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Riyadh to Host Expo 2030: Celebrating a Global Triumph

The Bureau International des Expositions has named Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital, as the winner after a vote by 182 members.

Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, emerged victorious in the bid to host the esteemed Expo 2030, as announced by the Bureau International des Expositions following the vote results from 182 members. 

This triumph positions Riyadh as the chosen destination for the five-yearly global event that garners massive visitor footfall and significant investment.

Congratulatory Messages and International Acknowledgment:

High-profile figures, including the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Vice-President and PM of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, extended heartfelt congratulations to Saudi Arabia on securing the prestigious honor.

Saudi Arabia’s Global Recognition and Regional Impact:

The win for Riyadh Expo 2030 is a testament to Saudi Arabia’s trajectory towards growth and prosperity. 

Leaders across the region, including Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, anticipate Riyadh’s ability to dazzle the world through this momentous event, recognizing it as a significant triumph not just for Saudi Arabia but for the entire Gulf region.

The bidding process witnessed fervent campaigns from Rome, Busan, and Riyadh, each city presenting unique visions and ambitious plans to secure the hosting rights. 

Rome, supported by actor Russell Crowe, highlighted readiness and grand plans for sustainability. At the same time, Busan leveraged cultural icons like Psy and K-pop sensation BTS to showcase its high-tech capabilities.

Riyadh’s Strategic Campaign and International Support:

Riyadh’s successful bid was backed by a strategic marketing campaign, including a dedicated “Riyadh 2030” exhibit near the Eiffel Tower and robust advertising in Paris. 

Notably, the bid received support from French President Emmanuel Macron, signaling recognition of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to diversify its economy and improve its global status.

Legacy and Significance of World Expos:

With its history from 1851, the World Expo stands as a platform to showcase technological innovations and cultural accomplishments. 

These events have heralded groundbreaking inventions and catalyzed economic growth for host cities, symbolizing celebrations of human creativity and achievement.

As attention turns to Paris for the next Expo vote, the significance of this win for Riyadh resonates globally. 

Riyadh Expo 2030 aims to continue the legacy of Expos by fostering economic growth and international collaboration and showcasing Saudi Arabia’s strides in innovation and development.

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