Time to put your fancy hat and suit back in storage for another year, as the Dubai World Cup has banned all spectators for this year’s event.
The race will still be held on March 28, but it will take place without any spectators due to fears over the Coronavirus.
The news was announced by the Dubai Racing Club and shared on Twitter by the Dubai Media Office.
Dubai World Cup horse race to be held on March 28 but without paid hospitality spectators at Meydan race course. pic.twitter.com/d1Dq1BSI7r— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 12, 2020
Dubai World Cup horse race to be held on March 28 but without paid hospitality spectators at Meydan race course. pic.twitter.com/d1Dq1BSI7r
All the race-day entertainment, including the post-race concert, have also been cancelled.
The event is strictly limited to racing officials, media and sponsors and riding teams.
All Dubai World Cup races will still go-ahead under normal conditions.
And, if you are missing out on your horse-racing fix, you can re-live last year’s final below…