In pictures: Dubai's RTA hold a press conference on the Route 2020 metro expansion project

Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair
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Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) chairman, Mattar al-Tayer (L), and head of French industrial giant Alstom, Henri Poupart-Lafarge (C), hold a press conference on the Route 2020 metro expansion project on June 29, 2016, in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair. The consortium, led by France's Alstom Conglomerate and also including Spain's Acciona and Turkey's Gulermak, will construct a 15 kilometre (nine mile) extension to the site of the fair, a statement said. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) chairman, Mattar al-Tayer (L), and head of French industrial giant Alstom, Henri Poupart-Lafarge (C), hold a press conference on the Route 2020 metro expansion project on June 29, 2016, in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair. The consortium, led by France's Alstom Conglomerate and also including Spain's Acciona and Turkey's Gulermak, will construct a 15 kilometre (nine mile) extension to the site of the fair, a statement said. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) chairman, Mattar al-Tayer (L), and head of French industrial giant Alstom, Henri Poupart-Lafarge (C), hold a press conference on the Route 2020 metro expansion project on June 29, 2016, in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair. The consortium, led by France's Alstom Conglomerate and also including Spain's Acciona and Turkey's Gulermak, will construct a 15 kilometre (nine mile) extension to the site of the fair, a statement said. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) chairman, Mattar al-Tayer (4th from L), and head of French industrial giant Alstom, Henri Poupart-Lafarge (3rd from R), hold a press conference on the Route 2020 metro expansion project on June 29, 2016, in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair. The consortium, led by France's Alstom Conglomerate and also including Spain's Acciona and Turkey's Gulermak, will construct a 15 kilometre (nine mile) extension to the site of the fair, a statement said. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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People watch a presentation of the Route 2020 metro expansion project during a press conference on June 29, 2016, in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair. The consortium, led by France's Alstom Conglomerate and also including Spain's Acciona and Turkey's Gulermak, will construct a 15 kilometre (nine mile) extension to the site of the fair, a statement said. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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People watch a presentation of the Route 2020 metro expansion project during a press conference on June 29, 2016, in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair. The consortium, led by France's Alstom Conglomerate and also including Spain's Acciona and Turkey's Gulermak, will construct a 15 kilometre (nine mile) extension to the site of the fair, a statement said. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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People watch a presentation of the Route 2020 metro expansion project during a press conference on June 29, 2016, in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair. The consortium, led by France's Alstom Conglomerate and also including Spain's Acciona and Turkey's Gulermak, will construct a 15 kilometre (nine mile) extension to the site of the fair, a statement said. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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People watch a presentation of the Route 2020 metro expansion project during a press conference on June 29, 2016, in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair. The consortium, led by France's Alstom Conglomerate and also including Spain's Acciona and Turkey's Gulermak, will construct a 15 kilometre (nine mile) extension to the site of the fair, a statement said. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) chairman, Mattar al-Tayer, holds a press conference on the Route 2020 metro expansion project on June 29, 2016, in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair. The consortium, led by France's Alstom Conglomerate and also including Spain's Acciona and Turkey's Gulermak, will construct a 15 kilometre (nine mile) extension to the site of the fair, a statement said. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) chairman, Mattar al-Tayer, holds a press conference on the Route 2020 metro expansion project on June 29, 2016, in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair. The consortium, led by France's Alstom Conglomerate and also including Spain's Acciona and Turkey's Gulermak, will construct a 15 kilometre (nine mile) extension to the site of the fair, a statement said. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) chairman, Mattar al-Tayer, holds a press conference on the Route 2020 metro expansion project on June 29, 2016, in the emirate of Dubai. Dubai's transport authority announced it had awarded a French-led consortium a $2.88 billion contract to extend its metro network to the site of the Expo 2020 world trade fair. The consortium, led by France's Alstom Conglomerate and also including Spain's Acciona and Turkey's Gulermak, will construct a 15 kilometre (nine mile) extension to the site of the fair, a statement said. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)