Saudi Arabia bids to host future Expo 2030 in Riyadh

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By Zoe Patterson October 31, 2021
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced that Riyadh is bidding to host the World Expo 2030.

Love Expo 2020 Dubai? Wondering where the World Expo will be heading in the future? It could be going to Riyadh. KSA announced on October 29 that it is submitting its bid to the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), World Expo’s organizing body, to host Expo 2030.

Expo 2030 will take place from October 1, 2030, to April 1, 2031. The theme proposed by Saudi Arabia is “The era of change: Leading the planet to a foresighted tomorrow.” Additional details of the proposal will be submitted to the BIE in Paris this December.

Wondering who else is bidding? Moscow, Busan, Rome and Odesa are all looking to host the world fair.

In a letter to the BIE, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City, said: “We live in an era of change, and we face an unprecedented need for humanity’s collective action,” adding: “It is clear that the whole world, as a collective, needs to work together to foresee the future and address, with its brightest minds, the challenges and opportunities that emanate from this change.”