Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Connecting Minds, Creating the Future

Many candidates were presented this Wednesday, November 23, 2011. Two for 2017 and five in 2020.
This is the last of the day, the most recent application, since it was filed in the Bureau International des Expositions on the day of the deadline for applications for the organization of a World's Fair in 2020.

This is one of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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As stated by His Majesty Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum Al Tashid: "Dubai is ideally placed to host the world at the Universal Exhibition of 2020. We would be able to do it. We would be honoured to do it."

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The delegation was present in Paris led by Sheikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline.
The delegation consists of Reem Al Hashemi, Minister of State, Mohammad Ebrahim Al Shaibani, Director General of the Supreme Court of Dubai, Ahmad Al Shaikh, director general of the Dubai government media Hilal Saeed Al Merri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre and Mohammad Abdullah Al Raisi Meer, UAE Ambassador to France.

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Reem Al Hashemi is taking the floor to present the Dubai project, and she exposes the strengths of the candidates, and the willingness of the emirates to receive and organize the Expo 2020.

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Un des premiers points que cette candidature veut aborder est la possibilité de rassembler le monde.
En effet, Dubaï se veut être un carrefour stratégique entre l'Europe, l'Asie et l'Afrique. Le Golfe était déjà une plaque tournante du commerce il y a 2500 ans, il souhaite le rester aujourd'hui, et plus encore, développer les contacts et les coopérations. Dubaï est une ville de grande diversité, sûre et sécurisée pour plus de 200 nationalités.

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One of the first application that wants to address is the ability to bring the world together.
Indeed, Dubai wants to be a strategic crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa. The Gulf was already a hub of trade 2500 years ago, and hopes remain today, and more, developing contacts and cooperation. Dubai is a city of great diversity, security and safe for more of 200 nationalities.

In 2021 the UAE will celebrate their 50 years of existence. This is one of the youngest nations in the world, which also one of the youngest populations, with 50% have less than 20 years.

This exhibition is an opportunity to make lasting event in the world.

The rapid development of the UAE shows the world its ability to implement a World Expon and this, with the same energy and enthusiasm they had to build their city.

The country has already infrastructure to accommodate visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai. Two-thirds of the world are less than 8 hours from Dubai.

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Choosing a strong theme.
The rapid evolution of our society emphasizes consistency, the power of the human spirit.

On this basis, and that the human mind is an incredible tool, it is clear that nothing can better shape the world that imagination and creativity of man.

These two points to be at the base of the hopes of progress and co-existence for future generations.
Formulate a theory - Falling in love - Starting a Business - Raising a family - Persuading an audience - Testing an idea - Taking a stand - Write a poem or an equation - Initiate a friendship - Establishing a City - Building a nation.

Many human achievements depend on their connections!
"Connecting the mind, creating the future" is the theme of Expo 2020 Dubai project.

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The site of the Expo?

In Dubai, it is not the place is lacking. The proposed site is a site of 400 hectares in the southwest of Dubai, right next to the new Al Maktoum International Airport which when finished, will have a capacity of 160 million passengers a year.
A high-speed rail link will connect Al Maktoum Airport at Dubai International Airport. The Expo will also be connected to the city by metro.

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The greatest World's Fairs of 1851 in London until 2010 in Shanghai have left visible marks on the architecture of cities that have hosted.

Dubai and the UAE are in need of civic spaces where people can gather.

The UAE Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai has already surfaced on the skyline of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. This is the only pavilion in Shanghai to be "going home".

After 2020, the Parc Expo Dubai will begin a new life as "Exhibition City" - a sustainable solution, but also a monument to the power of connectivity: a place for people to meet and connect, to advance world.

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Dubai plans to host Expo 2020 from January 4 to June 30, 2020. It seems the best season, where temperatures are more pleasant. It is also a very rich sporting, cultural and business period.
In May begins the main holiday periods in this part of the world, able to bring up to visitors.

I'll leave the last word to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum bin Akmed:
"The people of Dubai and the UAE are at your disposal ... we will do everything to ensure we host a World Expo, which you, as the custodians, can be rightly proud of."

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