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UAE rings in historic year of hosting Expo 2020 Dubai


The business community across the world looks forward as the UAE readies to host the mega event of Expo 2020 Dubai in an unprecedented manner.


The UAE’s potential for growth in 2020 is tremendous. The country is going to create another history by hosting one of the best World Expos in 2020.

The able and visionary Rulers of the country are to be thanked for such a promising and vision-oriented economy. Industry heavyweights and business analysts share their candid views about the UAE’s economic growth in the New Year with Gulf Today.

Dr Yaqoub Mousa, Chairman, Bu Abdullah Group of Companies said:  I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Ruling families of all Emirates and the residents of UAE a very happy and a prosperous 2020.

The UAE has known to be visionaries, symbol of progress and catalyst of development all over the world. The nation is positively responding to the challenges with grace and resilience and we expect a fast growing economy as we approach the much-awaited Expo 2020. “Through listening, understanding and acknowledging the voices of all, we acknowledge the UAE as a melting pot of different cultures and ideologies that have synchronized. The UAE has come a long way to be recognized globally as a mark of quality. Everything that’s “Made in UAE” is a symbol of quality to reckon with across the globe and the country is set to see more growth and prosperity in 2020.

May 2020 bring happiness, wealth, joy & success to the emirates.

Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman, Danube Group said: Since, we are expecting millions of visitors to attend the Expo 2020. Eventually, the chances of getting international investment and spike in tourism are such that Dubai might experience phenomenal growth in every sector that it has established its presence in.

Expo 2020 Dubai is going to exhibit all types of newly developed innovations from across the world and the reason why it seems to be happening in Dubai is because, its infrastructure and location across the globe makes it suitable for the most advanced technology era that every country is trying to incorporate in its lifestyle.

Ahmad Shaikhani, Senior Vice President, Pakistan Business Council and Managing Director, Shaikhani Group: The UAE is a safe haven for global investors.  

The country’s economic growth is on solid growth track and is marching ahead. The past year promises a big boost in the business sector as well as retail and tourism sector.

Dubai is one of the most secure cities in the world. It has everything from infrastructure, heritage sites, tourist spots, culture, cuisine and more over security for living.  

I would like to congratulate the visionary Rulers of the UAE and the whole nation on the occasion of New Year.

Kashif Ansari, CEO, IQI Global said: I would like to wish the visionary Rulers and residents of UAE ‘a Happy New Year.’ The coming decade will be more exciting, starting with Expo 2020 will take Dubai and UAE to a new horizon,  with all-new initiative-taking by UAE government  (GDP) remains on track and will surpass the $500b mark over the next few years. The sector will benefit will be travel, hospitality and real estate.

Ayman Ashor, Cluster General Manager Al Bandar Rotana and Arjaan by Rotana said: I would like to extend warm greetings to the visionary Rulers and lovely people of UAE, a very prosperous and peaceful New Year 2020.

The UAE is known for its warmth and hospitality today. It is, in fact, one of the safest countries in the world for tourists and expats. 2020 looks promising for the economic growth of UAE. The year ahead holds opportunities that will make UAE a symbol of warmth, hospitality, safety, and cultural heritage across the world.

2019 has been a busy and exciting year for us and we are all set to host a lot of fun-filled activities for the new year celebrations.

May 2020 bring happiness, wealth, joy & success to the emirates.

Bilal Moti MRICS, Managing Director, Windmills Group said:  Starting 2020, Dubai is embarking on a new level of local development and international exposure. The new year is expected to be of memoir significance as a 50-year development strategy is in the making. The year is also going to record a historic milestone of Expo 2020.

Dubai plans big and delivers most perfectly. The local and international commitment and cooperation on the Expo is admirable. I foresee that the Expo will be a mega international exhibition. Around 25 million pairs of minds, eyes, and ears are going to personally experience the competitive advantages related to business, that this country offers.

Salahuddin Nezam, Director,  SNBC, a leading Sharjah-based construction company said:
The optimistic vision of the Rulers has played a vital role in keeping the nation moving forward. I am confident that 2020 will be an even better year than last year as UAE gets step closer to creating yet another history by hosting one of the best World Expos in 2020.

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