The most glamorous day in the horse-racing calendar, the Dubai World Cup, takes place on Saturday, March 25 at Meydan Racecourse. Whether you want to watch the races, soak up the atmosphere or simply enjoy the venue’s entertainment which includes a live performance by Sia, a few tickets remain available. Flick through our slideshow of the last-minute deals for the big day which range in price from Dh25 to Dh350 per person. Guest are reminded that the dress code is smart attire and those wearing jeans, t-shirts, trainers, shorts or flip-flops will not be admitted. For more information go to http://www.dubaiworldcup.com or call 043272110.
Breakfast with the Stars
For a preview of events happening on Dubai World Cup day, horse-racing enthusiasts are invited to attend Breakfast with the Stars at the Meydan Grandstand on Thursday March 23.
The meeting is a chance for members of the public to rub shoulders with this year’s Dubai World Cup racing heroes and enjoy an morning packed with live entertainment, racing commentary, a raffle draw lavish breakfast buffet. Morning track work will take place from 6am until 9am and food and beverages will be served from 7am until 9.30am. Throughout the event, interviews with trainers, owners and jockeys will be staged. Tickets range from Dh75 to Dh175 per person.
General Admission will be charged at Dh25 per person for the public areas of the racecourse on Dubai World Cup day. Children under 12-years of age are admitted free. All General Admission tickets will be pre-sold during Dubai World Cup Carnival race nights and further details are available at www.dubaiworldcup.com. No General Admission tickets will be available on Dubai World Cup Day and admission to the venue starts from 12pm. Tickets purchased will grant visitors access to a limited section within the Meydan Grandstand. There are also seats with views of the racecourse available. All food and drinks on the premises must be bought from one of the outlets within the Meydan Grandstand.
Situated between the track and the Meydan Grandstand, the expansive Apron area is home to the Bubble Lounge and Barasti. The stage of the post-race concert is also within Apron Views. Another attraction held within the venue is the 2017 Style Stakes which includes the categories of Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Man, Best Dressed Couple, Best Hat, Most Creative Hat and Most Elegant Lady.
A variety of food and beverages will be available for purchase for cash only at the Rails Food Court, situated inside the Meydan Grandstand on the Ground Floor. Tickets cost Dh350 per person.