Dubai World Cup 2016 @ Meydan Racecourse on March 26th 2016
The region’s premier equestrian event pays tribute to the Arabian love affair with horses and is also one of the UAE’s biggest social and sporting events. Taking place on the last Saturday of March at the iconic Meydan Racecourse, it is the richest day of racing in the world with a combined prize purse of $30 million USD. Last year’s event featured nine races, highlighted by the $10m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline.
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Festivities on Dubai World Cup day end with the magnificent Dubai World Cup show and concert.
The multi-platinum-selling artist Janet Jackson will perform at the close of horse racing series on Saturday, March 26. It will be her first concert in four months, after she was forced to pull the plug on her Unbreakable world tour to undergo an emergency throat operation.
Jackson, the 49-year-old sister of the late Michael, began her career as a member of siblings act The Jacksons before finding solo fame in the mid-1980s. She has sold more than 160 million records, including 1990s anthems That’s the Way Love Goes, Together Again and Got ’til it’s Gone.
“I am excited to perform for the global audience at this year’s Dubai World Cup,” she said. “The entire Unbreakable company is looking forward to travelling with me to Dubai and being part of one of the world’s most prestigious events.”
The Dubai date comes five years after Jackson performed in Abu Dhabi, and will serve as a dress rehearsal for the European leg of Jackson’s Unbreakable tour, which resumes in the UK on March 30.
The performance will start at about 10pm on March 26, and is open only to race-day ticket holders. Packages start at Dh450. Visit store.meydan.ae for more information.