Experts say that Mohammed bin Rashid's vision turned the event into a "carnival" awaited by millions. They emphasize:

Dubai World Cup boosted the UAE's position in the world of horse racing

  • The Dubai World Cup was established in 1996, and the 27th edition will be held next Saturday. From the source


Since its inception in 1996, the Dubai World Cup has strengthened the UAE's global position in horse racing, experts said, noting that it is considered the first in the world in track racing, as it is attended by the world's elite horse owners, in addition to the great interest and attendance that characterizes this event. They pointed out that this great global shift witnessed by the event would not have been possible without the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in supporting this sport and horse racing and encouraging owners.

They told Emirates Today: "The vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum turned the event into a huge global carnival awaited by owners and horse lovers in the world, along with millions of followers around the world, and thanks to this great global position, the UAE has become the main center in the world in racing purebred Arabian horses, and purebred Arabian horses."

"The Dubai World Cup is now capturing the attention of the world's largest horse owners, and it is also attracting the interest of followers and track racing enthusiasts around the world," they said. The eyes of the world will turn within a week, exactly the 25th of this month, to Meydan, where the date is with the 27th edition of the Dubai World Cup, which attracts the elite horses of the world competing in its nine rounds, led by the ninth round and the president of the Dubai World Cup, and the total prize pool of the event is more than $ 30 million.

Great successes

Faisal Rahmani, president of the International Arabian Horse Racing Federation, said: "The Dubai World Cup has reached a great global position, and it has become difficult for any other tracks to compete with it, regardless of its financial prizes." He added: "The thought and vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was behind the great successes achieved by the event, and it has become difficult for other major tracks to compete with the Dubai World Cup."

Rahmani pointed out that «the Dubai World Cup, which was established in 1996, is witnessing every year a great leap in everything», considering that the great edifice «Meydan» remains the strongest, and that it is difficult to compete in many ways.

He pointed to the distinguished global position enjoyed by the Dubai World Cup, after the great successes it has been achieving, pointing to the large public attendance that this event enjoys, and the great media momentum that this event is finding, stressing that the media has been conveying this event to millions around the world.

Rahmani stressed that the event continued to witness the participation of the world's elite horses, which is an indication of the great successes it has been achieving, considering that the most prominent feature of this global event is the race for quality.

A big global shift

The Director General of the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club, Sultan Al Yahyai, stressed that the Dubai World Cup is the first race in the world in track racing, pointing out that all this great global shift witnessed by this event was with the support and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to support and encourage this sport and horse racing, and encourage it and encourage owners.

Al Yahyai added: "If we go back to previous years, there were few races, but now we find that the number of horse races in the country has increased, in addition to horse carnivals, the Dubai World Cup, as well as the Mansour bin Zayed International Festival for purebred Arabian horses, so there are many races that strengthen this sport, and encourage owners to acquire the best horses in the world."

He continued: "The Dubai World Cup is a very important event in the world map in horse racing, and everyone is waiting for the start of this event every year, and all the runs of this event, because it highlights the best horses in the world."

Al Yahyai stressed that they are followers and supporters of these races, saying that all horse lovers and owners are proud to have a race such as the Dubai World Cup in the country.

He pointed out that «this major global event enhances the UAE's position in this field year after year.

• The Dubai World Cup annually attracts the world's elite horses, with a total prize pool of more than $30 million.