One of the most popular race meets in the world – Dubai World Cup – wrapped up in Dubai with Arrogate winning the big prize of the night – $10 million Dubai World Cup.

With $30 million generously spread across the nine races on the night, the Dubai World Cup at Meydan proved once again why it is one of the most exciting race meets in the world.

Although the weather was not playing ball, avid racegoers from around the world dressed to the nines, in dapper suits, dresses, hats, heels and what have you, and made the trip to Meydan.

His Highness  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has a special place in his heart for horses. What he conceived 22 years ago as Crown Prince has now taken the horse racing world by storm.

Dubai world Cup

Created through the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai World Cup provides a truly global stage upon which the best horses in the world come to compete every year.

The biggest sporting and social occasion on the Dubai calendar, the US$30m race day is held at Meydan Racecourse on the last Saturday in March.

It is the conclusion of the UAE racing season, featuring nine high-class races including six Group 1 and three Group 2 contests. Racing is brought to a close by the the US$10m Dubai World Cup, won in 2016 by California Chrome.

Festivities on Dubai World Cup day end with the spectacular Dubai World Cup show and live music concert. In 2016 international recording artist, Janet Jackson performed a leg of her Unbreakable world tour at the Dubai World Cup.

Guests on Dubai World Cup day can choose from a variety of hospitality options to suit every budget.

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