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25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DUBAI WORLD CUP 2020

With little over 5 months until the Dubai World Cup 2020 commences, now is the perfect time to book an experience of a lifetime and witness the world's greatest athletes make history at the idyllic Meydan Racecourse. The Dubai World Cup 2020 event marks the 25th Anniversary of this prestigious race, which has already crowned champions of the greatest racehorses to ever grace the track; including Dubai Millennium, Invasor, and Animal Kingdom.


The 25th Anniversary of this fantastic spectacle is sure to be like no other. Being located in the United Arab Emirates, the Dubai World Cup brings untold riches to the racing world. It is at this festival whereby the world can witness the best racehorses on the planet, and where true champions are established. If there is one place you must visit in 2020, it is sure to be the Dubai World Cup for what is promised to be the best racing spectacle they have ever held. The Dubai World Cup, which carries prize money of $12 million is the centrepiece of a jaw-dropping $35 million card which is one of the global racing’s biggest days of the year. This is the finale of the $12.74m Carnival that has been scheduled to boost the landmark 25th Dubai World Cup, with representatives from all over the globe sure to make an appearance to display their talents to over 60,000 spectators, watching in awe along the longest grandstand in the world.  The 25th running of the Dubai World Cup feature will take place at Meydan on Saturday, March 28, 2020. This is a day you cannot miss and you could be there by booking one of our bespoke packages that are sure to be a getaway of a lifetime.  If you would like to view our Dubai World Cup 2019 experience, please click here. What can you expect from Racing Breaks? Here at Racing Breaks, we offer a range of tailor-made packages to the world's most prestigious horse racing events. Our package deals do not just deliver flights, hotels, and tickets; however we provide customers with an unforgettable experience by offering unique opportunities which cannot be found elsewhere.  Guests who have booked to attend the Dubai World Cup 2020 will be warmly invited to attend and exclusive Racing Breaks Drinks Evening with the legendary Frankie Dettori. This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to the extensive knowledge of one of (If not thee) greatest jockey’ the sport has ever known and get ahead of the crowd as he delivers what he thinks the verdict will be. This exclusive Preview Drinks evening will take place on Friday 27th March 2020 at the Address Dubai Mall, a place where guests can encounter one of the best retail experiences in the heart of Downtown Dubai. 



For Golfing enthusiasts who are attending the Dubai World Cup, why not take advantage of playing at one of the world's finest golfing destinations, The Els Club.  A course designed by former US Open and Open Championship winner, Ernie Els, the course has a “desert links” style, with Ernie recreating some of the design features from his favourite links courses in the UK. The course embodies the beauty of Dubai, woven into the rugged desert landscape and at over 7,500 yards from the back tees, is the ultimate test.



Taking place on Friday 27th March, the day before the Dubai World Cup itself, join some famous names from the World of racing as you take part in this laid back competition on one of the best courses in Dubai! The price includes a round of golf, shared buggy, range balls and BBQ lunch to follow. Price per person: £195.00 (£45.00 non-golfer, BBQ only). Complete the ultimate racing experience and have ‘Breakfast with the Stars’. This is a unique occasion to the Dubai World Cup and makes the whole event a true experience. Breakfast with the Stars will take place on Thursday morning before the main race day on Saturday. Watch the world's finest superstars do their final bit of track work at the Meydan Racecourse before the ultimate finale, whilst enjoying a delightful breakfast buffet in the company of some of the owners, trainers and jockeys that will be there on Dubai World Cup night!  Supplement fee of £60.00 per person (includes transfers).


For those who are looking to turn their trip to the Dubai World Cup into an adventure, why not roam Dubais’ mysterious desert and watch the sun go down as you drive through the dunes to the traditional Bedouin style camp during the Dubai Desert Safari. This experience starts with you being picked up by a 4x4 vehicle that then makes it way out to the Dunes that surround this ever growing city. The fleet of cars head through the dunes as the sun begins to set, with several stops along the way to allow for some photo opportunities. One of the stops involves a falconry display which is a brief insight into some of the traditions of the Middle East. There is also an opportunity to ride a camel; one of the original modes of transport from back in the day. Guests will be transported back into a Bedouin camp to enjoy a traditional middle eastern buffet, henna tattoos and shisha whilst watching a belly dancing performance.  Supplement fee of £50.00 per person (£80.00 to include beers/wines).



