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Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, is seen lit up in blue, white and red, the colours of the French national flag, following the Paris attacks, in Dubai November 15, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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Fireworks illuminate the sky around Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, on November 27, 2013, after the Emirati city was chosen to host the World Expo 2020. The Gulf city state beat Russia’s Ekaterinberg in the final round of voting to clinch a prestigious event credited with delivering a huge boost to tourism and […]

Opinion: Dubai Expo and the Dream of Arab Youth

Opinion: Dubai Expo and the Dream of Arab Youth

More than 50 years ago, a seven-year-old boy visited the Seattle World Expo with his family. He marveled at the scientific and technological innovation on display. He rode the Monorail trains, enjoyed the roller coasters, and visited the futuristic exhibits, including...

Dubai chosen to host 2020 world expo

Paris, AP—Fireworks erupted in Dubai after the tiny Gulf emirate won the right to host the 2020 World Expo, becoming the first Middle Eastern city to organize the event in its more than 150-year history. Dubai bested competing bids from Izmir, Turkey, Sao Paulo,...