Equestrians and horse racing enthusiasts around the world are jetting into Dubai for the 21st Dubai World Cup, which celebrates the primeval Arabian love affair with horses. This is the world’s richest horse race staged over a period of 11 weeks at the Meydan Racecourse with a purse of US $30 million. There is still time for you to book yourself on a private charter jet from Exclusive Charter Service and join the elite ambience and fun atmosphere.
Racing began on January 7 and will conclude on March 26 with the much awaited Dubai World Cup. The final race day features nine high-class. The event is brought to a spectacular close by the world’s richest horse race, the $10m Dubai World Cup.
The Dubai World Cup is one of the premier sporting and social events in the UAE. It is held at the Meydan Racecourse. Meydan provides a splendid array of first-class hospitality offerings within its state-of-the-art structure. Spanning 1.5 kilometers, the spectacular facility is situated under a crescent-shaped roof, encased with solar panels, with seating for 60,000 spectators and covered parking for 8,600 cars. The racecourse provides a 1,750m Dirt track and a 2,400m Turf track.
In addition to all the fast racing, the region’s most anticipated fashion event is also held at the Dubai World Cup. The Jaguar Style Stakes is a must attend for any self-respecting fashionista and is held at the Jaguar Style Stakes Arena in Apron Views. It celebrates the most stylish and creative men and women with the star prize being a Jaguar F-type! There are also prizes for the Best Hat and Most Creative Hat.
Festivities on the Dubai World Cup Day end with the magnificent Dubai World Cup show and concert. A top artist celebrates the races and brings the Dubai World Cup to a fantastic close. Last year it was Kylie Minogue and this year it’s none other than Janet Jackson who will be bringing her Unbreakable World Tour to the Dubai Cup on March 26th. Her performance alone is worth chartering your own private jet from Exclusive Charter Service and watching live.
Tickets to the Dubai World Cup are highly coveted and available online. While the general admission tickets cost AED 25 (approximately US $8), First Class Lounge tickets go for AED 3,750 (approximately US $1,000). Better hurry, because even more premium is selling out.
Other options to enjoy the race include the Sky Bubble located under the iconic crescent roof of the Meydan Grandstand with stunning 360 degree views of the Racecourse and Dubai including the Burj Khalifa; The Gallery, which is situated at the finish line and undoubtedly offers a close up view of the most exciting moment in the race; and The Apron Views, which lies between the track and the Meydan Grandstand, will be catering to everyone’s fizzy favorites and hosts the Jaguar Style Stakes. The concert stage is also located in Apron Views, and all Apron Views patrons can watch the post-race concert.
Visitors can also be part of the horse racing action at the Breakfast with the Stars event which takes place on the Thursday before the Dubai World Cup. This is an opportunity to see the contenders during their morning track work whilst enjoying the al fresco style breakfast.
Whatever you choose, you can rest assured that the Dubai World Cup is a unique experience. The excitement is palpable as thundering hooves compete for the cup. The roar of cheers from the stands is no less than the roar of the private jets that you can charter from Exclusive Charter Service to get to Dubai. If you’ve been to Kentucky or Ascot and thought that was an experience of a lifetime, it’s time to experience some Arabic hospitality at the Dubai World Cup.
Update: Tryster, ridden by William Buick scooted to victory in the Group 1 Jebel Hatta and is a top contender for the Dubai World Cup. Special Fighter under Fernando Jara won the Al Maktoum Challenge. The race is on!