Guests who would prefer a more relaxed approach to exploring what this wonderful City has to offer may wish to take their seats aboard a traditional wooden dhow boat on the open-air deck or air conditioned deck; and experience dinner during a luxurious sightseeing expedition during a Marina Dhow Cruise. Guests will experience a range of picturesque views of the city, Jumeirah Beach Residences, towering structures, as well as private beaches. The Dhow boat is also fully equipped with modern facilities, an open air upper deck and full window views of the Dubai Marina on the lower deck. Supplement fee of £70.00 per person. Visit the World’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa. Guests who are Travelling to the Dubai World Cup can complete the true Dubai experience by securing one of our three luxurious packages to this record breaking structure. Each is sure to promise awe-inspiring views over the Dubai City skyline and memories which will never be forgotten. 



At The Top: Level 124+125

  • Be thrilled by the world’s fastest double deck elevators, cruising at 10m/s.

  • Take a closer look at the world below through high powered telescopes.

  • Step out onto the public outdoor observation terrace overlooking the ever-growing skyline.

  • At 456 meters, Level 125 offers a spacious deck tastefully decorated in Arabic mashrabiya for stunning 360-degree views.

  • Step on to, Dubai – A Falcon’s Eye View that allows you to explore Dubai as you fly over the city.

  • Capture your Burj Khalifa moments forever and integrate reality and special effects with green screen photography.

  • Set off on a virtual reality experience to the pinnacle of Burj Khalifa.

£35.00 per person (off peak) / £55.00 per person (peak 15:00 - 19:00) At The Top with Level 148

  • Enjoy a personalised tour, guided by a Guest Ambassador.

  • Step out onto the world’s highest observation deck with an outdoor terrace at 555 meters.

  • Refresh yourself with signature refreshments at SKY lounge.

  • Explore Dubai’s most famous landmarks with a unique interactive experience, using motion senses.

  • Continue your journey to levels 125 and 124.

£90.00 per person (off peak 19:00 onwards) / £120.00 per person (peak 09:30 - 18:00) The Lounge: Bubbly Sundowner

  • Watch the sunset over the horizon and skies turn pink with romance from level 152 to level 154. Enjoy a glass of house beverage or bubbly, complemented by gourmet canapes.

  • Inclusive of live entertainment and a tour of the outdoor terrace.

£150.00 per person (17:30 only) Racing at Meydan Racecourse Guests who are staying at the The Holiday Inn Festival City or Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa will be given Racecourse tickets which grant access to the Apron Views enclosure. This enclosure is full of atmosphere, situated between the track and the Meydan Grandstand.  All other Dubai World Cup 2020 packages include a ticket of which grants access to The Gallery, a grandstand seating area (unreserved) situated just after the finishing post. This enclosure offers a stunning view of the home straight so guests can comfortably witness history being made as the equine athletes flash over the finishing line. The Gallery offers various catering facilities that are readily available from the inside areas behind the seats. For guests staying at either The Holiday Inn Festival City or Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa; upgrades to this enclosure can be added for a supplemented fee of £300.00. For guests wanting a more luxurious experience as they witness the 25th Anniversary of the Dubai World Cup, Racing Breaks offer an upgrade to either The Premium or the Winners Circle Restaurant for a supplemented fee. The Premium is situated opposite the finish line, offering stunning views of the horse racing and entertainment. Guests of this enclosure are sure to experience the electric atmosphere from on of the World’s greatest racing spectacles from the comfort of their own reserved, numbered seats. Food and beverages are available from the inside area behind the seats. Guests can enjoy their food either inside with the comfort of air conditioning or outside at their seats. This enclosure can be added to any package for a supplemented fee of £200.00 per person (from the price of The Gallery enclosure).



