We though we would give you a taste of what it would have been like to experience the Dubai World Cup VIP style. The event took place yesterday with tickets ranging from Dh350 to Dh5,150 per person.
The Dubai World Cup (Arabic:كأس دبي العالمي) is a Thoroughbred horse race held annually since 1996 operated through the Emirates Racing Authority (ERA).
Annually held on the last Saturday in March, the Dubai World Cup is part of the Dubai World Cup Night of races, and has carried a purse of USD ten million since 2010, making it the world’s richest horse race.
Accomodation: Burj Al Arab
When it comes to places to stay, few can top the opulence of a duplex royal suite at the Burj Al Arab. Not only does it have a dedicated butler on call 24/7, but boasts two bedrooms, a majlis, alibrary, two bars, an office and a dining room that seats 12. There’s plenty of time to relax in the 8,396 sqare-foot-suite and while away the hours on the 24-carat-gold iPads provided.
Food: Inside a top box
First-class tickets on race day translate to lobster, caviar and free-flowing premium beverages. Seated on the sweeping terrace of the grandstand with panoramic views of the track and parade ring, guests at Meydan enjoyed a lavish afternoon tea at 4pm, canapés at 6pm, followed by dinner at 7pm. One of the menu items was Escabeche (pictured), an opulent and refreshing starter with seafood in a classic Mediterranean marinade.
Hop in a heli from Dubai’s Festival City and reach Nad Al Sheba in 40 minutes. The private charter chopper, which can carry five people, costs Dh17,000. Alternatively, you can roar up to the races in a Lamborghini LP 570 Super Trofeo Stradale 1, of which there are reportedly only 150 in the world, or be chauffeured in a Mercedes CLS limousine and fit eight of your nearest and dearest in the back.
Information taken from The National.