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Dubai World Cup March 25, 2017

The world’s richest horse race returns to Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 25, with a US$10 million purse on offer for the fastest thoroughbred.

The event marks one of the glitziest dates on Dubai’s social calendar, and will feature a US$30 million prize pot across nine races plus a closing concert by Janet Jackson. Guests can watch all the action from a selection of vantage points, and there are plenty of options for corporate bookings.

The Dubai Millennium on Level 1 of the Meydan Grandstand has its own private entrance and comprises two sections – a lower-level outdoor seating area and an upper-level balcony for group get-togethers. Meanwhile, the private Turf Suite on Level 4 of the Meydan Grandstand provides a wonderful view of the finish line. Catering for 300 to 500 people, it is perfect for corporate product launches, gala dinners, networking events and parties.

The three-level Sky Bubble beneath the Meydan Grandstand roof steals the show with its 360-degree views, lounge and rooftop terrace that can host corporate gatherings all year round. dubairacingclub.com


Eat

Polo Bar, Desert Palm per Aquum Dubai

If you’re in the mood for delectable food and drink in a picturesque outdoor setting, try this outdoor terrace venue.

Overlooking the hotel’s main polo field, the Polo Bar blends the luxurious and the casual, with an assortment of premium beverages on ice plus a menu which includes light bites and Arabic mezze.

Contact: +971 (04) 3238888


Stay

The Meydan Hotel

After a long day at the races, where better to rest your head than this luxury five-star property located a stone’s throw away from the action?

The 284-room Meydan Hotel offers plentiful food and beverage possibilities – from the Qube Sports Bar to Prime Steakhouse – plus an array of options for meetings and events.

meydanhotels.com/meydan 


Play

Bicycle polo

If you’d like to experience the thrill of polo as a team-building exercise but don’t know how to handle a horse, try the two-wheeled version instead at Dubai Polo Academy.

Participants are divided into groups and taught how to handle a mallet on a bicycle, before an exciting knockout tournament.

dubaipoloacademy.com