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Dubai Wins Bid to Host World Expo 2020

Dubai Wins Bid to Host World Expo 2020

Dubai has been successful in its bid to host Expo 2020 – see http://expo2020dubai.ae/en/ . It is a huge boost to the emirate, with an estimated 25 million visitors projected to visit the exhibition. 

Burj Al Arab National Day celebrations on the awarding of Expo 2020 to Dubai

Burj Al Arab National Day celebrations on the awarding of Expo 2020 to Dubai

The voting was held in Paris on 28th November, with Dubai winning all three rounds. Dubai’s bid was based around the themes of mobility, opportunity and sustainability. The win was celebrated throughout the emirate, with the next day being declared a national holiday.

Emaar celebrates Dubai’s Expo 2020 win with a spectacular display at Burj Khalifa

Emaar celebrates Dubai’s Expo 2020 win with a spectacular display at Burj Khalifa

To celebrate the win, Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan scaled the spire of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (http://metro.co.uk/2013/11/28/prince-of-all-he-surveys-dubai-royal-climbs-burj-khalifa-4206755/) .

Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan at the top of Burj Khalifa

Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan at the top of Burj Khalifa

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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