A reflection of Dubai’s increasing importance on the global stage is the number of world-class world-class sporting events that are now hosted in the emirate. The following are five of the best on offer in 2013.
Dubai Marathon, 25th January
The Dubai Marathon attracts an elite field as well plucky amateurs, with over 17,000 runners in last year’s race.
Dubai Desert Classic, 28th January – 3rd February
The Dubai Desert Classic is a premier tournament on the European PGA Golf Tour and has been won by Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els and Tiger Woods.
Dubai Tennis Championship, 18th February – 3rd March
The top players from the men’s and women’s tours will be competing at the Dubai Tennis Championship, where Roger Federer defeated Andy Murray in last year’s thrilling final.
Dubai Polo Gold Cup, 25th February – 15th March
Playing host to some of the best polo teams in the world, the Dubai Polo Gold Cup is a great day.
Dubai World Cup, 31st March
More than 50,000 racegoers attend the Dubai World Cup, the horse-loving emirate’s top race meeting.