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Dubai Chosen By BIE to Host Expo 2020

Dubai Delegation Awaits Announcement
Dubai Delegation Awaits Announcement

Paris, France (November 27, 2013) — EXPO 2020 will be held in the City of Dubai from October 20th, 2020 to April 10th, 2021 with the theme  “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”

First Voting Round (by secret ballot using electronic vote)
Abstentions : 1

Brazil : 13 votes
United Arab Emirates : 77 votes
Russia : 39 votes
Turkey : 33 votes

Second Voting Round
Abstentions : 1

United Arab Emirates : 87 votes
Russia : 41 votes
Turkey : 36 votes

Third and last Voting Round
Abstentions : 1

United Arab Emirates : 116 votes
Russia : 47 votes

The Bureau International des Expositions wishes to thank and congratulate the candidates, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Russia and Turkey, for the quality of their projects and their presentations as well as for the efforts supplied by the teams of each country and each city, Sao Paulo, Dubai, Ekaterinburg and Izmir, for carrying out their projects with cordiality and harmony.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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