The Kingdom won with 119 votes out of 165.
The Middle East has been making waves on the global stage. Not too long ago, the UAE hosted Expo 2020 Dubai, followed by the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. And now, the latest triumph for the region comes in the form of Saudi Arabia winning the bid to host the 2030 World Expo in Riyadh.
Beating out stiff competition from Italy and South Korea, Saudi Arabia emerged victorious with 119 out of 165 votes. The decision was met with cheers from the Saudi delegation and marks a significant moment for the country’s ambitions and global standing.
The Expo is gearing up to be a futuristic extravaganza. The plans include a public transit network and a round space featuring everything from public parks to e-game facilities, performance stages, and sports venues. A key focus is on accelerating innovations to preserve natural ecosystems, showcasing Saudi Arabia’s commitment to sustainability and progress.
This win for Riyadh is also a diplomatic triumph, aligning with the Kingdom’s ambitious Vision 2030 program, which aims to diversify the country’s economy. It aims to lure in 40 million visitors to Riyadh, turning the city into a global hotspot.
Now, the Expo 2030 win isn’t Saudi Arabia’s only victory this year. A few weeks ago, it was confirmed that they’re hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2034. This news came after Australia pulled out of the bid.
Saudi Arabia is on a mission to impress, leaving no stone unturned in its pursuit of global acclaim. As the curtains rise on this extraordinary journey towards Expo 2030 and FIFA World Cup 2034, Riyadh is set to redefine what it means to host world-class events, solidifying its place as a beacon of excitement and innovation on the international scene.
Prepare for a front-row seat to witness this capital’s grand spectacle unfold.
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