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A growing city: Journey continues as around 3,000 employees from local and global organisations move to Expo City Dubai

22 May, 2023

Leading local and international businesses, organisations and educational institutions, with a total of around 3,000 employees, will have established offices at Expo City Dubai by September, eager to make their home in the innovative business community that fosters creativity, connection and growth.


Anchor tenants and new businesses setting up their operations include DP World, Emirates Airline, Siemens Energy, Siemens Industrial, Terminus Group, Engie and Gratiya Consultancy, while former country pavilions from Expo 2020 Dubai will find new purpose, with the University of Wollongong Data Science, Discovery and Innovation Centre in the Australia Pavilion, FinGulf LLC in the Finland Pavilion and the China Pavilion continuing to support China-UAE relations and business development.


As an innovation ecosystem, Expo City Dubai provides a springboard for businesses to scale and grow, offering an enabling Free Zone environment and digital platforms to promote connections, encourage knowledge-sharing and facilitate funding. It supports cross-sector collaboration across areas such as creativity, education, innovation and mobility, with a shared commitment to sustainability permeating the entire community, reinforcing its position as a hub in the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.


Manal AlBayat, Chief Engagement Officer, Expo City Dubai, said: “Organisations of all sizes, across a myriad of sectors and from all around the world are crucial to Expo City’s legacy plans and take forward Expo 2020 Dubai’s purpose to connect minds and create the future. We’re honoured to welcome such a diverse group of partners, and strive to connect and inspire these businesses, enabling them to thrive, and supporting their growth aspirations.”


Working together, Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs and SMEs, as well as government, academia and research institutions will drive the growth of Expo City and enhance Dubai’s position as a global centre of trade, supporting the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33) and the UAE’s wider development and diversification ambitions.


Expo City Dubai is easily accessible by metro and businesses will have access to its educational and cultural attractions, wellness facilities, entertainment and leisure options, as well as retail and dining options – all within a 15-minute walking or cycling distance.


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