Join legendary jockeys - including Frankie Dettori and Jim Crowley - at the Meydan Racecourse for the glitziest horse race meeting on Earth

The Dubai World Cup is a must-see event in the horse-racing calendar. Held at night at the spectacular Meydan racecourse, it's one of the most dramatic and glamorous events in sport, which also boasts racing's highest prize-money purse.

On this exclusive seven-day trip, readers will join the world's greatest jockeys and thoroughbreds in Dubai and enjoy full hospitality, plus tickets to the after-race show and fireworks. As well as your gallery seats in the astonishing mile-long grandstand, you will have the chance to meet two great jockeys - Frankie Dettori and Jim Crowley at a drinks evening - while famous names from the racing world will also join you during a special Breakfast With The Stars event.

But this exciting holiday is not only about the racing. You will have time to relax by the pool and enjoy Dubai's many dazzling attractions, from incredible shopping malls to spotless beaches. What's more, you will enjoy a magical desert safari with dinner in a Bedouin camp amid the stunning sand dunes that lie beyond the city. Here you can choose to indulge in fantastic activities such as camel rides and a falconry display. You will also be entertained by belly-dancers and folk music as you sit back and relax under star-lit skies.

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Frankie Dettori
Jockey

Italian-born Frankie Dettori, above, is one of the greatest jockeys of all time. Among his many achievements, Dettori rode more than 100 winners in a season while still a teenager. Perhaps his crowning glory was riding all seven winners on a single day at Ascot in 1996. He has steered three horses to victory at the Dubai World Cup: Dubai Millennium (2000), Moon Ballad (2003) and Electrocutionist (2006), which are all from the Godolphin stable. He is also the most successful jockey in Prix De L'Arc history, having won the race five times.

“My home away from home, the Dubai World Cup is one of my favourite events of the year. I can’t wait to get back out there.”

Frankie Dettori
Jim Crowley
Jockey

One of Britain's best-known and most successful riders, Jim Crowley was crowned British flat racing Champion Jockey in 2016.

I love the Dubai World Cup - it's like no other race meeting in the world, with perfect weather and a great city to explore

Jim Crowley

Price includes

  • Return flights to Dubai on Emirates**.
  • Return airport transfers.
  • Five nights at the Millennium Place Dubai Marina** on a B&B basis.
  • Breakfast With The Stars event, including transfers.
  • Return transfers and gallery hospitality at the Dubai World Cup 2020, including a gallery seat, unlimited food and drink, and access to the evening fireworks display and concert.
  • Exclusive invitation to a drinks evening with Frankie Dettori, Jim Crowley, Pat Cosgrave and Rishi Persad (limited places: book now to secure your place).
  • Signed photo of Frankie Dettori.
  • Desert safari with dinner, drinks and transfers.
  • Services of on-site staff throughout the trip.

Availability

From
Tue, Tue, Mar 24, 2020
To
Mon, Mon, Mar 30, 2020
Duration
7 Days
Price per person
£1,495*
* Based on two people sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement: £300. Deposit: £200pp. Hotel upgrade supplement: £600pp Famous names attending the Breakfast With The Stars event may be subject to change. **Price based on flights from Stansted. Other departure airports plus an upgrade to the Royal Meridien Hotel on half board basis are available at a supplement – please call for prices. Our travel partner, Racing Breaks, is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected.
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Fly to Dubai
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Today you'll catch your overnight flight to Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, where the fantastic World Cup flat races takes place. Your flight will be direct to Dubai from Stansted on Emirates.

  2. Day
    2
    Explore Dubai
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Upon landing in Dubai, check in to the Millennium Place Marina and spend the day at leisure.

    This is your first chance to explore the surrounding area of Dubai and its audacious architecture, spectacular skylines, obsession with fashion and style, and flourishing contemporary art scene.

  3. Day
    3
    Breakfast with the Stars
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    You will be transferred from your hotel to Meydan Racecourse for Breakfast with the Stars, where you will join the great and the good from the racing world for this very special event that will set the mood for the racing ahead.

    Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps opt for a dhow cruise, a dune dinner safari, head for the beach or climb the Burj Al Arab

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Racing Breaks Drinks Evening
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Enjoy a day at leisure before the Racing Breaks Drinks Evening. Tonight you are invited to an exclusive pre-race drinks party.

  5. Day
    5
    Race day
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    You will be transferred to the fantastic Meydan Racecourse from your hotel for your long day at the races. The Meydan complex offers a horse racing museum, a gallery, a five-star hotel and a nine-hole golf course, on top of the thrilling racecourse.

    After the closing ceremony you will enjoy the post-racing concert which in previous years has been performed by the likes of Gwen Stefani, Sia and Janet Jackson.

    After the conclusion of the concert you will be transferred back to your hotel, at approximately 11:30pm.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  6. Day
    6
    Desert Safari
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Enjoy a day at leisure in Dubai.

    This evening you'll enjoy a desert safari with a BBQ dinner. Experience an unparalleled adventure over the sun-kissed golden sand dunes in a 4x4 vehicle followed by a magical evening in a traditional Bedouin camp. As you leave the busy city behind, you will be enthralled by the gigantic sand dunes which form the Arabian Desert. After some dune-bashing and exquisite sunset views, you will be treated to a lavish spread of authentic Arabic fare in a traditional camp, where you can indulge in activities such as sand boarding, henna painting, camel rides and local attire trial. You will be entertained by belly dancers and folk dancers as you sit back and relax with an aromatic shisha under the star-lit skies.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Flying Home
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Dubai Airport to catch your direct flight back to the UK.

Accommodation

Millennium Place Marina

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Millennium Place Marina, United Arab Emirates

One of the newest, most unique hotels in the city

Millennium Place Marina is a four-star hotel where modern comfort meets personalised service. Located on Dubai Marina, the hotel is within walking distance of the Dubai Metro Station (DMCC), Dubai Marina Mall and the beach.

The hotel offers 453 elegant rooms and suites with views of the city skyline, Dubai Marina and Sheikh Zayed Road. Facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, pool and pool area, conference venues and great dining options. MasterChef, the TV Experience is the first restaurant of its kind in Dubai - a chic, industrial space with open-plan show kitchen, where past contestants and champions create dishes. KYOTO Restaurant offers authentic Asian cuisine and The Luggage Room is a 1920s speakeasy-style lounge. Plus, you'll find a Tea & Coffee Booth in the lobby.

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Availability

From
Tue, Tue, Mar 24, 2020
To
Mon, Mon, Mar 30, 2020
Duration
7 Days
Price per person
£1,495*
* Based on two people sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement: £300. Deposit: £200pp. Hotel upgrade supplement: £600pp Famous names attending the Breakfast With The Stars event may be subject to change. **Price based on flights from Stansted. Other departure airports plus an upgrade to the Royal Meridien Hotel on half board basis are available at a supplement – please call for prices. Our travel partner, Racing Breaks, is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected.
Call now to book 08082395089
Quote ref: MOS DETTORI