It was on 27 March 1996 when 11 strong thoroughbreds stepped on the grounds that HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s dream came true. Dubai World Cup Horse Race is his brainchild – and rightly so, considering his love for horses and horse racing.
It was the American’ wonder horse Cigar that took the title in the first Dubai World Cup Horse Race and since then, new benchmarks are being set each year.
- Intense horse races in Meydan, catering to true fans of the great sport.
- The Meydan Grandstand, where the matches take place, have 2 restaurants that are busy serving delicacies to the visitors throughout the tournament. The Parade Ring Restaurant is situated on the ground floor and Tiered Restaurant is on the first floor.
- The Meydan Grandstand also has 72 luxurious hospitality suites where visitors can entertain guests amidst spectacular views, delectable food and racing excitement!
Tickets and Entry Requirements
Although children of 12 and less are admitted for free, but adults have to pay a fee of AED 25 per individual to get to the public areas of the racecourse. The tickets are pre-sold on the night of the race so getting them prior to the race that you want to attend is suggested. Moreover, visitors are not allowed inside the premises of the racecourse with their own food.
For ticket sales information and procedure visit this link.
The Dubai World Cup lasts for a few months.
The dates for the event are decided differently each year. They started from 10th November 2011 and ended on the 31st March 2012 the last time.
Contacting Dubai World Cup Horse Race
The administration can be contacted on the phone number given below and you can also e-mail them on the provided address.
Telephone: +971 4 327 0077
The event is held every year at the Meydan Racecourse and Granstand – Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
How to Get to Dubai World Cup Horse Race
There’s no metro near the racecourse ground. The nearest bus stop is Nad Al Shiba and it is at a walking distance of 3.8 kms, which can be covered on foot in 38 minutes. This is why the best option would be to hire a taxi so you can comfortably get to your destination.