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UAE 2020: Building a Prosperous Tomorrow


As one of the region's and the world’s – most innovative economies, the United Arab Emirates is striving to create a better tomorrow not just for its own people, but for all humankind.

solutions designed to combat climate change, to solving future agricultural challenges and investing in technologies that will ultimately improve the health and well-being of communities around the world, the UAE is creating an economic platform that is unheralded in its scope and ambition.

These efforts are attracting the interest of investors and stakeholders from across the globe who share our country’s vision for the future and who want to contribute to its future achievements.

From humble beginnings, the UAE now ranks among the world’s most important hubs for trade, commerce and investment. It is a vital international gateway for global firms looking to do business in a dynamic regional market that is home to a growing population of more than 300 million people.

The UAE stands at the crossroads of East and West, making it an important cog in the wheels of the global economy and an increasingly influential voice on the world stage.

The UAE’s growing global profile will be further enhanced when it hosts the region’s first-ever World Expo next year.

Staged under the theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 Dubai will showcase innovative, cutting-edge solutions designed to meet major global challenges.

Over the course of 173 days from October 2020 to April 2021, Expo 2020 will welcome an estimated 25 million visitors – more than 70% of whom will travel from overseas. Expo 2020 will provide an unprecedented opportunity to showcase the UAE as one of the world’s most exciting destinations and a global hub for innovation, sustainable economic development, technological know-how, investment and entrepreneurship.

As UAE ambassador, I am immensely proud of my country’s achievements to date and truly honoured to share our collective vision for the future with our friends, colleagues and partners here in the United Kingdom.

The UK is a vital partner for the UAE and a major source of bilateral trade and investment. I am confident our shared goals and values will only serve to deepen the historic ties between our two great nations and lead to even greater shared success in the future.

HE Mansoor Abulhoul Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United Kingdom