Expo 2020 Dubai, the first mega-event to be hosted in the Middle East, will lay the foundations for a diversified and sustainable tourism industry through a series of initiatives designed to support the UAE’s plans for diversification to a knowledge-based economy.
Marjan Faraidooni, senior vice president, legacy development, Dubai Expo 2020, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the upcoming event in the United Arab Emirates. With just three years to go, we discover more about plans for the Expo site after the event.
The legacy of Expo 2020 is set to come under the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage, returning for the 2017 show at Dubai World Trade Centre. Expo 2020, set to run between October 2020 and April 2021, will bring together more than 180 nations and is expected to host an international audience of 25 million visitors.
Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International and Dubai World Central, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bureau Dubai Expo 2020 to ensure a world-class experience for the millions of guests that will visit Dubai during the event. Following the signing of the deal the airport operator is now an official supporter of Dubai Expo 2020.
Jumeirah Group has been selected to operate a mixed-use development within a new $1 billion tower in Business Bay by property investment company RP Global. The Jumeirah Business Bay will include a 200-room luxury Jumeirah hotel as well as 350 serviced apartments and 290 luxury residences managed under the Jumeirah brand.
ITB Berlin 2014 is proving the idea forum for Dubai to highlight its grand plans for hosting World Expo 2020.