Abdalla Al Habbai, group chairman of Meraas Holding and CEO, Engineer’s Office
“In being chosen as the venue for Expo 2020, Dubai has once again proved worthy of the world’s confidence on its ability to host well-executed global mega events. Through the past decades, we have continually demonstrated our capacity to not only meeting expectations, but exceeding them, thanks to the farsightedness of our visionary rulers. We have achieved excellence in all areas, from world-class infrastructure and efficient logistical services to modern legislative and regulatory frameworks that make Dubai the perfect venue or even a national change agent to host the world.
“Expo 2020 will translate into opportunities in all spheres, creating new career and business opportunities that directly impact the national and global economy. With the event anticipated to draw nearly 25 million visitors between April and October 2020, the exposition is certain to reinstate Dubai’s position as the most coveted trade and tourism destination in the world. We have a lot to offer, and Expo 2020 will allow the world to know Dubai for what it really is – a land of limitless opportunities.”
Saeed Al Qatami, CEO, Deyaar Development
“We are truly delighted to be part of this great celebration that firmly ranks UAE and Dubai among the most advanced economies of the world. Winning the Expo 2020 bid is not just a testament to our visionary leadership, it is also a milestone that articulates Dubai’s dream and enduring commitment to economic progress. I congratulate the government, as well as residents and businesses that have joined hands to make this dream a reality.”
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