The Dubai World Cup

The Dubai World Cup is now firmly established as a premier event in the worldwide racing calendar and, with its top quality field of participants from across the globe, it is a day of truly international racing.

In 2013, the US$10 million Dubai World Cup was won by the favourite, the American horse Animal Kingdom, with the Ed Dunlop trained Red Cadeaux in second and, for the second consecutive year, Planteur in third.

The US$5 million Dubai Sheema Classic was won by St Nicholas Abbey, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by his son Joseph O’Brien. The US $1million Dubai Gold Cup went to the Godolphin stable with their horse, Cavalryman.

Price

Le Royal Meridien - 6 Nights £2,650.00 Per Person

Itinerary

Tuesday 24 March
Depart: London Heathrow, Flight EK 002 13.35 hrs

Wednesday 25 March
Arrive: Dubai 00.35 hrs
On arrival, you will be met and transferred by air conditioned luxury coach to your hotel.

Thursday 26 March
Optional morning excursion for Breakfast with the Stars.

Friday 27 March
Day at leisure to relax & enjoy the surroundings, sightsee or shop in Dubai.

Saturday 28 March
Morning at leisure until early afternoon departure for racing at Meydan Racecourse for the Dubai World Cup.

Sunday 29 March
Day at leisure.

Monday 30 March
Depart hotel for the airport and your return flight
Depart: Dubai, Flight EK 003 14.15 hrs
Arrive: London Heathrow 18.40 hrs
Alternative departure points subject to availability at the time of booking.

Manchester Flight Details
Tuesday 24 March
Depart: Manchester, EK 18 13.20 hrs
Arrive: Dubai (25/3) 00.30 hrs

Monday 30 March
Depart: Dubai, EK 19 14.35 hrs
Arrive: Manchester 18.25 hrs

Birmingham Flight Details
Tuesday 24 March
Depart: Birmingham, EK 40 13.25 hrs
Arrive: Dubai (25/3) 00.30 hrs

Monday 30 March
Depart: Dubai, EK 37 15.05 hrs
Arrive: Birmingham 19.35 hrs

Accommodation

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa


Situated along the white sands of the famous Jumeirah strip, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa is one of Dubai's premier resorts. The hotel boasts 12 restaurants and bars and is located just three minutes from the Emirates Golf Club.

We have secured both Deluxe rooms & Tower rooms at this property. The Deluxe rooms are on a run of the house basis and are a mixture of sea view and land view rooms whilst the Tower rooms come with a guaranteed sea-view and have a 24 hour Butler on call.

Single room supplement, per night: £185.00
Club Tower Room Supplement, per night: £78.00

Tour Highlights

• A chance to take in “Breakfast with the Stars”.
• Experience the race of Champions - The Dubai World Cup.
• Plenty of time to relax in the sunshine or shop in the souks!

Additional Info

FLIGHTS
Business Class supplements are subject to availability.
Supplements from:
London Heathrow: £2,950.00 p.p.
Birmingham: £2,560.00 p.p.
Manchester: £2,935.00 p.p.
We are using the services of Emirates Airlines for all of our departures.

HOTELS IN DUBAI
Horse Racing Abroad has used the Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa as its principal hotel for many years It is where we hold our pre-race cocktail party and where our clients enjoy their time together as a racing group. However, we are aware that some of our clients have a preferred hotel in Dubai, or just fancy a change. Through our parent company, ITC (International Travel Connections), we can arrange accommodation in a variety of alternative hotels on your behalf. We would suggest the following: One&Only Royal Mirage, The Westin or The Ritz-Carlton. For those clients who would prefer to stay in a hotel other than the Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, please contact our reservations department for an individual quotation.

TAILORMADE TOUR EXTENSIONS
If you would like to extend your stay in Dubai, or travel to another destination, please do not hesitate to contact us for a quotation

TOUR ADDITIONS
(price to be confirmed at a later date)
“Breakfast With the Stars” on the Thursday before the World Cup. An entertaining morning combining an opportunity to watch the early morning work out accompanied by informal interviews with racing celebrities from across the globe whilst enjoying a buffet breakfast.

PREMIUM SEATING
Our tour price includes entrance and reserved seating in the Premium Seating area that is situated opposite the finish line and offers one of the best views of the track from the comfort of your own outdoor seat. Food and beverages are readily available from the inside area behind the seats and can be enjoyed inside, with the comfort of air conditioning, as well as from your reserved seat. Included with the Premium Seating seat are house wines, beers and soft drinks, afternoon tea and gourmet dinner snacks.

THE TIERED RESTAURANT
This glass fronted restaurant is situated on Levels 2 and 3 of the Grandstand with excellent views over the Meydan Racecourse. On arrival, afternoon tea will be served at your own table, followed by a five course set menu that is inclusive of soft drinks and standard house beverages.
Supplement: £400.00 per person

Price Includes

• Return scheduled flights by Emirates Airlines
• 6 nights bed & breakfast accommodation based on twin/double occupancy at Le Royal Meridien
• Escorted transfers throughout by air-conditioned coaches
• Seats in The Premium Seating area opposite the finish line
• Assistance of our representatives throughout
• Airport Passenger Duty & Taxes

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