EXPO 2020 DUBAI will be a celebration of the UAE Vision 2021 by supporting the growth of tourism, stimulating the development of innovative businesses in the UAE and enhancing the country's international reputation as a location to do business. Dubai and the Silk Road Strategy ; The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is sometimes considered a purely Chinese project. However, the BRI is open to the World, with some countries making smart choices in connecting the BRI with their own connectivity plan, this is the case of Dubai and its Silk Road Strategy.
Dubai has been transforming itself for a few decades now and has become a major international hub in first class logistics and a financial centre that serves the Gulf and the World. Co-operation between China and the UAE has grown larger and is not limited to oil and gas. Dubai and the Emirates have become a Chinese friendly destination for visitors, as Chinese citizens do not require a visa to enter the UAE. Dubai and its companies such as DP World are deeply involved in the realisation of the BRI.
In March 2019, Sheikh Hamdan, the Crown Prince of Dubai gave his approval to Dubai's Silk Road Strategy. This plan focuses mainly on logistics by developing air and sea freight and enhancing co-modality. According to this strategy, 33 projects will be conducted to increase the diversification of Dubai’s economy. Free zones will of course be part of this strategy. Dubai’s authorities have understood the opportunities that the Belt and Road Initiative can bring to their city and are keen to link their own development strategy with China’s global connectivity plan. This strategy may be a model for other cities and countries.
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