Expo once was held in this region, particularly in November 2013 in the United Arab Emirates, hosted such an event of global scale, which undoubtedly attracts millions of visitors and participants from inside and from the outside. Expected in 2020, following the Expo event, Dubai will be visited by 25 million visitors, of which at least 70 percent will travel in from remote countries. That same year (2020), the Expo will celebrate its Golden Jubilee, which is a sign of good and responsible work and dedication of the people who work for Expo through years, and do not have allowed to happen a fall or suffocation. Our question is: How would Dubai benefit from Expo in 2020, or what are the actual expectations?
The expected number of visitors, no matter if they will take part in the events, or just travel and visit Dubai, can answer our question in some way. Although Dubai is as considered one of the most developed places in the world, in every respect, still need to pay particular attention to certain things, for example to complete provision of all necessary facilities for visitors including accommodation and comfort, quality service, and provided transport to the necessary places. In this area, hotels and housing agencies will experience a boom. Dubai has already answered the events that follow in 2020. The great responsibility which is demonstrated by the acceptance of the proposal to host, has already told us how Dubai will be paid for selflessly investing in the whole event, which will result with amazing benefits. The rough estimate of the costs is rounded to 9 billion to implement the plans entirely. Some of the invests: the extension of the Dubai metro red line and the development of the infrastructure- which plans and sums are already done- the costs of reconstructing are around 8 billion dollars. As the organizers said, their estimation is around 17.5 million people in six months, which means around 300,000 people from 200 countries will visit Dubai every day. A report that was made previously, that Dubai will get great benefits in the following industries: hospitality and retail-not only having a huge turnover, but employing a good number of persons in the mentioned sector. A research on this theme, has shown that there will be around 300,000 job places opened for the aims of the EXPO in 2020, especially in the travel, the sector of tourism and the sector of hospitality and retail. The job seekers will have a good chance to get a well-paid job in a period of 3 years-time that is needed for the full preparation. It is also predicted that there will be a great need of civil engineers and architects to plan the infrastructure we have mentioned before. Also, more women will be included in the workplaces.
The expo itself is a benefit for Dubai, because it will increase the level of economic and the business situation, especially the business sector and the sector of tourism. The EXPO will provide Dubai an important place in the world scene. Once again, Dubai will be presented to the world in one different positive light.