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The UAE: host nation for Expo 2020
Expo 2020 will be the first World Expo to take place in the MEASA (Middle East, Africa and South Asia) region, consisting of 72 countries, with a combined population of 2.8 billion people. Located between East and West, North and South, the UAE is well-placed for a major trading nation.

The UAE demonstrates the power of connections. The nation is home to two major hub airports, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and also two leading airlines. It also has nine major sea ports, including Jebel Ali, the ninth largest container port in the world.

The UAE is also a nation built on the power of connections, between seven emirates, and people of 200 different nationalities who meet, work together and form friendships every day. Because of this, the nation is convinced of the ability of Expo 2020 to spark collaboration and partnership amongst the international community to seek collective solutions for a better future.

The UAE has an established track record of successful participation in World Expos. The national pavilion from the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai is now a permanent fixture on the skyline of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. We are excited to be hosting the 2020 World Expo, which will welcome 25 million visitors from around the world.

Dubai: host cityfor expo 2020

Dubai is one of the world’s key points of connection. One-third of the global population lives within a four-hour flight. Dubai itself is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most globalised cities. It is home to people of many nations, the world’s busiest airport by international passengers served, and the world’s largest man-made harbour.

The city has developed significantly over the last 40 years. Where once there was sand, now there is one of the world’s most modern urban landscapes, linked by multi-lane highways and a technologically advanced Metro and tram system. The city is a thriving centre for business. 70% of Fortune 500 companies have their regional base in Dubai and it regularly tops the World Bank’s annual report for Ease of Doing Business in the Arab world.

The city is a magnet for international visitors, attracting 14.2 million travellers in 2015. They come to see Dubai’s unique sights, from the iconic Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – to the magical dunes of the Arabian desert, and the restful beaches of the Palm Jumeirah – all of which offer the warm hospitality of the next World Expo host city.