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Saudi Arabia Triumphs in Bid to Host World Expo 2030

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Shivani Chauhan
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Saudi Arabia Triumphs in Bid to Host World Expo 2030

In a significant announcement that underscored its international stature, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has won the bid to host the World Expo 2030 in Riyadh. This victory was greeted with congratulations from its neighboring Kingdom of Bahrain, reflecting the deep-rooted historical relations between the two nations.

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Riyadh's Decisive Victory

Riyadh emerged victorious with an overwhelming majority of 119 out of 165 votes cast by the member states of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE). The Saudi capital's triumph over the other contenders, Italy's Rome and South Korea's Busan, not only signifies its capability to host large-scale international events but also displays its ambitious vision for the future.

World Expo 2030: A Pioneering Step Towards a Sustainable Future

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The hosting of the World Expo 2030 is a testament to Saudi Arabia's commitment towards sustainable cities and communities. The Expo is expected to attract over 40 million visitors, and Riyadh plans to invest a staggering $7.8 billion for the event. The Expo site, located near King Salman International Airport, will encompass 226 spherical-shaped pavilions, offering an immersive global experience, and a blend of cultures.

Global Recognition and Economic Growth

Hosting the World Expo is a significant milestone that brings with it global recognition and potential economic growth. The event has a history of introducing groundbreaking inventions and showcasing technological innovations and cultural achievements. As the host city, Riyadh has the opportunity to catalyze economic growth and garner global recognition.

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Al-Ayyam: Bahrain's Pioneering Media Organization

The Bahraini media institution, Al-Ayyam, has been at the forefront of the coverage of this monumental event. Established in 1989, Al-Ayyam is a pioneering example in the Arab world of a media organization that is owned and operated by its staff. This coverage further emphasizes the deep-rooted relationship between the two Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The announcement of Saudi Arabia's victory came on the heels of the International Day of the Child, commemorated on November 20th. This observance raises global awareness of children's rights and issues, underscoring the importance of advocating for children's rights on significant international occasions.

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