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Fancy going to Dubai World Cup 2015? Yes you could be there

March 24, 2015

champagneI don’t do many giveaways here on My Custard Pie because I’d rather chat with you about other things, but this is just too good to miss. If you live in the U.A.E. you could win two tickets to the Dubai World Cup of Racing 2015. Read on for details of how to enter…

Here in Dubai, milliners are flying in, there’s a concentrated effort around frock buying, and excitement is gathering for the highlight of the racing season. The Dubai World Cup is also known as the richest horse race in the world due to the size of its prize money pot. The race track is very different from where I grew up in Cheltenham, with its sweeping oval nestled beneath the Cotswold hills. Dubai is about flat racing, bathed in flood lights and held in a sinuously curved stadium where everyone has an incredible view of the action (and the people-watching) and the atmosphere is electric.

Racing in Dubai is also about the build up, whether you arrive by bus from Irish Pub McGettigans or book a limo, enter the fashion show (winners take home a new Jaguar F type for a year), the entertainment (a firework start and a big name act to finish – this year it’s Kylie) or sip the finest Champagne in style. I’ll be doing the latter this coming Saturday in the exclusive Le Lounge hosted by fine wine retailer Le Clos, in prime position in Apron Views. I haven’t been to the races for a few years although went a lot in the past and I’m now super excited. And you can too…

Dubai World Cup ticket luxury giveaway

Le Clos, the fine wine and luxury spirits retailer based at Dubai International airport, is offering up two Apron Views tickets to the Dubai World Cup this weekend, to one lucky My Custard Pie reader. With these tickets, you will get access to Le Lounge, where you will be treated to a bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne*.

If you fancy coming, pop your name on the blog in the comments and a quick line telling me why you’d like to win the tickets by this Thursday (26th March 2015) and we’ll settle this in the usual way, picking one name at random.

And that’s not all…

At the Dubai World Cup this weekend, race-goers visiting Le Lounge will have the chance to capture their style moments in Le Clos’ photo booth. Visitors to Le Lounge who get snapped in the photo booth can take away a printed image of them and their friends on the day; plus there will be a Le Clos roving photographer to capture DWC style. For a chance to win the ultimate Champagne dinner for 10 people (valued at 20,000 AED), race-goers must tag themselves on the Le Clos Facebook page. The more interaction the photo gets, the better. 20 bottles of Grand Cuvee Marque are also being given as prizes, so there is a real incentive to get tagging.

racing in Dubai

Very old pics of me and my sister in the free section at the old stadium on a normal race night. How times have changed!

If you’ve ever flown into stay with me in Dubai, you’ll know that I order and pay for wine online from Le Clos and a nice man greets you before passport control and hands it over. It’s something I look forward to when I arrive back in Dubai and a great way of buying fine wine duty free (or there is a branch at Al Hamra Cellar if you drive to RAK).

I’ll let you know what I get up to on Saturday – follow my tweets and instagram if you want live coverage! Otherwise I’ll try and share the highs, lows, bubbles and, of course, what we ate asap next week.

*T&Cs:1. Competition closes on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 11.59pm GMT+4.
2. The prize draw is open to any UAE resident over the age of 18 who complies with local laws pertaining to attending this event and consuming alcohol. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me why you’d like to win the tickets (and make sure you leave your email in the box provided).

Sorry to all those outside the U.A.E. (unless you want to hop on a plane). If you are planning to visit Dubai anytime, put the Dubai World Cup in your diary.

Disclosure: I am a guest of Le Clos at the Dubai World Cup, but have received no remuneration for this post and opinions are my own.

  1. March 24, 2015 6:19 pm

    Ahh love that throwback image! Reminds me of the times when my Dad used to take me when I was younger and we’d watch the races from the free section as well! It was so exciting!

