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The Dubai World Cup 2021 is one of the prestigious events in Dubai’s sporting calendar. With impressive prize money of $12 million, it is one of the world’s richest horse races. Held at the Meydan Racecourse, Dubai World Cup attracts the top talent from across the world. This year, the racing season began in November 2020 and so far, it has been riveting. In the coming weeks things are expected to move up a notch with even more drama and thrills anticipated. This year is also extra special because it marks the historic 25th edition of the Dubai World Cup.

Dubai World Cup 2021: All you need to know

Dubai World Cup 2021 Dates

The Dubai World Cup is held annually on the last Saturday in March at the Meydan Racecourse. This year, the Dubai World Cup will be held on Saturday, 27 March 2021!

Dubai World Cup Carnival

Catch a horse-powered racing event at Dubai World Cup Carnival 2021. While most of the Carnival races have already taken place in February, people are waiting for a reverberating crescendo on 6th March – Super Saturday! Cheer on the talented jockeys as they reach the finish line and win a mighty prize purse.

  • Timings: 04:00 pm

Dubai World Cup 2021 Timings

Dubai World Cup Grand Finale will take place on the last Saturday of March 2021 at 3:45 pm, according to Bayut.

Dubai World Cup 2021: Where to watch?

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Photo: Dubaivisas

Barrels: An unpretentious, cosy, charming establishment, Barrels is one underground pub that race fans don’t want to jump over. A previous gong holder of Time Out Dubai’s Best Sports Bar, Barrels has real pedigree when it comes to showing live sport with more than dozen TV screens including a mega screen ensuring that horse heads won’t miss a single trot of action on Saturday March 27. With a great happy hour this is one place you definitely want to watch the Dubai World Cup.

Open daily noon-3am. Majestic City Retreat Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 501 2533).

Brew House: The going will be good with the amount of deals on food and drinks this slice of Americana in Business Bay is offering race fans. Happy hour sees mixed drinks and house grape coming in at Dhs25 from noon until 9pm with 50 percent knocked off grub from noon until 4pm. Should that not pique interests, the bucket deal of five selected beverages from Dhs99 is certainly worth a look at one of the best places to watch the Dubai World Cup in 2021.

Prices vary. Open daily noon-3am. Al Amal Street, Behind Empower Business Bay, Opposite Safeer Tower 2, (04 571 3300).

Crown & Lion:This is one of top sports bar in town so it is obviously a cracking spot to watch the Dubai World Cup. With tonnes of screens in all directions, every seat provides great viewing of the drama. But once the winner have been pinned and the Gold Cup has been hoisted, get stuck into a game of darts, enjoy a game of footie or grab a bite to eat at the winner of Time Out Dubai’s best pub food 2020.

Open daily 11am-3am. Byblos Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 448 8000).

Fibber Magee's: Leave Dubai at the door and step into Dublin with Fibber Magee’s. Hearty food, great prices, bucket loads of black stuff and wall mounted screens make this Irish establishment a must on race goers places to watch the Dubai World Cup. And once the racing is done at Meydan, get ready for some the best craic you will enjoy in the UAE.

Open daily 8am-2am. Saeed Tower One, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 2400).

Garden on 8: Whereas some pubs revel in the tight, compactness that only a big sports event can produce, garden on 8’s outdoor terrace is the anecdote to those close quarters. Based in Dubai Media City, there are rows and row of benches meaning, race fans are more likely to win the chase than not have a place to watch the Dubai World Cup.

Open Sat-Wed noon-midnight, Thu-Fri noon-1am. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

McGettigan’s: While you might not be trotting around the racecourse at Meydan this year, ladies and gents can still get themselves dolled up for the Dubai World Cup at McGettigan’s. The bar is running a number of Best Dressed awards to coincide with the racing at Meydan. Of course, this going to make the cut as one of the best places to watch the Dubai World Cup.

Fri Mar 27 2pm-5pm. Various locations including JLT.

