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Dubai unveiled a new logo for the Expo 2020 event yesterday evening in a ceremony attended by UAE vice president and prime minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The new logo was inspired by an artefact found at the Saroug Al Hadeed archeological site, according to UAE minister of state for international cooperation and Expo 2020 Bureau director general Reem Al Hashemi.
The object was tiny, very detailed and made of pure gold, with small artistic designs around it, she said.
The long journey started on 28th June 2009, when Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Dubai, had launched “Dubai 2020" and issued a decree establishing a working group to "explore the potential of Dubai hosting the Expo”.
On November 2nd 2011 the UAE submitted a letter for Dubai to bid as the host city for the 2020 World Fair to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). On November 23rd 2011 UAE presented its bid to the BIE headquarter in Paris, France, to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai.
In the lead up to World Expo 2020, Helal Al Merri,
director-general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), said that the emirate will have projects “specifically related to the Expo site” and overall infrastructure for hosting the exhibition.
The Expo-related infrastructure development and operations will cost “approximately €6.45 billion (Dh32.39 billion),” Al Marri said.He added that financial institutions have not been appointed yet.“We do expect [the funding for] a significant portion of the infrastructure will be coming from the government but there [are] also a number of private sector opportunities,” he said.