New Delhi (Press Release) The Expo 2020, to be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, opening on October 20, 2020. The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) general assembly in Paris awarded Dubai as the host on November 27, 2013.
As a World Expo, it may be a maximum of six months in length and adhere to a wide universal theme that applies to all humanity. UAE selected the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” for the Expo 2020. The expo will also have three subthemes: opportunity, mobility and sustainability and each theme will have its own pavilion.
With the theme “opportunity”, Expo 2020 aims to unlock this potential in multiple ways, such as supporting solutions to social problems through our Expo Live programme and introducing visitors to new ideas that inspire them to act.
With the theme “Mobility,” Expo 2020 looks at how this has helped us explore new frontiers, and how humanity is making greater leaps than ever through digital connectivity.
And with the theme “Sustainability,” Expo 2020 is embracing alternative sources of food, water, and clean and renewable energy, and encouraging us all to reassess how we can preserve the planet.
The main site of Expo Dubai 2020 will be a 438-hectare area (1083 acres) located between the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, near Dubai’s western border with Abu Dhabi.
The UAE has also been emphasizing on investments in various sectors such as economic growth, real estate, environmental avenues and public affairs. Apart from pumping money, the nation is also keen on giving equal prominence to public relationships.
The World Expo in Dubai in 2020 will be the first to be held in the Middle East and North Africa and South Asia region. Around 134 countries around the globe will be participating into the Expo.
On 27 November 2013, when Dubai won the right to host the expo 2020, fireworks erupted at the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. A national holiday was declared the following day for all educational institutions across the country. The staging of the world fair and the preparations leading up to it are expected to result in 277,000 new jobs in the UAE, an injection of nearly $40 billion into the economy, and an increase in visitors of at least 25 million and up to 100 million.