Say goodbye to vuvuzelas and chanting crowds: Dubai’s World Cup is of a completely different nature. Experience the world’s richest horse race, where top owners, trainers and jockeys from around the world battle it out on pristine tracks.
2015 sees the World Cup’s 20th anniversary, and celebrations are set to soar, with prestigious sponsors like Jaguar and Longines ready to gear up a level. Seasoned race-goers will recognise similar events throughout the Carnival, such as Best Dressed, and a strict dress code ensures that guests are as glamorous as their surroundings.
If you can’t make it in time for the World Cup week, the Meydan Racecourse is worth visiting. Find out what’s coming up on their cards, and book seats at one of the most luxurious racetracks in the world. You don’t have to be racing fan to enjoy the powerful horses, the passionate trainers, and the perfect surroundings.
As gambling is illegal in Dubai, people flock here for the sport, for the Cup’s reputation, and to say they’ve been to one of the most exclusive races in the world. No expenses have been spared in the track’s construction, and every facility – for the race-goers and the racers – has been created to the highest standards.
Watch with the roaring crowds in the 60,000 capacity Grandstand, or if you prefer something more luxurious, try the world’s first trackside 5-star hotel. Evening concerts and fireworks turn the World Cup into a mesmerising week of glamour, luxury and world class athletes.
With a total of $30 million up for grabs, the stakes are high, and the tensions higher.