World Expo 2020: Successful Dubai bid will bolster UAE economy


By Zaher Bitar, Senior Reporter

Dubai: Two senior officials have expressed their optimism for Dubai’s bid for the World Expo 2020. The emirate is one of the bidding cities for the landmark event.

Maintaining that the submission had more than a strong chance of being recognised by the panel, Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, told Gulf News: “A successful bid for the Expo would infuse the local economy with new energy in the coming years. We expect that the event will trigger significant employment generation as well as trade and investment opportunities.”

Hilal Saeed Al Merri, Director General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and CEO of the Dubai World Trade Centre, said, “The bid’s sub-themes are Sustainability: intelligent sources of energy and water; Opportunity: new paths of economic development, and Mobility: new systems of logistics and transportation.” More info