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Arab Media Tourism Forum announces full support for UAE bid to host EXPO 2020

Posted on 28/02/2013

Cairo: The Arab Media Tourism Forum has announced full support for UAE bid to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. The participants of the forum organised in Egypt, agreed that UAE has the full potential for hosting this important event and have a rich experience in organizing major exhibitions. It's worth mentioning that media representatives from 17 countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Kuwait, Sudan and Lebanon are participating in the forum. Hussain Al Mannai, ...  >>MORE

Expo 2020 site chosen to reflect theme of ‘connectivity’

Posted on 28/02/2013

Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of DTCM and CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre, talks about the proposed site for Expo 2020 in Dubai. Can you tell us more about the proposed Expo 2020 site? The Expo site has been carefully chosen to reflect the 2020 Expo theme of ‘Connectivity' while providing the best possible operational and logistical efficiencies for participants, easy access for all visitors, and a high level of international visibility. The 438-hectare ‘Dubai Trade Centre – Jebel ...  >>MORE

A united front for Expo bid

Posted on 28/02/2013

More than 1,000 students and volunteers gathered to form a human chain in the configuration of the Dubai Expo 2020 logo to show where the site will be built and to show the unity of the UAE people. The BIE Enquiry Mission flew by helicopter, on Wednesday, for an aerial tour of the greenfield location that has been identified as the spot for developing the Dubai Expo 2020 site — the Dubai Trade Centre – Jebel Ali. As the helicopter flew above, the image below was filled with young students and ...  >>MORE

Expo 2020 to create 280,000 jobs from 2013-2021

Posted on 28/02/2013

Winning the Expo 2020 bid will have far-reaching impact on Dubai's economy, accelerating growth, creating jobs and boosting opportunities for the emirate's main sectors with the legacy it will leave behind. The Expo is expected to contribute an increase of €28.8 billion to Dubai's GDP and €17.7 billion (Dh86.2 billion) in added value to its economy, according to the Expo 2020 organisers. The international gathering will create approximately 280,000 jobs in Dubai from 2013 to 2021, with about ...  >>MORE

Dubai's Expo 2020 Yacht True North' flies flag at DP World's Caucedo Port

Posted on 27/02/2013

DP World Caucedo, the Dominican Republic's primary port, has welcomed "True North", the 70-foot yacht that embarked on a circumnavigation of the globe last summer to raise awareness for the UAE?s bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. A special reception at Caucedo was held for True North whose voyage reflects the UAE's Expo bid theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future?, and aligns with DP World's programme for promoting the bid through its family of 30,000 people working in over 60 ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid receives Chairman and members of BIE

Posted on 27/02/2013

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received at his Palace in Zabeel yesterday the chairman and members of the visiting Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). The visiting delegation is here to get them acquainted with the preparations and the available potentials in the country to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. Present at the meeting were H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai ...  >>MORE

Nahyan addresses BIE Executive Committee at Zayed University

Posted on 27/02/2013

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, yesterday discussed the importance of education with students from Zayed University and the Enquiry Mission from the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the inter-governmental organisation in charge of overseeing the selection of World Expo host cities. During his speech, he said that World Expos represent a wonderful opportunity for students to learn and interact with people from different ...  >>MORE

Official reception highlights national support

Posted on 27/02/2013

An official Welcome Reception was held at the foot of the Burj Khalifa in honour of the BIE Executive Committee, the delegation representing the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the inter-governmental organisation based in Paris that is responsible for World Expo. In an opening speech, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Chairman and CEO of Emirates airline and Group, assured the BIE Executive Committee about the UAE's commitment to host ...  >>MORE

Dubai's Expo 2020 yacht 'True North' reaches Cuba

Posted on 26/02/2013

The UAE's Expo bid took sail in the Caribbean this week, as True North docked in Havana, Cuba. The 70-foot sailing boat, which set out last summer, is currently circumnavigating the globe to raise awareness for the UAE's bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. Having started its voyage in Europe, True North's multinational crew connects with communities in each port, giving people of all ages a chance to share their own experiences of how the Dubai Expo theme and subthemes resonate with ...  >>MORE

Official welcome reception for the BIE Enquiry Mission highlights national support

Posted on 26/02/2013

An official welcome reception was held at the foot of the Burj Khalifa in honour of the BIE Executive Committee, the delegation representing the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the inter-governmental organisation that is responsible for World Expo. In an opening speech, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines '&' Group, in his capacity as Chairman of the Higher Committee for ...  >>MORE

