Major new construction projects and other impacts of the six-months extravaganza would create some 50,000 jobs yearly over the same period, he told a press conference.
The city-state of Dubai, one of the UAE's seven sheikhdoms, has long become a favourite tourist attraction, valued for its safety and known for its luxury resorts and opulent shopping malls, one of which boasts an indoor ski slope.
Dubai's government has already spent over USD40 billion on major infrastructure projects related to Expo including a USD2.9 billion new Metro line and an USD8 billion expansion of Al Maktoum International Airport, next to the Expo site.
Al Maktoum Airport, when complete, will have the capacity to handle 160 million travellers per year.
The 4.4 square kilometre Expo site south of Dubai is due to be redeveloped into a full-fledged city after the Expo, the so-called District 2020, home to a mega exhibition centre and scores of companies, organisers said.
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