World Amazing Stuff: Expo 2020 celebration at Burj Khalifa

Expo 2020 celebration at Burj Khalifa

After a thrilling night of voting in Paris, Dubai has won the right to host the World Expo 2020 and celebrations begin across the country after the winner of World Expo 2020 bid was announced in Paris on 27/11/2013.

Celebrating the success of the UAE in winning the global bid to host the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, raised the UAE national flag at the top of the spire of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

In his message, Sheikh Hamdan said: “We congratulate our leadership and the people of our beloved country on this achievement. Winning the bid is proof of UAE's leading status globally in competing on events of this magnitude. We draw success from the spirit of the union that dwells deep within our people."

The Dubai is the first city in the Middle East to host the global event. Dubai had in its proposal offered to hold the event form October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021.