NewsFlash - DUBAI WORLD CUP

NewsFlash
DUBAI WORLD CUP

Get the hatbox down from the top of the wardrobe and dry clean your best designer togs – the world’s richest horse race is upon us again. Held in one of the world’s most talked-about cities and attracting the cream of Dubai society as well as a fair few international glitterati, the Gulf’s leading equestrian event is as much about being seen as it is a tribute to the beauty of Arabian horses. The culmination of Dubai’s World Cup carnival, the main event at Meydan Racecourse, will see USD 30million of prizes presented to the winners of the day’s nine races, which include eight thoroughbred contests and one for purebred Arabians. The after-race concert typically draws some of the biggest names in pop – the past few years have seen SIA, Janet Jackson, Kylie and Jennifer Lopez take to the stage – and the day concludes with a spectacular fireworks extravaganza.