An action-packed horse racing calendar continues in the new year at Meydan Racecourse with the Dubai World Cup Carnival. The carnival runs from January to March every year, leading up to Dubai World Cup, and is contested by international jockeys and thoroughbreds. January 2 will kick off the first race of the season as the series continues every Thursday until March 7. Spectators can gain free access to a limited section within the Meydan Grandstand. Other venues along the race track offer five-star all-inclusive hospitality packages with buffet options and free-flowing beverages.