Dubai planning bid for 2020 Olympics
The emirate is also looking to host…
June 29, 2009 12:05 by Aarti Nagraj
Under a new initiative called ‘Dubai 2020′ launched by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, a group of government and private sector representatives will explore the possibility of the emirate hosting the World Expo and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020, an official statement said.
“Bringing together these two world events in one place – each for the first time in the Middle East – would be a unique proposition, uniting business, science and technology with sport, education and culture,” the statement said.
The group will be chaired by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Dubai’s crown prince and Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum will be the vice chairman.