Sorry to burst Dubai's bubble, but here’s why Izmir deserves Expo 2020
We recognize all the great strides and unmatched accomplishments that Dubai has made, but being the party-poopers that we are at Al-Bawaba, we think there is another city out there that deserves to walk away with the bid. Continue reading below »
The high-profile supporters of Dubai’s bid have been endless -- from David Cameron to Bill Gates to...yes, no one other than Lindsay Lohan. But let's not succumb to mainstream media, and let us dare to go with the underdog. And as much as we are mad about Dubai, and would be delighted to see an Arab city win, we should still recognize the potential of other regional rivals to host the Expo 2020.
And whether it wins or not, Dubai will still be the great city that everyone covets a trip to or a property in. But we think that Izmir's bid is in need of a bigger boost. Call us jealous haters or Debbie downers, but here’s why we think Dubai shouldn’t win and Turkey's Izmir should stand a fighting chance!