Area: Nad Al Sheba, Dubai
Horse racing takes place at the Nad Al-Sheba Racecourse, organised by the Dubai Racing Club. From November to the end of March, race nights are held on Thursdays and sometimes one other evening per week, from around 1900. Parking and admission is free for Dubai racing, and dinner packages are a popular option.
Betting is strictly taboo at Dubai racing events, but horseplay competitions encourage spectators to predict the runners and winners for cash prizes or souvenirs. The highlight of the racing calendar is the Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest race meeting, held in late March.