The UAE’s Expo bid took sail within the Caribbean this week, as True North docked in Havana, Cuba. The 70-foot crusing boat, which set out final summer season, is at the moment circumnavigating the globe to lift consciousness for the UAE’s bid to host the 2020 World Expo in Dubai.

Having began its voyage in Europe, True North’s multinational crew connects with communities in every port, giving individuals of all ages an opportunity to share their very own experiences of how the Dubai Expo theme and subthemes resonate with them regionally and influence their every day lives.


Within the Bahamas, True North’s final cease earlier than reaching Cuba, the crew learnt concerning the Bahamas Nationwide Belief and the Authorities of The Bahamas multi-year undertaking aimed toward growing a sustainable land use plan for the Exumas, a district of the Bahamas, consisting of over 360 islands, which they hope could possibly be tailored for different islands in The Bahamas.

Commenting on True North’s journey to share the UAE’s Expo imaginative and prescient world wide, Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, the UAE’s Minister of State, in her capability as Managing Director of the Increased Committee for Internet hosting the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, stated: “Given the UAE’s proximity to the ocean, crusing performs a proud half in our heritage. We’re very happy that True North has arrived safely in Cuba, as we preserve observe of her journey throughout the globe to assist our nation’s bid to deliver the world collectively in 2020. True North’s voyage displays the UAE’s Expo bid theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” taking the Expo messages of unity and innovation to her ports-of-call throughout the globe.

Dubai, UAE, is competing towards 4 different candidate cities bidding to host the World Expo 2020. The winner can be introduced in November 2013 following a vote by the 163 member nations of the Bureau Worldwide des Expositions, the inter-governmental organisation accountable for choosing World Expo host cities.