Dubai is one of five official cities from around the world that will be making presentations on Wednesday to convince the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) that it is the right city to host World Expo 2020.
World Expo is the largest event of its kind in the world, and hosting it is a privilege that many cities covet. The cities that are vying for the right, in addition to Dubai, are: Izmir (Turkey), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Ayutthaya (Thailand) and Yekaterinburg (Russia).
The 163 members of the BIE will announce their decision in November this year. As one of the front runners in the contest Dubai will present the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” a unique perspective that Dubai can often.
“Dubai Expo 2020 will leave a lasting legacy not only in the UAE but also beyond its borders. As our theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ suggests, Dubai Expo 2020 aims to welcome the world to collaborate and build partnerships for sustainable development,” Reem Al Hashemi, UAE Minister of State and Managing Director of the UAE’s Higher Committee for Hosting the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, said. “In that, Dubai Expo 2020 will spur significant employment, trade and investment opportunities for the entire MENASA region, leaving lasting economic impact.”