A few more hours and we’ll know if Dubai won the Expo 2020. As Italy is preparing the 2015 edition, and officially supports the candidacy of Dubai , the organizers are betting on which country will host the 2020 edition .
Expo 2020 vote begins on Wednesday in Paris at 17:30 UAE time, and it will take two to three hours.
The others bidding for the right to host are Izmir in Turkey (who lost the bid for Expo 2015, which will be held in Milan); Ekatarinburg in Russia and Sau Paulo in Brazil.
Foreign companies are ready to launch partnerships with local ones and to invest in UAE.
The stakes are tempting: 25 million visitors, mostly foreigners, 280,000 potential new jobs, a turnover of hundreds of millions of Euros.
If Dubai is winning, UAE will have a further boom strengthened by fiftieth anniversary of the unification of the Emirati, in 2021. In addition to the Soccer World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The world’s attention shifts to the Gulf ..