The Dubai World Cup, the biggest sporting event of the year in the UAE and also the hottest style spectacle in the calendar, took place at the Meydan Racecourse yesterday.
And like every year, race-goers headed down the to the concourse dressed to impress. Ladies wore eye-catching headpieces, fabulous frocks and sky-scraping heels while gentlemen sported suits, shirts and quirky bowties.
When not watching the world-class horse racing, all eyes were on the most fabulously dressed flaunting their style in the hope to nab the Best Dressed award and the Most Creative Hat prize among others at the Jaguar Style competition.
The judging panel, comprising former Miss Australia Jessica Kahawaty, fashion designer Alanoud Badr and TV presenter Joelle Mardinian, looked on as style candidates strutted up and down the catwalk in all their glory.
Couples walked hand in hand down the stage in hope to win a prize:
Along with the fabulous frocks we were also blown away with the creative millenary that took centre stage at the event. We saw colour popping greens, feathery wonders, golden statues and interestingly, a Chinese bamboo fan structure. But the winner of the Best Hat prize was Fitri Rees, wearing a sophisticated hot pink creation with subtle feather detail.
Photographer: Ajith Narendra