The Winner's Circle Restaurant features a glass fronted dining area looking out over the parade ring and home straight of the Meydan Racecourse. The Meydan Grandstand signature restaurant spans across Levels 2 & 3, and is perfectly positioned to allow each table of the 4 tiers amazing views whilst enjoying superior hospitality and privacy. Guests also gain access to the Parade Ring Lawns allowing them close up views of the horses in the Parade Ring before the post time approaches. Access to the Winner’s Circle Restaurant can be added to any package for a supplemented fee of £500.00 per person (from the price of The Gallery enclosure).



Best Places to stay during your visit to the Dubai World Cup 2020 Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City 4* The Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City is a vibrant and welcoming establishment, located in the heart of the newest shopping, culinary and entertainment destination, Dubai Festival City.  This specific hotel is sure to encapture the electric atmosphere of what can be seen as the world's most prestigious racing weekend, creating an ambience like no other. The Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City is a contemporary, yet spacious hotel; only a short drive away from Dubai International Airport with direct access to Festival City Mall which offers over 500 retail stores to explore when the racing has finished.



With 3 restaurants within the hotel, the Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City includes something for all occasions. The Zeste Café is your neighborhood spot, with a selection of natural and healthy meals available to settle your appetite and keep up your daily energy levels to explore Dubai. Sirocco is the place to relax with family or colleagues, with a choice of favourable and creative dishes; located on the lobby floor. Or why not dine in Joe's Backyard; the latest BBQ hotspot, located on the 19th floor and boasting views over the Dubai skyline and the Burj Khalifa. Experience a casual atmosphere whilst you tuck into flame grilled flavors from around the world. Millennium Place Dubai Marina 4*  The Millennium Place Dubai Marina is one of the newest and most unique hotels in the City of Dubai. This 4* establishment is located in a very convenient location, within walking distance from the Dubai Metro Station (DMCC), Dubai Marina Mall and the beach. Guests staying at the Millennium Place Dubai Marina will feel the warm welcoming of gracious hospitality, in an environment built around modern comfort and personalized service. 



The hotel itself consists of 453 carefully styled accommodation with stunning views of the Dubai City Skyline, Dubai Marina, and Sheikh Zayed Road. All rooms and suites are sure to provide a relaxing getaway after a long day at MEydan Racecourse with complimentary Wi-Fi access, mini fridge and 24-hour room service. These is also a state-of-the-art fitness centre and swimming pool that hotel guests can take advantage of, before settling into a chaise lounge to soak up some sun.  Dining at the Millennium Place Dubai Marina is an experience like no other. Take your seat at MasterChef, the TV Experience, the first restaurant of its kind in Dubai. In a chic, industrial space energized by the open plan show kitchen, diners will savour cuisine personally crafted by past contestants and champions from the famous cooking TV series MasterChef. You can also tempt your palate with authentic Asian cuisine at the inviting KYOTO Restaurant. Bring your evening to life before heading out or make a night of it in the Luggage Room, our tucked away 1920’s speakeasy-style lounge with a modern twist. Before you venture out to explore Dubai, grab a quick drink and snack from the trendy Tea & Coffee Booth in the lobby. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 5* JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is a 5* luxury establishment, located in the heart of the City’s bustling downtown district. This fabulous building stands high above Sheikh Zayed Road, the JW Marriot being one of the tallest in the world and boasts awe-inspiring views of the waterfront and the Dubai cityscape.  This luxury, award-winning accommodation contains a number of gracefully furnished bedrooms and suites; providing hotel guests with the ultimate place to relax after a busy day at Meydan Racecourse. Each room is comprised of deluxe bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi, sleek marble bathrooms and 24-hour room service. Elsewhere at the hotel, enjoy a swim in the heated outdoor pool or a refreshing workout in the fitness centre before easing tired muscles with a massage at SARAY Spa.