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Emirates Airline to Sponsor 28th Dubai World Cup

Emirates Airline to Sponsor 28th Dubai World Cup Mar 24, 2024

Emirates Airline is set to again sponsor the 28th edition of the Dubai World Cup; the flagship race of the season in the UAE and one of the most prestigious in the world.

The event underscores Dubai's position as a hub for global sporting events. As one of the most notable races on the international calendar, the Dubai World Cup highlights the city's commitment to excellence and innovation. Emirates' continued support reflects Dubai's status as a destination of choice for world-class entertainment, further solidifying its reputation on the global stage.

Run over 2000metres on dirt, the Dubai World Cup [Sponsored by Emirates Airline] will be run take place at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 30th, boasting for a prize fund of $12 million. Established in 1996 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, it the race has seen victories from international superstars over the years, including Cigar, Dubai Millennium, Curlin, Arrogate and the race’s only dual winner, Thunder Snow. In 2023 it the Dubai World Cup was won by the Japanese-trained Ushba Tesoro, who is expected to return to defend his title.

Emirates Airline has been a supporter of racing in Dubai for more than two decades and it regularly backs meetings at Meydan Racecourse, including the important ‘Emirates Super Saturday’ fixture.

Emirates spokesperson: “The racing world’s eyes will be on Dubai again, and horse-racing enthusiasts will be eagerly watching the thrilling action of the Dubai World Cup.  Emirates is proud to have been a part of it from the beginning, helping to make this event one of the most spectacular finales on the horseracing calendar. It’s also part of our commitment to supporting Dubai’s ambitions as a destination for world-class horseracing events.”

Major General Dr Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, Executive Director of Dubai Racing Club, commented: “We are delighted to have with the continuous support by Emirates give their backing once again as a pillar partner of to the Dubai World Cup. They have been a huge part of the growth of this prestigious race and its story would not be the same without their support. Their global stature as one of the world’s leading airlines, coupled with their partnership with Dubai Racing Club is hugely valued. We look forward to working with them once again and to what promises to be an exciting evening of racing, which will once again see the Dubai World Cup, sponsored by Emirates Airline, as remains the highlight of our season and one of the best races on the global racing calendar.”