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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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