277,000 Jobs To Gain At Dubai Expo 2020

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Oxford Economics highlight a report that Dubai Expo 2020 would create 277,149 jobs 277,000 Jobs To Gain At Dubai Expo 2020between 2013–2021.
The report projected that 147, 000 jobs will be generated from travel and tourism sector while the remaining numbers would be created across the wider regional economy.
This indicates the significant potential to convert a high percentage into permanent jobs to serve the expanded economy in the post-Expo period.
The report as well demonstrates the positive impact for the wider region showing that for every Expo employee approximately 60 additional jobs will be sustained across other parts of the MENA economy.
“Dubai Expo 2020 will leave a lasting legacy not only in the UAE but also beyond its borders. As our theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ suggests, Dubai Expo 2020 aims to welcome the world to collaborate and build partnerships for sustainable development. In that, Dubai Expo 2020 will spur significant employment, trade and investment opportunities for the entire MENASA region, leaving lasting economic impact.” Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State and Managing Director of the UAE’s Higher Committee for hosting the 2020 World Expo in Dubai said commenting on the report.
Conversely, His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and CEO of the Dubai World Trade Centre said that tourism is a vital pillar of Dubai’s economy and has contributed to the city’s economic growth, success and diversification. “With the strength of Dubai’s infrastructure, geographic location and global connectivity, Dubai Expo 2020 can expect to attract 25 million visitors during the six months between October 2020 and April 2021, 71% of which would originate from outside the host nation for the first time in Expo history. This is important because the additional demand created by World Expo would provide real and exciting opportunities in employment, new attractions and incentives for the travel and tourism sector, not just for the UAE but for neighbouring countries in the region and beyond.” H.E Al Marri added.
Dubai is competing against four other candidate cities bidding to host the Expo 2020. The winner will be announced in November 2013 following a vote by the 163 member nations of the Bureau International des Expositions, the international organization responsible for selecting World Expo host cities.
The Higher Committee for Hosting the 2020 World Expo was formed by decree by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, serves as Chairman of the Committee.