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Show and mirage

Expo Dubai: Cultures and Cities on Stage

Ignacio Nieto de la Cal 

When in 2013 the host city for Expo 2020 was announced, an exhilarating feeling of joy took over the emirate of Dubai. Already famous for its excess, the land of grandiloquent icons was finally getting a world-class event to confirm its place among the planet’s top’s metropolises. It would also be the first Universal Exposition to take place in the Middle East, and thus a landmark moment for the region as a whole. Now already a decade in the making, the pandemic has only postponed ‘the world’s greatest show,’ a perfect fit for a city that thrives in media exposure...[+]

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