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Dubai Customs staff take part in Expo 2020 workshop

Around 70 Dubai Customs staff attended the workshop

Gulf News

Dubai: As part of the UAE’s ongoing campaign to generate public-sector support for the country’s bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, Dubai Customs staff participated this week in an interactive workshop organised by the Expo 2020 bid team.

Around 70 Dubai Customs staff attended the workshop, which follows similar Expo 2020 briefing sessions for Government entities in recent weeks, including the Dubai Land Department, Dubai Police and the Roads & Transport Authority.

Dubai, UAE, is competing against four other candidate cities bidding to host the 2020 World Expo, including Ayutthaya (Thailand); Ekaterinburg (Russia); Izmir (Turkey); and Sao Paulo (Brazil).

The winning city will be announced in November 2013 following a vote by the 161 member nations of the Bureau International des Expositions, the international organisation responsible for overseeing the bidding, selection and organisation of World Expos.