As one of the most highly anticipated events in the UAE, The Dubai World Cup returned this year.

Taking place at the Meydan Racecourse, Her Highness Sheikha Mahra, the daughter of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The prestigious horse-racing event welcomed celebrities and famous personalities from across the globe with best-dressed racegoers who flaunted their silhouettes with utmost elegance. During the event, she wore a stunning pink gown complemented with a pink clutch and a silver belt to put the entire look together.

One of the key highlights of the event was the advanced drone show, which Sheikha Mahra herself shared in the highlights of the event. The enticing drone show featured the renowned Dubai World Cup logo and the the trophy handed out that was crafted to perfection. During which, a fleet of 4,000 specialised drones will deliver a unique 33-minute aerial display of pyrotechnics and LED lights.

Overall, this one-of-kind event did not fail to impress. With a total of US$ 30.5 million in total prize money across the 9 world-class races, it started with a classic contest for the Purebred Arabians. The race night has attracted a field of 119 of the world’s elite horses from 15 countries and includes 33 winners of Group 1 races, in addition to 5 horses which won titles in the Dubai World Cup last season.

Swipe through to see a series of photos shared from the event.

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