DCAA boosts UAE’s bid for Expo 2020 in Dubai

Emirati and UAE-based artists depict stories of human connections in emirate, entitled ‘Dubai Next’

In support of the UAE’s bid for Dubai Expo 2020, the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the emirate’s dedicated authority for culture, arts and heritage, is hosting a three-day event at the renowned Institut du Monde Arabe, in Paris.

The event is hosted under the aegis of Sheikh Majed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

This show features artwork and talks by Emirati and UAE-based artists and cultural figures, depicting stories of human connections in the city of Dubai, this is the second in a series of events, entitled ‘Dubai Next’, aimed at promoting international dialogue and cultural exchange, in support of the UAE’s bid for Dubai Expo 2020.

The work Dubai Culture has done to support the UAE’s bid for Dubai Expo 2020 has helped reiterate Dubai’s global position as a hub for collaboration and creativity.

With nearly 200 different nationalities who live in Dubai and call it their home, the UAE can bring a unique cultural plurality to World Expo.

At the same time, a World Expo in Dubai in 2020 will play an important role in spearheading and supporting the continued development and growth of the vibrant cultural scene in Dubai and across the region.

The expo in Dubai would take place on the eve of the UAE’s 50th anniversary, starting countrywide celebrations. It would also be the first time that a World Expo is held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region, presenting a significant opportunity.

Dubai is competing against three other candidate cities in its bid to host the World Expo in 2020.

Among others present in Paris were Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council, Abdul Ghafar Hussein, Board Chairman of Emirates Human Rights Association, Bilal Badour, Assistant Under Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development for Culture and Arts Affairs and other senior officials.

Using the show as a platform for this international dialogue, the programme will provide vivid insights into the region’s art industry.

The UAE has a thriving cultural industry and very strong links with France, ‘Dubai Next’ in Paris is a demonstration of the partnership between the two countries.

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