Expo 2020 Dubai - Why Dubai in 2020?
A global center for trade and commerce at the crossroads of the world
With world-class infrastructure, a strong and transparent system of governance and a strong entrepreneurial environment, Dubai continues to develop as a trans-continental hub for trade and commerce, helping to shape and catalyse economic development across the world.
Dubai’s innovative and robust economic models and widespread global trade footprint will see Expo 2020 Dubai provide participants with a unique and continuous stream of opportunity in the country and beyond.
One of the world’s best-connected nations
The UAE connects one third of the world’s population in a four hour flight and two thirds within an eight hour flight. Dubai International Airport is currently listed as the world’s busiest airport for international passenger traffic, and once complete, Al Maktoum International will be the world’s biggest airport, with capability for 160 million passengers. By 2020, the UAE will also be the driving force behind a new regional railway system and continue to serve as a significant port of call for international shipping and logistics.
Cosmopolitan, safe and welcoming
Home to over 200 different nationalities, Dubai is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, dedicated to promoting inter-cultural exchange and understanding. In 2014, Dubai welcomed over 13.2 million tourists, a number that is expected to reach 20 million by 2020 as part of the emirate’s ambitious Dubai Tourism Vision 2020. Already one of the world’s most-visited urban destinations, with landmark architecture, world-class touristic assistances and a safe and friendly environment, participants and visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai are guaranteed a truly remarkable experience.
The UAE and the wider MEASA region has one of the world’s youngest and fastest growing populations with approximately 50 per cent under the age of 20. As our theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ suggests, Expo 2020 Dubai is a unique opportunity for participants to involve with the leaders and innovators of tomorrow - ‘Generation 2020’