisation of world and international Expos. Holding the Expo 2020 in Dubai will coincide with the celebrations of Golden Jubilee of foundation of the United Arab Emirates. This will reflect positively on the event as the county celebrates truely remarkable developmental march. President UAE, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nayan congratulsated , vice president , prime minister and ruler of Dubai Sheikh Muhasmmad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on Dubai's winning the bid to host World Expo 2020. He said the success was due to series of great acheivements the UAE has been incessantly making since its establishment 42 years ago to remain in the lead in all fields. Sheikh Muhammad said " we review our promise to astonish the world in 2020. Dubai will bring to to life our vision: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. Dubai Expo 2020 will breath new life into the ancient role of thre Middle East as a melting pot for culture and creativity." The UAE has chosen a unique theme that rflects future ambitions in harmony with the exhibition's objectives," Connecting Minds, Creating the Future", Would provide a ungue platform forthe global community to come together and explore creative and pioneering solutions to the three subthemes which have been identified as key drivers of global development, " Sustainability," Mobility" and "Opportunity". Expo 2020 is expected to have significant and positive economic impact on tye United Arab Emirates and region's intial reserch and studies indicate that hosting Expo 2020 will generate 277,000 new job opportunities between 2013 and 2020, each of these new job opportunities will sustain around 50 jobs in MENESA ( Middle East, North Africa and South Asia) region. Over a period of six months, Expo 2020 is expected to attract over 25 million visitors, 70 % of them will be outside the UAE.