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 2014, Saeed bin Suroor sent out his sixth winner of the $10m Dubai World Cup when African Story beat Mukhadram and Cat O'Mountain. Japan took the Duty Free with Just A Way, and the Sheema Classic with the Ryan Moore-ridden Gentildonna, while the Michael Halford-trained Certerach gave Ireland a 33-1 winner in the Dubai Gold Cup.

The highlight of the evening for British visitors was the stylish victory of Toast Of New York in the $2m UAE Derby. This handsome colt, owned by Michael Buckley, trained by Jamie Osborne and ridden by Jamie Spencer; drew clear to win by two-and-a-half lengths, at a starting price of 11-1, from Asmar in second and Emirates Flyer finishing in third place.


Le Royal Meridien - 6 Nights £2,500.00 Per Person


Tuesday 22 March
Depart: London Heathrow, Flight EK 002 13.35 hrs

Wednesday 23 March
Arrive: Dubai 00.35 hrs
On arrival, you will be met and transferred by air conditioned luxury coach to your hotel.

Thursday 24 March
Optional morning excursion for Breakfast with the Stars.

Friday 25 March
Day at leisure to relax & enjoy the surroundings, sightsee or shop in Dubai.

Saturday 26 March
Morning at leisure until early afternoon departure for racing at Meydan Racecourse for the Dubai World Cup.

Sunday 27 March
Day at leisure.

Monday 28 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 22 March
Depart: Manchester, EK 18 13.20 hrs
Arrive: Dubai (25/3) 00.30 hrs

Monday 28 March
Depart: Dubai, EK 19 14.35 hrs
Arrive: Manchester 18.25 hrs

Birmingham Flight Details
Tuesday 22 March
Depart: Birmingham, EK 40 13.25 hrs
Arrive: Dubai (25/3) 00.15 hrs

Monday 28 March
Depart: Dubai, EK 37 15.05 hrs
Arrive: Birmingham 19.35 hrs


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

Business Class supplements are subject to availability.
Supplements from:
London Heathrow: £On Request.
Birmingham: £On Request.
Manchester: £On Request.
We are using the services of Emirates Airlines for all of our departures.

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 Luxury Travel, 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.

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

(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.

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.

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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