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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

Expo 2020 team continues academic community outreach programme at the British University in Dubai

Posted on 12/11/2012

As part of an ongoing outreach campaign to generate support for the UAE's bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, the Expo team this week opened an informational kiosk on the campus of The British University in Dubai (BUiD). This kiosk, which provides visitors key insights into the UAE's Expo bid, is designed to encourage students and faculty to take part in the country's campaign to win the right to welcome the world on the eve of the UAE's 50th anniversary. This initiative at BUiD ...  >>MORE

Expo 2020 team launches outreach programme at UOWD

Posted on 04/11/2012

In line with its mission to increase awareness of the UAE's bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, the Expo team this week opened an informational kiosk on the campus of the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). This kiosk, offering visitors key insights into the UAE's Expo bid, is designed to encourage students and faculty to take part in the UAE's ongoing campaign to welcome the world on the eve of its 50th anniversary. This initiative at UOWD follows similar programmes recently held ...  >>MORE

Expo 2020 Facebook page reaches 100,000 "Likes"

Posted on 30/10/2012

The UAE's official Expo Facebook page reached 100,000 "Likes" this week, in a clear sign of the growing enthusiasm for the country's bid to welcome the world on the eve of its 50th anniversary. The page, which was launched by the Expo team just five months ago, is a valuable tool for supporters across the country and around the world to receive updates on the progress of the bid and to share relevant news and information with friends and colleagues. The Expo team highlighted that the Like ...  >>MORE

Expo 2020 team launches awareness programme at the American University in Dubai

Posted on 24/10/2012

In line with its goal to generate support for the UAE's Expo 2020 bid among diverse communities, including young people, the Expo team this week launched an awareness programme at the American University in Dubai (AUD) to encourage students to participate in this important nationwide campaign. As part of the programme, the Expo team shared insights into why the UAE is ideally placed to welcome the world in 2020, and how the event will provide a platform for young people across the region and ...  >>MORE

Over 180 firms support UAE’s Expo 2020 bid campaign

Posted on 18/10/2012

Over 180 firms from the UAE and around the world have pledged to help raise awareness of the country's bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, following the recent launch of an online initiative for corporate bid supporters. The "Support the bid” programme, accessible on the Expo 2020 website, provides corporate visitors with an application form to become Expo 2020 bid supporters, along with access to campaign resources, including Expo brand guidelines, fact sheets, posters and ...  >>MORE

US-UAE Business Council supports U.A.E. bid to host World Expo 2020 in Dubai

Posted on 16/10/2012

Washington D.C.: The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council has voiced its support for the United Arab Emirates' bid to host the 2020 World Exposition in Dubai under the theme: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. 'The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, our Board of Directors, and our member companies are proud to support the United Arab Emirates' bid to host the 2020 World Exposition in Dubai under the theme: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future',' Danny E. Sebright, President of U.S.-U.A.E. Business ...  >>MORE

DP World announces official support to the UAE's bid to host Expo 2020 in Dubai

Posted on 11/10/2012

In a major show of support for the UAE's bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, the senior leadership of DP World announced yesterday its commitment to serve as a "Premier Partner" of the bid. This follows a formal signing ceremony with His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World. DP World, which employs more than 30,000 staff and operates over 60 terminals across six continents, will engage internal and external stakeholders through a wide range of outreach initiatives to ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid orders adding of new members to the Supreme Committee for Expo 2020

Posted on 04/10/2012

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ordered on Wednesday, adding of three more authorities to the membership of the Supreme Committee for Expo 2020. The adding of the General Command of the Dubai Police, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Municipality as members of the Supreme Committee reflects his belief in the importance of making concerted national efforts in its quest to host Expo 2020 in the UAE. Sheikh ...  >>MORE

UAE has rich MICE expertise to host world expo 2020: Egypt's Tourism Minister

Posted on 25/09/2012

Cairo: The UAE's success of hosting prestigious international events will boost its likelihood to win the bid for hosting the world expo 2020, Egypt's Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou said yesterday. 'The UAE has rich experience which qualifies it to organise and host the world's largest exhibitions and conferences,' he said as he received board of the Arab Centre for Tourism Media led by Secretary General Hussein Al Manaie. The UAE, he noted, had built a world-class infrastructure and ...  >>MORE

Dubai's hosting of Expo 2020 will provide job opportunities for citizens, residents, says Reem Al Hashimy

Posted on 24/09/2012

Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State and Managing Director of the Higher Committee for Hosting the World Expo 2020 in Dubai said that the expo is expected to provide more job opportunities in services sector for residents and citizens as well. In an interview conducted by Journalist Fabrice Valserre of French Valeures Actuelles magazine, Al Hashimy said a committee has been set up to study all issues related to hosting of the Expo. Al Hashimy stressed the importance of organising Expo ...  >>MORE

Expo 2020 team launches awareness programs for schools and universities

Posted on 20/09/2012

In line with its mandate to increase public awareness about the UAE's bid to host the 2020 World Expo, the Expo team this week launched two outreach programs to encourage students and academic faculty to participate in this important nationwide campaign. The Expo team hosted an informational kiosk at "What Works" - a conference organised by Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority representing 500 educators from every private school across the emirate. Held at Zayed University, ...  >>MORE

World Energy Forum 2012 supports the Dubai EXPO 2020 bid

Posted on 06/09/2012

The Higher Organising Committee of the World Energy Forum 2012 (WEF) has announced its support for the Dubai Expo 2020 bid under the theme 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'. The forum, hosted for the first time outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City, will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 22 24 October 2012 under the theme, A Forum for World Leaders. This support will entail providing information, leaflets, media content, ...  >>MORE

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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


Expo 2020 team continues academic community outreach programme at the British University in Dubai


Expo 2020 team launches outreach programme at UOWD


Expo 2020 Facebook page reaches 100,000 "Likes"


Expo 2020 team launches awareness programme at the American University in Dubai


Over 180 firms support UAE’s Expo 2020 bid campaign


US-UAE Business Council supports U.A.E. bid to host World Expo 2020 in Dubai


DP World announces official support to the UAE's bid to host Expo 2020 in Dubai


Mohammed bin Rashid orders adding of new members to the Supreme Committee for Expo 2020


UAE has rich MICE expertise to host world expo 2020: Egypt's Tourism Minister


Dubai's hosting of Expo 2020 will provide job opportunities for citizens, residents, says Reem Al Hashimy


Expo 2020 team launches awareness programs for schools and universities


World Energy Forum 2012 supports the Dubai EXPO 2020 bid