General Secretary or the BIE, Vicente Gonzalez Loscertalez and H.E.M Mohammed Al Shaibani.
United Arab Emirates submits the candidature of Dubai for the World Expo 2020 on November 2nd, 2011 to the Bureau International des Expositions.
H.E. Mohammed Al Shaibani, on behalf of the Government of Dubai, has submitted the official letter of candidature signed by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and supported by the Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for an International Registered Exhibition to be held in the city of Dubai in the year 2020.
The Expo is due to take place from January 4th to June 30th, 2020 in the theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future".
Situated on the Persian Gulf coast, Dubai is the capital of the emirate of Dubai and has more than one million of population.
In total, five cities, including Izmir of Turkey, Ayutthaya of Thailand, Sao Paulo of Brazil and Ekaterinburg of Russia, are in competition for hosting World Expo 2020.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al MaktoumSource : http://www.bie-paris.org