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Jumeirah Celebrates Dubai’s Successful Bid to Host World Expo 2020

Jumeirah Celebrates Dubai’s Successful Bid to Host World Expo 2020

Dubai, 28 November, 2013: Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, congratulates the leadership of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates following the announcement that Dubai has won the bid to host World Expo 2020.

Jumeirah has been one of the six Premier Partners since the start of the selection process and was the proud host of the Theme Symposium, which took place in Madinat Jumeirah in October 2013. Attended by delegates from 167 nations of the Bureau International des Expositions, and was instrumental in showcasing the finest of Dubai.

The World Expo in Dubai in 2020 will be the first to be held in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region.

Gerald Lawless, President and Group CEO of Jumeirah Group, said: “This is a testament to the great achievements of Dubai under the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the bright prospects for the future of the emirate. It is expected that around 20 million tourists will visit Dubai in 2020, up from 11 million in 2013. By then Jumeirah will have extended its presence to more global destinations, as well as having strengthened its portfolio of hotels in the United Arab Emirates.”

A series of special ‘2020’ offers have been launched in celebration across Jumeirah hotels in Dubai.


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About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.

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Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications
PO Box 214159, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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