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EXPO 2020
Updated on 24 May 2017

In November 2013, the United Arab Emirates won the right to host the World Expo in 2020. This will be the first time that the World Expo has been staged in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

Since the first Great Exhibition of 1851, World Expos have continued to be one of the largest and most enduring global mega-events. Lasting six months, World Expos attract millions of visitors who explore and discover pavilions, exhibits and cultural events staged by hundreds of participants, including nations, international organisations and businesses.

Dubai's World Expo is held under the theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, echoing the powerful spirit of partnership and co-operation that has driven the UAE's success in pioneering new paths of development and innovation. Through this theme, Expo 2020 Dubai will serve as a catalyst to connect minds from around the world and inspire participants to mobilise around shared challenges under the sub-themes of: mobility, sustainability and opportunity.

Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract 25 million visitors, 70 per cent of which will be from overseas. This will be the first Expo in which the majority of visitors stem from beyond a nation's borders. Running from 20th October 2020 through to 10th April 2021, the Expo will launch the country's Golden Jubilee celebrations and serve as a springboard from which to inaugurate a progressive and sustainable vision for the coming decades. www.expo2020dubai.ae

 


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The fuel prices for June 2020 have been announced which sees no increase or decrease in the cost of a litre of petrol and diesel from May, and prices remain the same for the third month in a row.

As part of Dubai Government’s decision from 27 May to increase business activity across the emirate, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority has announced that from 1 June, museums in Dubai will start to open in a phased manner.

As part fo the continuing easing of measures in place to contain the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, Dubai Municipality has announced  certain parks and pubic beaches are now open.

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The construction of 13 bridges at a major Dubai interchange has been completed. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that roads and bridges leading to the Dubai Hills Mall project at the interchange between Umm Suqeim Street

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As part of the measures announced to ease restrictions in place to combat the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the number of people allowed in an office has been increased from 30% to 50%.

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