His Excellency 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 640-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 plans for the Dubai Expo 2020 Site, event visitors, promotion, financial costs, environmental impact and ideas about the legacy to the host city and beyond.
The Bid Dossier will be sent to representatives of all 161 member countries of the BIE.
The five competing cities were required to submit their plans to the BIE by Monday’s deadline and are now not allowed to make any further submission. BIE officials will review the Bid Dossiers in detail before visiting each country to assess the plans.
Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State and Managing Director of the Higher Committee for Hosting the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, said, “We have prepared a distinctive dossier to convey an authentic portrait of our Nation and its vision to deliver an unforgettable World Expo in the UAE. In line with our theme – Connecting Minds, Creating the Future – Dubai Expo 2020 aspires to be a celebration of innovative new partnerships offering enduring benefits for future generations. I am confident that the Bid Dossier is a thorough piece of work and a deep portrayal of our capability to host such a mega-event on the eve of our 50th anniversary.”
Dubai, UAE, is competing against four other candidate cities bidding to host the 2020 World Expo, including Ayutthaya (Thailand); Ekaterinburg (Russia); Izmir (Turkey); and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
The winning city will be announced in November 2013 following a vote by the 161 member nations of the BIE.