Xinhua News AgencyNovember 27, 2013 15:18
PARIS, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Dubai won on Wednesday the right to host World Expo 2020 at the 154th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris.
In the third and last round of voting, Dubai beat Russia's Yekaterinburg, becoming the first Middle Eastern city to host the event. The other two candidate cities, the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo and Turkey's Izmir, were eliminated respectively in the first and second round.
Dubai Expo 2020 will be held from Oct. 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021 with the theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future."