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Published on : Thursday, November 28, 2013
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, congratulates the leadership of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates following the announcement that Dubai has won the bid to host World Expo 2020.
Jumeirah has been one of the six Premier Partners since the start of the selection process and was the proud host of the Theme Symposium, which took place in Madinat Jumeirah in October 2013. Attended by delegates from 167 nations of the Bureau International des Expositions, and was instrumental in showcasing the finest of Dubai.
The World Expo in Dubai in 2020 will be the first to be held in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region.
Gerald Lawless, President and Group CEO of Jumeirah Group, said: “This is a testament to the great achievements of Dubai under the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the bright prospects for the future of the emirate. It is expected that around 20 million tourists will visit Dubai in 2020, up from 11 million in 2013. By then Jumeirah will have extended its presence to more global destinations, as well as having strengthened its portfolio of hotels in the United Arab Emirates.”
A series of special ‘2020’ offers have been launched in celebration across Jumeirah hotels in Dubai.