Dubai's goal is to present best Expo in its 150-yr history: Sheikh Ahmed

Posted on 26/02/2013

A delegation representing the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the inter-governmental organisation based in Paris that is responsible for World Expo, arrived in the UAE on Sunday. The delegation is on a four-day Enquiry Mission to assess the UAE's ability to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. This global gathering is expected to attract 25 million visitors. The Enquiry Mission, led by Steen Christiansen, Chairman of the BIE Executive Committee, follows the UAE's recent submission ...  >>MORE

Dubai trade roots a major strength for its Expo 2020 bid

Posted on 26/02/2013

From humble beginnings as a fishing and pearl-diving village, Dubai has risen in three decades to become a globally renowned tax-free business haven. Historically, Dubai was known for trading and the Dubai Creek's natural harbour was established as a trading port. In 1902 came the welcome migration of Iranian traders and Arab settlers to Dubai following the introduction of heavy taxes on Iran's Lingeh port. Dubai's trade has never looked back. Today, Dubai is a logistics and trade hub ...  >>MORE

UAE Expo 2020 ambassadors go big on social media

Posted on 26/02/2013

The UAE's Expo 2020 Ambassadors, a group of young men and women tasked to represent Dubai, are aggressively taking to social media to promote Dubai as a host city for the Expo — especially because residents' passion and awareness for the event is one of the criteria for winning the bid. "One main criteria that the head of the BIE talked about is to see a fire in the eyes of the people in the bidding country about the Expo,” said Ben Ouattara, one of the ambassadors. The ambassadors have ...  >>MORE

Connectivity on all fronts a trump card for Dubai

Posted on 26/02/2013

Unlike countries that bid for a World Expo to build new infrastructure (such as airports, ports, rail and road transport systems), Dubai and the UAE are already a step ahead. Dubai, one of the five bidding cities (besides Ayutthaya, Thailand; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Yekaterinburg, Russia; and Izmir, Turkey) to host the colossal global gathering, will be able to rely on its existing large-scale and well-tested infrastructure. To begin with, Dubai's strategic global location in the middle of the ...  >>MORE

Dubai fully committed to stage exceptional Expo 2020

Posted on 26/02/2013

Signalling its tall ambitions at the foot of the world's tallest tower, the country said it plans to host the best ever World Expo if Dubai is chosen in 2020. We will spare no effort to make it truly global and inspirational for generations to remember, said Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airlines and Group. Sheikh Ahmed is also the Chairman of the Higher Committee for Hosting the Expo. "Dubai is ...  >>MORE

World Expo 2020 bid: Dubai's Dh28.8bn airport expansion helps UAE aviation sector soar

Posted on 26/02/2013

On January 2, Dubai became the first city in the world to have an exclusive A380 facility with the Dubai Airports announcing opening of four of the 20 contact gates at Concourse A at Dubai International's Terminal 3. In a month's time, the 16 remaining gates also became operational thus giving Emirates, which has a current fleet of 31 A380s and a further 59 on order, a world-class facility. The significant milestone achieved was part of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al ...  >>MORE

Dubai in full swing to host World Expo 2020

Posted on 25/02/2013

As November 2013 inches closer, when a final vote will go out for which city bags the World Expo 2020 deal, Dubai and the UAE is gearing up to play the host nation. Dubai is competing against four other candidate cities bidding to host the 2020 edition of the monumental global gathering, that is expected to attract 25 million visitors. The winner will be announced in November following a vote by the 163 member nations of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the Paris-based ...  >>MORE

Dubai Expo 2020 Chairman welcomes the BIE Enquiry Mission

Posted on 25/02/2013

A delegation representing the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the inter-governmental organisation based in Paris that is responsible for World Expo, arrived yesterday in the UAE. The delegation will conduct a four-day Enquiry Mission to assess the UAE's ability to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. This global gathering is expected to attract 25 million visitors. The Enquiry Mission, led by Mr Steen Christiansen, Chairman of the BIE Executive Committee, follows the UAE's recent ...  >>MORE

Expo 2020: UAE has it all

Posted on 25/02/2013

With Dubai bidding to host World Expo 2020, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Director-General Hamad Buamim explains to Khaleej Times why the emirate is the ideal destination and how the private sector is supporting the bid. Dubai is one of the most connected cities in the world. Home to over 200 different nationalities, the emirate has always been a favoured meeting point for global leaders, institutions and businesses. With its strong economy characterised by steady growth rates, the ...  >>MORE

