Dubai World Cup Carnival
Emirates is the official airline of the Dubai World Cup Carnival which culminates with the world’s richest horse race – the Dubai World Cup. The Carnival runs from January through March each year at the prestigious Meydan Racecourse, designed to host world-class horse racing, with each night of racing featuring different events. On the penultimate day of racing, known as Super Saturday, Emirates partners with Meydan in sponsoring this stellar night of prep races for many of the horses looking to compete in the Dubai World Cup.
Melbourne Cup Carnival
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an unequalled world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion, culture, food and wine all in one place – Flemington. The four-day Carnival is unrivalled in its prestige and tradition and is the social occasion of the year.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival attracts more than 300,000 racegoers on track to Flemington over the four-day Carnival.
The AUD 6.175 million Emirates Melbourne Cup is the richest handicap race in the world. Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, the feature day of the Carnival, was attended by 106,000 racegoers in 2013.
In 2013, Emirates and the VRC celebrated 10 years of naming rights of the Emirates Melbourne Cup.
Emirates has been synonymous with horse racing for many years and it now forms an important part of our sponsorship portfolio. See also Races and Stables.