Dubai Expo 2020:Connecting minds, creating the future. UAE selected the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, sub-themes being Sustainability, Mobility, and Opportunity. “In today’s highly interconnected world, a renewed vision of progress and development based on shared purpose and commitment is key. While a married human mind, an individual country, or a specific community is both unique and remarkable, it is by working collaboratively that we truly advance.” Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said in support of the bid. The World Expo in Dubai in 2020 will be the first to be held in The Middle East and North Africa & South Asia region. And according to sources, this will be one of the best expositions in the country. 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 Dubai Ruler promised Dubai would “astonish the world,” in 2020. 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, it will lead to an injection of nearly $40 billion into the economy, and an increase in visitors of at least 25 million and up to 100 million. Director General of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah, said that they have the largest laboratory in the region, and can easily research new materials and technologies required for construction and they will also focus on the overall mutual development of the economy. The world’s tallest commercial tower to be built in Dubai, in Jumeirah Lake Towers, was given the name “Burj 2020” in honor of the World Expo 2020. Dubai is the city of dreams, The city where there is a rich heritage of the past and best technology to build the best future. Expo2020 is a platform that will help Dubai connect past with the future in several ways.It will give ways to a whole new development era for Dubai. The new face of Dubai will be with the launch of expo2020. for Dubai, this is a new venture. This is the beginning of something new and better. This will give rise to something better in Dubai and it will surely bring laurels to all the efforts UAE has been putting in for this project. But what is the master plan? The main site of Expo Dubai 2020 will be a 438-hectare area (1083 acres) located midway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The master plan, designed by the American firm HOK is organized around a central plaza, entitled Al Wasl (meaning “the connection” in the Arabic language), enclosed by three large pavilions which will be built by Al-Futtaim Carillion, each one dedicated to a sub-theme. UAE selected the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, sub-themes being Sustainability, Mobility, and Opportunity. Nevertheless, Dubai has also been emphasizing on investments in various sectors such as economic growth, real estate, environmental avenues and public affairs. In recent times, Dubai has made major investments in Real Estate as well as introduced a world’s largest Solar Power Project which is all set to start by Expo 2020. Apart from pumping money, the nation is also keen on giving equal prominence to public relationships. The initiative – Dubai Happiness Agenda, has 16 programs under four themes that sum up 82 projects to be set in the city with an aim to make the city the happiest by 2020. Summing up all, the Dubai Expo 2020 also would see a rise in the GDP as predicted by the International Monetary Funds.
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