UAE hopes Expo 2020 will leave behind a strong legacy

Posted on 25/02/2013

Legacy” is one of the key words the Expo 2020 bid team hopes to drive home when the inspection team visits this week. If Dubai secures the international fair, a 438-hectare parcel of land in Jebel Ali will be redeveloped as a university, museum and conference facility. "The opportunity for the university to focus on and draw from the experience of the expo and focus on some of the pressing issues that will be identified by the expo is huge,” said Peter Vine, the project co-ordinator for the ...  >>MORE

UAE transport system gears up for influx of 25 million visitors

Posted on 25/02/2013

About 25 million visitors could make their way to Dubai for Expo 2020 – meaning the emirate will have to be able to offer enough transport links. But that will not be a problem, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The mass-transit options the bid committee will showcase this week include zero-emission buses, new Metro stations and dedicated lanes on key arterial roads to take visitors to the planned site at Dubai Trade Centre – Jebel Ali. The Metro will be able up to ferry ...  >>MORE

Dubai indisputably qualifies to host World Expo 2020

Posted on 24/02/2013

As a host country for more than 200 different nationalities and a vibrant hub of international commerce, trade and tourism, the UAE today is one of the most connected nations on the planet. Dubai, the bustling nerve centre of the Arab world's second largest economy and one of the most sought-after shopping, conference and exhibition destinations in the world — well-connected to the rest of the world by land, sea and air — indisputably deserves to be the best qualified metropolis to host World ...  >>MORE

Al Tayer receives EXPO 2020 ambassadors

Posted on 22/02/2013

In support of Dubai's bid for hosting the World EXPO 2020, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), received the EXPO 2020 ambassadors at DEWA's new Sustainable Building in Al Quoz, the largest government building in the world, with a Platinum rating for green buildings from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). The meeting supports the efforts by Dubai to host Expo 2020, the largest universal exposition of its kind, ...  >>MORE

Higher Committee for Dubai, UAE Expo 2020 meets to review ongoing bid preparations

Posted on 20/02/2013

The UAE's Higher Committee for Hosting the 2020 World Expo in Dubai held a meeting on Monday 18th February, 2013 chaired by H.H. Sheikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of the Higher Committee. The committee's discussions focused on reviewing preparations for the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) delegation that will be visiting the UAE to assess the country's feasibility to host the World Expo 2020. The delegation will include ...  >>MORE

Dubai Economic Council to launch wide range of initiatives to support country's bid to host 2020 World Expo in Dubai

Posted on 03/02/2013

Reflecting the growing level of support across the country for the UAE's bid to host the 2020 World Expo, Dubai Economic Council (DEC) has announced its support as an official partner of the bid campaign. The DEC will seek to raise awareness of and generate support for the country's Expo bid through a range of upcoming events and outreach initiatives, along with actively participating in an ongoing series of briefing sessions for internal and external stakeholders. Reflecting the growing level ...  >>MORE

DMCC receives ambassadors of Expo 2020

Posted on 02/02/2013

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) hosted the Ambassadors of International Expo 2020 to brief them about the efforts being exerted to highlight the position of Emirate of Dubai as a commodity trade hub and of the role of UAE in international community. Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of DMCC, said the Dubai Expo 2020 theme is: "Connecting Minds...Creating the Future.” work expansion As the authority in charge of the free zone of Jumeirah Lakes Towers, we link many international ...  >>MORE

The UAE to highlight Expo 2020 bid at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland

Posted on 26/01/2013

Davos, Switzerland: The UAE Expo 2020 team will welcome high-level delegates, including international diplomats and senior officials, to a private country reception held during the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The reception highlights the opportunity represented by the UAE's bid, not only for the country itself, but for economies in the region and globally. Dubai Expo 2020 would be the most international World Expo in history with 70 per cent of the 25 ...  >>MORE

Emirates takes Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid to the skies

Posted on 21/01/2013

Emirates is putting the full force of its A380 fleet behind Dubai's bid to land the 2020 World Expo. The airline is attaching giant stickers to its A380 fleet, promoting the UAE's bid to hold the event in Dubai in seven years time. The first aircraft to be dressed with the words "Expo 2020, Dubai UAE, Candidate City” was EK306, which left for Beijing in the early hours of Thursday morning. In the coming weeks, the airline's entire A380 fleet — currently standing at 31 — will carry the Expo ...  >>MORE

