Dubai has become the first city in the Middle East to host the “International Expo”. Dubai hosts Expo 2020 in the Arab region. After winning the organization in the «2020» session at the end of voting sessions attended by delegates of the International Bureau of Exhibitions held in Paris.
Dubai hosts Expo 2020 in the Arab region
Dubai outperformed Brazil’s Sao Paulo, Russia’s Yekaterinburg and Turkey’s Izmir. So, With 117 of the 164 eligible members of the bureau voting in a final run-off against Yekaterinburg.
What is Expo?
Expo International fairs are held every five years and last for a maximum of six months. Attracting millions of visitors. In order to explore pavilions and cultural events organized by hundreds of participants. Which includes governments, international organizations, and companies.
The World Expo is one of the world’s largest non-commercial events in terms of economic and cultural impact after the World Cup and the Olympic Games.
Expo Birth Story:
The first edition of the Expo launched in London in 1851 under the title
“The Great Exhibition of Industrial Products from the World” as one of the distinctive events aimed at
- Promoting international relations
- Celebrating cultural diversity
- Eventually, Appreciating technological innovations
His revenues in financing the construction of the Museum “Victoria and Albert”.
As, the first World Expo held in the United States in 1876, showcasing the first telephone. The first commercial typewriter, and the launch of Heinz tomatoes.
The historical legacy of Expo
The famous Eiffel Tower is one of the most prominent elements of the historical heritage of the exhibition. As well as, It built to serve as an entrance to the «Expo 1889» hosted by the French capital Paris.
More than 50 million people attended the Expo 1900.
Which brought together innovations such as
- Diesel engines
- Gigantic amusement rides and movies
The exhibition is also known for the launch of the second Olympic Games.