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Five things you need to know about the Dubai World Cup

Taking place on Saturday, 31st March, Dubai will witness the 23rd edition of its greatest annual sporting event from 4-9pm and there’s going to be a great deal of entertainment happening throughout.

Prize money for the winner is worth above $10 million.

Saturday afternoon will witness 118 horses competing across eighth thoroughbred races and one purebred-Arabian race. The winner will be awarded with an enormous cash prize of more than $10 million. Last year, USA-trained horse colt Arrogate won the Dubai World Cup.

Style and elegance will take over fashion at the World Cup.

Classy fashion has always been an important norm at horse racing events. Fashionistas and attendees are expected to put on their best suits and dresses as the ‘The Styles Stakes’ contest will reward those with dresses that combines ‘style, elegance, creativity and practicality’.

HH Sheikh Mohammed attended the Post Position Draw.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum welcomed the World Cup guests yesterday and attended the Post Position Draw, where participating horses’ posts were allocated. The Post Position will take place at the World Cup around 8:50 pm this Saturday.

Brunch your way throughout while watching the World Cup.

Four brunches will be taking place at the Medydan Racecourse on Saturday. If you’re a die hard fan of horse racing, then you can dine and catch all the action live from a close distance at The Millenium Terrace(Dhs 2,950). Whereas, if you’re looking forward to fashion, then the Farriers Terrace(Dhs 1,650) might be the place for you. It will be the social hub for fashionistas and its lavish range in the brunch will overwhelm your taste-buds. You can also view the closing ceremony from there. Alongside, The Millenium Terrace(Dhs 950) will keep the young ones busy with a dedicated babysitter available as well as a play area as you and your family can enjoy the lavish buffet.

Watch out for Ramz performing at the after-party.

His hit single ‘Barking’ has taken the music world by storm since its release mid last year for its catchy tune and rap phrases. The UK rapper will be performing at Drai’s. Besides, several A-listers including Jennifer Lopez, Sia and Kylie Mingoue have performed at the closing ceremony. Although this year’s headliner for the closing ceremony hasn’t been announced, we can only keep our fingers crossed.

The Dubai World will start at 12pm this Saturday. For more information, visit