'The Turtle' supports Dubai's Expo 2020 Theme in Japan

Posted on 14/01/2013

When the National Media Council (NMC) commissioned the production of a film for EXPO 2012 it was clearly focused on telling an engaging story about the UAE's marine world to audiences in Korea. They had little idea at the time that their decision to create a moving drama around the story of the UAE turtle rehabilitation programme and the campaign to reduce plastic pollution in the world's seas and oceans, would create special connections with other countries. However almost six months after ...  >>MORE

UAE's Expo 2020 bid in spotlight at West Asia Athletics Championship in Dubai

Posted on 15/12/2012

Leading athletes from 13 countries and over 15,000 spectators will have the opportunity to learn more about the UAE's bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai this week as the city is the stage for the 2nd West Asia Athletics Championship. The championship is being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation and In cooperation with UAE Athletics Federation Teams, Dubai Police and Sheikh Mohammed Bin ...  >>MORE

Dubai International Film Festival bolsters support for Expo 2020 bid

Posted on 11/12/2012

In a major show of support for Dubai's bid to host the 2020 World Expo, the Chairman of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) announced yesterday that the organisation is supporting the UAE's bid. Abdulhamid Juma, Chairman of DIFF, highlighted the Festival's international prominence, commenting, "Building bridges of understanding throughout global communities is vital for the progression of humankind and promoting such cultural awareness has always been imperative for Dubai International ...  >>MORE

UAE hopes to obtain Africa's support for Expo 2020 bid: Reem Al Hashimy

Posted on 05/12/2012

The Emirate of Dubai hopes to obtain the support of the Africa counties for its application in order to organise Expo 2020, said Mrs. Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State and Managing Director of Dubai Expo 2020 Executive Bid Committee. "We have a special and very old relationship with African countries and we want Africans to see this exhibition as their own. This is the main message I want to send the Africans," said Ms. Reem Al Hashimy at a press conference in Abu Dhabi before invited ...  >>MORE

The UAE submits final plans in support of its bid to host World Expo 2020

Posted on 05/12/2012

Mohamed Meer Abdalla Al Raeesi, the UAE's Ambassador to France, has submitted the country's official Bid Dossier in support of its bid to host World Expo 2020 to the Paris-based Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the intergovernmental body in charge of overseeing the bidding, selection and organisation of World Expos. Taking 10 months to produce, the 600-page document contains the details of the UAE's vision for the 2020 World Expo. It discusses the Dubai Expo 2020 theme as well as ...  >>MORE

Reem Al Hashimy briefs media delegations on UAE's potentials to host Expo 2012

Posted on 30/11/2012

Reem Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State and Managing Director of the Higher Committee for Hosting the World Expo 2020 in Dubai said that UAE has made tremendous achievements in all fields under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This came during her meeting here at Grand Millennium Al Wahda Hotel with 65 Arab and foreign journalists hailing from 26 countries, invited by the National Media Council, NMC on the occasion of UAE's 41st National ...  >>MORE

UAE to nourish future with Expo 2020

Posted on 25/11/2012

The World Expo 2020 masterplan that has been just unveiled is an amazing roadmap to the UAE's future directions and is a masterstroke that would help further enhance Dubai's place in the community of global cities. UAE's bid to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai will also open a multitude of opportunities for trade, investment and technology, and reflects the vision of the country's Rulers to establish beyond doubt the UAE's credentials as a regional economic powerhouse and an international hub ...  >>MORE

UAE unveils Expo 2020 masterplan

Posted on 24/11/2012

Paris: Dubai's presentation to the International Exhibition Bureau to host the Expo 2020 included a few surprises on Thursday, such as a subway system for the exhibition area and a personal endorsement from Gates. All five of the cities bidding for the event gave 20-minute presentations at the Paris headquarters of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Thursday. Dubai's presentation was given by Reem Al Hashemi, Minister of State. The UAE delegation to the IEB ...  >>MORE

World Expo 2020 Higher Committee organises reception in Paris

Posted on 24/11/2012

Paris: The Higher Committee for Hosting the World Expo 2020, under the chairmanship of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, organised a reception Thursday evening at the French Opera House here in Paris. More than 500 Arab and foreign politicians, economists, diplomats and decision-makers attended the event. – Emirates News Agency, WAM ...  >>MORE