The Dubliner’s: An Irish pub not showing the horse racing would be as scandalous as not serving any black stuff. Fortunately, The Dubliner’s pub knows its stuf when it comes to the Dubai World Cup. Old wooden fittings, great smell of varnish and of course, a big auld projector makes this one of the top places to watch the Dubai World Cup this year.

Open daily noon-2am. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Garhoud (04 702 2455).

The Meydan Hotel: Want to be as close as possible to the action? Starting from Dhs1,150, The Meydan Hotel is offering staycationers an opportunity to watch the race live from one of its 276 rooms facing the racecourse while enjoying some nibbles and unlimited bubbles in Farriers as well as a spot in The Millennium Lounge should the inclination take hold.

From Dhs1,150. Fri Mar 26-Sat Mar 27. Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, (04 381 3333).

Star N Bars: A quintessential US sports bar with large screens, video game machines, pinball machines, foosball tables, very happy hours plus get grub make Stars N Bars a great place to watch the Dubai World Cup before, during and after the action, Timeoutdubai noted.

Open Sun-Thu noon-1am, Fri-Sat 10am-1am. Shop N 52, North, La Mer, Jumeirah 1, (04-349-9903).

Dubai World Cup 2021: How to stream online?

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Photo: Grandnational


We’re kicking off our list with fuboTV, a platform that’s specifically marketed toward sports fans. There are four bundles you can start off with – fubo ($44.99/mo) and fubo Extra ($49.99/mo). Then, you can pile up extra channels from the packs that are available on fuboTV, or maybe even premium networks. This will push up your monthly bill, but if you get the channels you love, it’s all worth it.

On fuboTV, you’re going to find NBC Sports in the two main bundles – fubo and fubo Extra. They both feature great collections of channels so you’re going to have to figure out which one is best for you. If you think you’

Sling TV

Another great option is to get Sling TV, which is one of the platforms that allow loads of customization to be done, so you can get the channels you really love. There are three bundles you can start off with – Orange ($25/mo), Blue ($25/mo), and Orange + Blue ($40/mo). You can then add channel packs grouped by interest – news, kids, entertainment, and so on – as well as premium networks. Sling TV features NBC Sports in the Blue and Orange + Blue bundles, so you can pick up whichever one you like best.


Hulu is another fabulous platform. Best known for the video-on-demand service it offers, they also added in a live TV plan that offers users access to dozens of TV channels, as well as the full VOD library for $39.99 per month. Now, you can also add a couple of extra channel packs, or premium networks, if you want more diversity. On Hulu, you’ll find the NBC Sports channels, so you can enjoy the Dubai World Cup and much more.

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YouTube TV

YouTube TV is another great option when you’re looking for a platform that comes with great perks and few complications. What we mean is that there’s only one bundle of channels on YouTube TV, so the only customization you can do comes from adding premium networks. The monthly subscription costs $40. Among the channels offered by YouTube TV, you can find NBC Sports, as well as many other sports-oriented channels.

DirecTV Now

irecTV Now is another great option for those who like to customize their services to the max. two featured bundles here – Plus($50/Mo) and Max($70/Mo) – and five older bundles that used to have a different name and used to cost half of what they do now – Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, and Optimo Mas– you have plenty of options from the get-go. Then, you can add premium networks, as well as extra channel packs and even international bundles, if that’s what you’re looking for.

PlayStation Vue

Finally, you can get PlayStation Vue. This one got the highest score among all live TV platforms when we reviewed them thanks to all the great perks. But first things first – there are four bundles offered here, so you can pick whichever one you like best – Access ($44.99/mo), Core ($49.99/mo), Elite ($59.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo). Then, you can add a couple of channel packs grouped by interest, or even premium networks.

VPN - From anywhere in the world

Horse racing first started when humans domesticated horses. It is a very popular sport and is loved by many people from all around the world. The fans of the sport are in different countries and not everyone can be present at the location where the event takes place, that’s where a VPN comes to the rescue. In some countries, you may not be able to view the live stream of horse racing due to geo-restrictions. A VPN helps overcome these restrictions, so you can easily watch the horse racing events from anywhere in the world, Programminginsider listed.

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