Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship trots into town

Calling all leisure and professional riders, Arabian horse owners, stables, clubs and equestrian enthusiasts, as this weekend sees the Middle East’s biggest equestrian trade and business event descend upon the halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for its ninth edition.

Free to attend, the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship & Fair – held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of the DWTC – has something for everyone, with quite a few new attractions on this year too to whet your appetite.

Come and witness three full days of competition for purebred Arabian horses culminating in the Championship classes for the most exquisite horses – the prize pool is over $4million (Dh14.7million)!

See, bid and buy some of the finest horses at the fair’s thrilling live auction. Check out the latest racing and equestrian apparel and accessories that the new season has to offer. Meet and network with clubs, stables, trainers and professional instructors.

Take in the finest local and global equestrian arts and crafts, also for purchase over the three days of the event. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage and history of the UAE with local dishes, falconry, henna art, Arabic calligraphy, and more.

Be in a chance to win 15 flights up for grabs to exciting destinations. And prepare to be wowed with some new amazing shows – the indoor showjumping festival, and the two magnificent equestrian displays on Thursday, only at noon and 15:00; an Arabian-themed “Carousel”, and the dazzling “Liberty” by Z7 Entertainment.


VENUE: Dubai World Trade Centre, Halls 5, 6, 7, 8
WHAT: Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship & Fair
WHEN: Thursday, March 21 to Saturday, March 23. Thursday timings: 11:00-20:00; Friday: 14:00-20:00.
Sport360 VERDICT: This popular event only gallops into town once a year so don't miss out
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