On Wednesday, November 27, our home city of Dubai erupted in celebration as it won its bid to host the World Expo 2020. As Premier Partners of the Expo 2020 bid team, we’re excited at this fantastic opportunity to show the world what an innovative and dynamic city Dubai is. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, described the win as a "momentous milestone."
What is the World Expo?
The World Expo is held every five years over six months, attracting millions of visitors to explore new innovations, ideas, and scientific and technological advances. The World Expo gives a boost to new and current industry and ultimately aims to bring about global change.
The winning theme, Connecting Minds, Creating the Future, will turn the spotlight on Dubai as the city hosts a forum to discuss important global issues such as sustainability, mobility, and opportunity. At Emirates, we share a passion for connecting people around the world to share ideas, cultures, and experiences, and we’re proud to be part of the bid.
This will be the first time the event has been held in the Middle East. With such a multicultural society, there has never been a more fitting place to host the World Expo than Dubai, arguably the crossroads of the world. To read more on the bid and the team behind the event, visit the Dubai Expo 2020 official website (opens an external website in a new tab).