  2. Kimberly Dsouza permalink
    March 24, 2015 6:35 pm

    Would love to win these tickets for a very dear friend who happens to be a big fan of the Dubai World Cup and has been dreaming about attending one for years! Luckily for him, his birthday falls on the same day as well! Taking him for the World Cup would definitely make his day, and mine as well ofcourse 🙂

  3. March 24, 2015 6:50 pm

    Hi Sally, I’m a relatively new reader to your blog because my husband just moved to Dubai last month. I would love to win these tickets for him as I think it would be a great surprise and an incredible experience! Plus, it would really cheer him up since it’s been really rough spending most of our time apart and I will continue to be living in Canada until the end of the year. Thanks for writing such an awesome blog and introducing me to Dubai!

  4. Emer Conny permalink
    March 24, 2015 7:13 pm

    Please please please pick me. It would make my year!! 🙂 I am relatively new to Dubai and your blog is fantastic, Love it. I would love love to bring my hubbie with me and surprise him 🙂

  5. The Real Geordie Armani permalink
    March 24, 2015 7:46 pm

    You are right about the milliners flying in, two of them are staying with me at Casa Armani. Valerie Corona is exhibiting at Mercato and Philip Wright is down at BurJuman, mention GA and get a discount on your hat or fascinator. Have a great time at the races Sally, I look forward to reading all about it. I loved the old Nad Al Sheba racecourse, it had atmosphere.

  6. March 24, 2015 7:55 pm

    Amazing to see the races back when it first began 🙂 I did the races maybe 5 years ago but I would love to do the races again; especially to chin chin with you. x

  7. March 24, 2015 8:56 pm

    i would love to win these to surprise the love of my life with tickets to where we first met 8 years ago!

  8. March 24, 2015 9:02 pm

    Would love to win, tired of looking down in the mouth, would like to look a gift horse in the mouth instead!!

  9. ginger and scotch permalink
    March 24, 2015 10:08 pm

    Can’t believe I’ve been to the World Cup 2 years in a row!

  10. thedorrells permalink
    March 24, 2015 10:21 pm

    Would love to join you Sally! What’s not to love, champagne, a posh frock, a fancy hat, horses and Kylie!

  11. Karl Rowe permalink
    March 24, 2015 11:03 pm

    This is the first time my mum would have been to any horse racing event and what a way to start. She is flying over from England to see me on holiday and it would make an awesome surprise for her. Fingers crossed

  12. March 24, 2015 11:37 pm

    Jealous! It looks amazing!

  13. Ma Levilee Guerra permalink
    March 25, 2015 12:51 am

    What a great idea to celebrate our anniversarry!

  14. Michael Angelo Alacapa permalink
    March 25, 2015 12:52 am

    Feeling the luckiest!!!

  15. sarantia kinezou permalink
    March 25, 2015 1:41 am

    It would have been the perfect gift for my husband’s birthday on the 29th of March

  16. stavros packeiser permalink
    March 25, 2015 1:45 am

    Because is not gonna be payday until the 28th so to comp tickets would be awesome

  17. Renu RN Sharma permalink
    March 25, 2015 2:22 am

    I would love to treat my husband to the famous event.

  18. Imran Aziz permalink
    March 25, 2015 2:30 am

    I would love to take my girlfriend who is upset that I did not buy tickets earlier and now they are sold out. I hope to win so that I can surprise her with last minute tickets.

  19. March 25, 2015 2:40 am

    Great comp – going to share this!

  20. Nalani Simpson permalink
    March 25, 2015 7:50 am

    A dear friend, equestrian enthusiast, and breast cancer survivor is just finishing organisation of and riding in the Pink Caravan campaign this week. She turns 5-0 on Friday and I’d love to treat her with these tickets in celebration of her special day and her hard work supporting such an important endeavour.

  21. Jane permalink
    March 25, 2015 8:57 am

    Although I don’t live in Dubai, I have visited many times over the years, and had to give away tickets to these very races many years ago. Winning these tickets would give me a second chance to see this exciting event…and to catch up with my wonderful Dubai friends.

