Dubai was selected to host the 2013 swimming world championships on Saturday. The United Arab Emirates city beat Moscow and Hamburg, Germany.
The announcement was made by FINA president Mustapha Larfaoui on the second day of the current worlds in Rome. Larfaoui said it was still to be determined which period of the year the Dubai championships will be held. They are expected to be held indoors.
Shanghai will host the next worlds in 2011.