Expo 2020 likely to cost up to Dh14.7b


Source:  www.gulfnews.com

The venue for EXPO 2020 will cost Dubai a total of Dh14.7 billion, and is expected to draw more than 25 million visitors throughout six months.

According to Reem Al Hashemi, Minister of State and Managing Director of the Higher Committee for Hosting the World Expo 2020, said that she expects the vote for hosting the World EXPO 2020, which will take place in November 2013, will be to the advantage of the UAE, and that the venue will be set up on a total area of 400 hectares.

She said that the UAE enjoys high credibility among the international community for previously hosting various sport and economic events and activities on the global level.

Al Hashemi told Emirates News Agency (WAM) in an exclusive interview at the UAE’s pavilion that the UAE delegation, which includes over 100 persons in addition to the work team of National Media Council (NMC), had so far managed to promote the state’s bid to host World Expo 2020 in Dubai. More info