Hotelier MiddleEast: Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing director general H.E. Helal Almarri has said the city’s development plans are not specifically for Expo 2020 alone.
Speaking at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference on May 4, 2014, Almarri said: “We are not looking to build hotels specifically for the Expo, we are not building other projects for just the Expo specifically. This is an event in the Dubai calendar, and it is an event that is very large and has the
whole world looking at us. But this is also something that is part of our strategy and something that is going to take place from October 2020 to April 2021 and this will take us into the golden jubilee of the UAE.”