Dubai creates its own History Dubai celebrates its victory in the World Expo 2020.
By Amira Abdalla, student journalist, Sharjah women's college Published: January 11,2014
Image credit: Gulfbusiness.com The Theme of Expo2020 in Dubai
UAE/Dubai won Expo2020 on Wednesday 27th of November World Expos attract millions of visitors. 1The UAE made history when it became the first Middle Eastern nation to win the bid to host an expo.
From as far as 1851, world expos have been used to celebrate global, cultural diversities, technological innovations and also to strengthen relationships among different players. Of great importance is that expos have showcased the significance of global economies in enhancing the livelihood of the inhabitants of the world. Dubai’s successful bid to hold the expo 2020 was a significant step in the world history because the Asian country will have an opportunity to display its potency in directing the affairs of the world in terms of how fashion influences the economy, culture and religion.
The 2020 expo will prove to be very profitable for Dubai, specifically considering that such expos usually run for a period of six months. Being the first time that a Middle Eastern country is hosting this international exhibition, more than 25 million global citizens shall have an opportunity to savor the abundance of Asia. The theme of expo 2020 best captures the variety of humanity that shall dot the streets of Dubai.’ Connecting minds, Creating the Future’ is a theme that is quite suitable for the occasion since it best captures the commitment of Dubai in establishing a successful future for UAE, the surrounding region and the world at large.
Image credit: Gulfbusiness.com Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed celebrating Dubai's win from the top of the world's tallest tower, Burj Khalifa.
By considering old expos, Dubai has to present better displays in order for it to offer world citizens value for their money. The 2010 world expo that was held in Shanghai for instance was acknowledged as quite successful in bringing close to 73 million into its city, and this helped to transform the economy of the city (Expo 2020 Dubai, 2012, p. 4). Dubai has to upstage this event by ensuring that the expo 2020 not only transforms the economy of the city alone, but also the whole region.
Image credit: uaeinteract.com Mohammed Bin Rashid Honours Expo 2020 Team.
Celebrating technological innovations will be one of the main attractions at the expo 2020.Some of the most visible features at the expo will be a larger blanket-like structure consisting of photovoltaic, which will not only act as a shade for the numerous visitors but will also provide more than half of the energy need for the expo (Rosenfield, 2013, p. 6).
The fact that Dubai was a last minute entry into the expo 2020 bid is an indication of its strength in hosting...