UAE delegation participates in the General Assembly meetings of Bureau International des Expositions, BIE

Posted on 24/11/2012

Paris: The UAE delegation attended along with the delegations from the other four countries bidding to host 2020 World Expo, the General Assembly meeting of the Bureau International des Expositions, BIE held in Paris on Thursday. Delegations from 161 member countries are participating in the meeting. The World Expo, one of the oldest and largest international events established before a century and a half, takes place every five years in different cities around the globe and lasts for six ...  >>MORE

Dubai takes the next step in its bid to host the World Expo 2020 in Paris

Posted on 22/11/2012

Paris: Dubai's Higher Committee for Hosting the 2020 World Expo g gave a 20-minute presentation at the International Exhibitions Bureau (Bureau International des Expositions, BIE) before noon. The presentation is expected to unveil portions of the UAE's master plan for the expo, and is also likely to focus on Dubai's ability to host the global event. The World Expo is the third largest global, non-commercial event in terms of economic and cultural impact, after the Fifa World Cup and the ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid selects eight Expo Ambassadors

Posted on 21/11/2012

The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has selected eight individuals to serve as "Expo Ambassadors" to support the country's bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. These Expo Ambassadors, who were selected based on the quality of their submission to the recently concluded "Be part of it" competition, will represent the UAE at a high-level reception in Paris, France, on November 21. The reception will take place on the ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid attends presentation on 2020 World Expo committee

Posted on 19/11/2012

The UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attendedyesterday in Dubai a presentation chronicling the efforts and achievements made so far by the Higher Committee for Hosting the 2020 World Expo since it was established last May. The Higher Committee was formed by a decree by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai. H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation ...  >>MORE

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Arab Media Tourism Forum announces full support for UAE bid to host EXPO 2020


Expo 2020 site chosen to reflect theme of ‘connectivity’


A united front for Expo bid


Expo 2020 to create 280,000 jobs from 2013-2021


Dubai's Expo 2020 Yacht True North' flies flag at DP World's Caucedo Port


Mohammed bin Rashid receives Chairman and members of BIE


Nahyan addresses BIE Executive Committee at Zayed University


Official reception highlights national support


Dubai's Expo 2020 yacht 'True North' reaches Cuba


Official welcome reception for the BIE Enquiry Mission highlights national support


Dubai's goal is to present best Expo in its 150-yr history: Sheikh Ahmed


Dubai trade roots a major strength for its Expo 2020 bid


UAE Expo 2020 ambassadors go big on social media


Connectivity on all fronts a trump card for Dubai


Dubai fully committed to stage exceptional Expo 2020


World Expo 2020 bid: Dubai's Dh28.8bn airport expansion helps UAE aviation sector soar


Dubai in full swing to host World Expo 2020


Dubai Expo 2020 Chairman welcomes the BIE Enquiry Mission


Expo 2020: UAE has it all


UAE hopes Expo 2020 will leave behind a strong legacy


UAE transport system gears up for influx of 25 million visitors


Dubai indisputably qualifies to host World Expo 2020


Al Tayer receives EXPO 2020 ambassadors


Higher Committee for Dubai, UAE Expo 2020 meets to review ongoing bid preparations


Dubai Economic Council to launch wide range of initiatives to support country's bid to host 2020 World Expo in Dubai


DMCC receives ambassadors of Expo 2020


The UAE to highlight Expo 2020 bid at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland


Emirates takes Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid to the skies


'The Turtle' supports Dubai's Expo 2020 Theme in Japan


UAE's Expo 2020 bid in spotlight at West Asia Athletics Championship in Dubai


Dubai International Film Festival bolsters support for Expo 2020 bid


UAE hopes to obtain Africa's support for Expo 2020 bid: Reem Al Hashimy


The UAE submits final plans in support of its bid to host World Expo 2020


Reem Al Hashimy briefs media delegations on UAE's potentials to host Expo 2012


UAE to nourish future with Expo 2020


UAE unveils Expo 2020 masterplan


World Expo 2020 Higher Committee organises reception in Paris


UAE delegation participates in the General Assembly meetings of Bureau International des Expositions, BIE


Dubai takes the next step in its bid to host the World Expo 2020 in Paris


Mohammed bin Rashid selects eight Expo Ambassadors


Mohammed bin Rashid attends presentation on 2020 World Expo committee