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Dubai considering 2020 Olympics, World Expo bid

Dubai considering 2020 Olympics, World Expo bid

The official news agency of the United Arab Emirates says that Dubai is considering whether to make a bid for the 2020 Olympic Games and also World Expo that year.
The state-run WAM agency says the ruler of the glitzy city-state in the Persian Gulf issued a decree to set up a committee that would be "tasked with exploring the potential" for hosting the two world mega events 11 years from now.
Dubai has been Mideast's fastest developing metropolis in a past decade of debt-fueled growth.
The ambitious emirate is known for building the world's tallest tower and a string of artificial islands. But it has been hammered by the global economic crisis and has been struggling since 2009 to pull itself out of debt.


Updated : 2021-01-18 18:17 GMT+08:00