On 27 November 2013, following a record vote by BIE members, Dubai was selected to host the World Expo in 2020 – becoming the first Arab nation, and the first country in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region, to do so. Dubai’s winning bid was the result of an inspiring collaboration between the UAE’s leadership and the event’s organizers to engineer an event that will have a sustainable and long-lasting impact for generations to come.
The theme of Expo 2020 Dubai – ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ – aims to cultivate new connections, collaborations and partnerships across sectors and geographies, with the event serving as a platform to inspire progressive change that will shape a better future for the planet and everyone living on it.
Emirates Post in collaboration with Expo 2020, has issued a set of commemorative stamps and a distinctive Souvenir Sheet in a new look. The joint initiative is aimed at supporting the progress and development of the UAE.
Under its main theme, the special commemorative stamp issue “Expo 2020” depicts the Expo 2020 logo and identifies the interconnected drivers of progress:
Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion, Alif – the Mobility Pavilion, and
Mission Possible – The Opportunity Pavilion as well as the crown jewel of the Expo site Al Wasl Plaza, and the UAE Pavilion.