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Expo 2020 team celebrates in Paris

High profile delegates representing Dubai have celebrated the Emirate’s victory in the bid to host the World Expo in 2020. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Sheika Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum were at the voting and announcement ceremony in Paris, where Dubai was announced as the host city for Expo 2020.

Expo 2020 team celebrates in Paris
UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (C), and Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (L), Minister for Foreign Trade United Arab Emirates, react after the election results at the presentation of the candidacies for the 2020 World Expo, at the OECD headquarters on November 27, 2013 in Paris, France. Dubai will host the 2020 World Expo, a 5 yearly event which showcases the best of cultural and technological displays from around the world. (Getty Images)
Expo 2020 team celebrates in Paris
Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi (L), Minister for Foreign Trade United Arab Emirates, reacts after the election results at the presentation of the candidacies for the 2020 World Expo, at the OECD headquarters on November 27, 2013 in Paris, France. Dubai will host the 2020 World Expo, a 5 yearly event which showcases the best of cultural and technological displays from around the world. (Getty Images)
Expo 2020 team celebrates in Paris
Guests react after the election results at the presentation of the candidacies for the 2020 World Expo, at the OECD headquarters on November 27, 2013 in Paris, France. Dubai will host the 2020 World Expo, a 5 yearly event which showcases the best of cultural and technological displays from around the world. (Getty Images)
Expo 2020 team celebrates in Paris
Reem Al Hashemi, UAE State Minister, speaks during the presentation of the candidacies for the 2020 World Expo, at the OECD headquarters on November 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Getty Images)
Expo 2020 team celebrates in Paris
UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (R), and Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum (C), chairman of the Dubai Economic Sector Committee, react after the election results at the presentation of the candidacies for the 2020 World Expo, at the OECD headquarters on November 27, 2013 in Paris, France. Dubai will host the 2020 World Expo, a 5 yearly event which showcases the best of cultural and technological displays from around the world. (Getty Images)
Expo 2020 team celebrates in Paris
The Marina district in Dubai is seen engulfed with fog in the early hours of the morning on November 25, 2013. The Emirati city is competing with Brazil's Sao Paulo, the Turkish city of Izmir and Ekaterinburg in Russia to host the Universal Exposition in 2020 according to the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE), which oversees the organisation of these large-scale events. Dubai could present a 'positive' image of tolerance in a region rocked by turmoil if it wins a bid to host the six months event, UAE Minister of State Reem Al Hashimy said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Expo 2020 team celebrates in Paris
The iconic Burj Al Arab hotel is seen on the coast of Dubai on November 25, 2013. The Emirati city is competing with Brazil's Sao Paulo, the Turkish city of Izmir and Ekaterinburg in Russia to host the Universal Exposition in 2020 according to the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE), which oversees the organisation of these large-scale events. Dubai could present a 'positive' image of tolerance in a region rocked by turmoil if it wins a bid to host the six months event, UAE Minister of State Reem al-Hashimy said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Expo 2020 team celebrates in Paris
UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (R) and Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Economic Sector Committee attend the presentation of the candidacies for the 2020 World Expo, at the OECD headquarters on November 27, 2013 in Paris, France. (Getty Images)