Updated: Apr 19, 2021
The Dubai World Cup is ready and set for this weekend when horses and jockeys from around the world will come together at Meydan racecourse to compete for a total prize money purse of $12million. It is a real shame that we will not be able to attend this incredible race day for yet another year but will mean that it is all the more worth the wait when we get to March 2022 and it is guaranteed to be a showstopper of an experience.
RacingBreaks.com have put together a variety of experiences for you to choose from but it must be noted that many hotel and experiences are very limited on availability due to a number of customers rolling over previous bookings to 2022, so to be sure that you secure this incredible opportunity for a fantastic break to one of the most sought after holiday destinations with an exciting day of the best racing action, then book now with a £100 deposit and we will see you in Dubai!
Here is an outline of the hotels on offer for the Dubai World Cup RacingBreaks.com experiences that will guarantee an unforgettable trip...
Holiday Inn Festival City 4*
The Holiday Inn is the perfect hotel for a short trip to Dubai. Located in the heart of Dubai’s newest shopping, culinary and entertainment destination it is an ideal location for getting around and visiting the rest of Dubai. The airport is a short 10 minute drive away meaning you get to your hotel shortly after landing and there is no rush to pack up and catch your flight home. This is the perfect location to explore the Old Dubai as Business Bay is on the edge of the Dubai Creek. The Creek has lots of little alleyways and narrow paths that lead you through traditional shops including the gold souk and wonderful aromatic spice souk which immerses you in a vibrant adventure full of colour and fragrance.
Festival City has plenty to offer if you only want to step out of the door for a few hours. The Festival City Mall is one of the smaller centres in Dubai however, that doesn’t mean it is lacking in shops and entertainment. If you are looking for somewhere different to head for dinner, then you must try the Hard Rock Cafe. This is a fun and lively place where the walls are steeped in rock memorabilia, the food is great and there is live entertainment.
The hotel has a gym, outdoor pool, and complimentary fitness centre. The hotel also offers dry cleaning pickup with same day dry cleaning.
Check in time for the Holiday Inn is 3pm and check out is 12pm. Please note that we endeavour to make it an option to check in upon arrival from your flight however, this is at the discretion of the hotel upon your room being ready.
A brand new addition to our offering is the JA Ocean View Hotel located in Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) where there is a vibrant and exciting buzz running through the streets as this place comes to life in the evenings with a number of restaurants and shops and market stands along ‘The Walk’ where you can buy the perfect gift to take home and remember your trip by.
The hotel sits on the doorstep of a number of popular beaches where you can enjoy soaking up the sun and a refreshing dip in the sea and many of the rooms here offer a sea view so that you never feel too far from the ocean. After you have enjoyed a relaxing day on the beach and taken in the sights of the JBR Walk, there are five restaurants and bars to indulge in at the hotel from all day dining buffet dining at ‘Le Rivage’ featuring live cooking stations and outdoor seating, or the New York style pizzeria ‘Motorino’, as well as Offside; Dubai’s premier sports bar showing all major sporting events on the biggest indoor screens with a selection of food straight from the smoker. There is also the Poolside lounge ‘LVL BLU’ which serves cocktails and light meals for when you may have enjoyed a late lunch.
A stay here offers everything you could ever want for a holiday with the aforementioned access to the beach and infinity swimming pool as well as a health club with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room and a fully equipped gym. If you want to treat yourself to a little TLC then why not escape for a few hours to the Beauty salon for a full body massage and ensure you’re looking your best for the races with a variety of hair and nail treatments.
Located on the eatern crescent of Dubai’s iconic Palm island this hotel offers the perfect beach escape for those looking to enjoy every minute on their time in the warm climate Dubai is guaranteed to deliver. With its own beach bar, pool bar and rooftop bar overlooking the Burj Al Arab, there is no better place to unwind and relax in the sun.
This hotel offers airy rooms with plush platform beds which will ensure you enjoy a comfortable nights’ sleep and the custom Aloft bath amenities by Bliss Spa include walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads and more which will ensure you have an extremely relaxing and comfortable stay.
The space at Aloft is flexible whereby you can mix and mingle over a drink or two at the signature W XYZ Bar or soak up the sun at the outdoor Splash pool followed by a drink at the beach side bar with lounge beats. If you fancy a bite to eat without having to roam too far then the hotel offers an authentic Mexican roof cantina and lounge, Luchador, overlooking the iconic Burj Al Arab, the majestic Jumeirah Palaces, and one of the most exclusive views the city has to offer.
Overlooking the Meydan racecourse, staying at the 5 star-luxury Meydan Hotel offers guests an all in one experience. With a variety of rooms to choose from ranging from Grand Deluxe Balcony rooms to Presidential Duplex Suites, this really is an incredible hotel. Within the grounds there is also 7 food and drink outlets, a rooftop infinity pool, tennis courts and other outdoor activities.
This is the ultimate experience as you will be in the prime location for race day as well as the Breakfast with the Stars event when you are able to watch the stable stars complete their final pieces of work and stretch their legs before the main race day. The hotel sits at one end of the vast building which measures approximately a mile in length and towers over the immaculate grass track.
The hotel amenities are second to none and there really isn’t much reason for you to leave the grounds of Meydan as everything you could ever want is right on your doorstep. From a rooftop swimming pool to a variety of outdoor bars, restaurants and clubs which allow you to enjoy quiet sundowners or let your hair down and dance into the night.
The hotel is only 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport and only 10 minutes from the famous Dubai Mall, the world’s largest mall, as well as the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world which you can also book to go up to various levels and look out over the rest of the city skyline.
The Burj Al Arab - one of, if not the most, luxurious hotel in the world, which is widely regarded as the world’s first and only ‘seven-star’ hotel. The building itself is a true testament to the incredible architecture that Dubai is renowned for. Its shape reflects that of a traditional Middle Eastern Dhow Sail and sits adjacent to the Jumeirah Beach hotel which emulates a wave. The attention to detail at the Burj is truly incredible, and is something to be observed from the entrance of the lobby through to the finest details within each Suite.
There is no better place to stay with a number of high end bars and restaurants to relax and enjoy some world class cuisine. One restaurant in particular, Al Mahara, is located on the ground floor and is surrounded by an aquarium, providing a unique submarinal dining experience.
The spa on the 18th floor features a breathtaking infinity pool which boasts views over both the Jumeirah Beach area, as well as the vast expanse of the Arabian Gulf, including the famous World Islands. When you have a few moments to relax and enjoy the sunshine, the Terrace, encompases a pool, beach area