  22. Alice permalink
    March 25, 2015 10:18 am

    Ooh I would love an excuse to actually see inside the racecourse for once, and get my posh frock out 🙂

  23. Jet Tagasa Benson permalink
    March 25, 2015 11:47 am

    High stakes, high fashion and an afternoon living the high life? Yes, please!

  24. Andy Curtis permalink
    March 25, 2015 1:47 pm

    I was just saying last night how I play golf at Meydan most weekends… but never been to a race night!! Would love the chance to see the amazing horses, feel the atmosphere and enjoy the entertainment!

  25. March 25, 2015 5:40 pm

    Oh I would like to be the winner of this world’s Best HIGH FASHION & RACE event, I believe, Some times you need a doze of high glamor, style and race of life, Live life King Size because Life is One. Cheers for the make a difference magnificent Maydan Night. Finger Crossed…

  26. March 25, 2015 7:00 pm

    Hey Sally, I would be going to the races as well. My first time ever! I have got the Apron Views tickets as well, hopefully should bump into you while there. 🙂

  27. Tashriek permalink
    March 25, 2015 9:28 pm

    I want to win this tickets due to my desire to be in the Equestrian Industry firstly…
    Then also I also follow magazines like Equestrio and Prestige,that show cases what the lifestyle of racegoers is like…
    I do not think there is much better feelings than sipping on a good alcohol,socializing and having access to many luxurious treats…
    I want to experience this😃

  28. Geoffrey So permalink
    March 25, 2015 9:33 pm

    We’ve been here for a few years now and have never been to the World Cup! Wifey been going on about it, haha, would love to take here there. She bought the fancy hat thing a year ago ….. hmm…

  29. Manish Chandna permalink
    March 25, 2015 10:35 pm

    I follow ur blog very regularly. This Is too good to be missed to be honest so that why trying for very first time. Hope to get lucky.

  30. March 26, 2015 1:52 am

    Being a stylist and owner of a image consulting business, I have only managed to trotter the published images of the event in glossies, which flash the stakes, elite crowd sporting the uber glamorous attires coupled with milliner’s hats. It’s my dream to attend this royal event to not only dine and mingle in style but also observe the electrifying ambience as the horses race and people’s body language and how gracefully they carry out high fashion with elan’.

  31. Janice Adey permalink
    March 26, 2015 11:26 am

    Hubby is an avid Le Clos supporter, loves the wine selection, always visits on his way in to Dubai! We have not been to the races in 5 years as we moved away to Istanbul for 4 years. We moved back to Dubai, purchased a new home and have been busy setting up house. How thrilled we would be to win and go back to the races and enjoy the excitement of the 20th run of the World Cup (and enjoy a bottle of Moët) Please please chose us!!🐎🐎🐎🐎!!!!

  32. March 26, 2015 11:46 am

    Love the old photos 😀 the World Cup sounds like a fantastic day out and something I’ve never been to in Dubai. The last I went to the races was as a child back in the UK and a definitely wasn’t wearing heels, a posh dress or a hat!

  33. JayEim permalink
    March 26, 2015 11:54 am

    Free M&C at the races……What’s there not to go for 😉

  34. March 26, 2015 12:19 pm

    I love the excitement, glamour, fashion, hats and atmosphere of The Dubai World Cup, it is one of my favourite Dubai events. Would love to have a memorable day out at The Dubai World Cup, all dressed up, watching the races while enjoying a bottle of Moët & Chandon Champagne at Le Lounge.

  35. Katie permalink
    March 26, 2015 6:06 pm

    Would love to win tickets to the racing – of course ! We went a few years back but it’s such a great atmosphere I would love to do it again…and with a glass of bubbly, even better ! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  36. March 27, 2015 7:21 am

    Thanks so much to everyone who entered. There are some really touching comments here. I wish there were tickets for all of you but can be only one winner sadly. We’ve pulled one out of the hat and will be contacting them by email.
    If you are at the Dubai World Cup, do come and say hello – I’ll be at Le Lounge with Le Clos.

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