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2019 Ironman 70.3 Dubai Calling all long-distance athletes. Mark a date in your diary for Dubai’s next annual Ironman event as the city prepares to host a Half Ironman in February 2019 with participants braving the Gulf waters, Arabian dunes and city streets. Following on from the success of the 2018 event, Ironman 70.3 Dubai will once again criss-cross the city, with athletes kicking off this gruelling back-to-back event close to Umm Suqeim Park. Hitting the water first, with a 1.9km swim in the shadow of Burj Al Arab, followed by a 90km bike ride and finishing off with a 21.1km run deep into the desert dunes,  catch all the excitement from the sidelines or sign up to participate and even qualify for the Ironman World Championship. Watch this space for additional details and the exact date closer to the event.

The Dubai World Cup is an annual horse race in Dubai which is held at the Meydan Racecourse. Founded in 1996, the event was created through the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The Dubai World Cup provides a truly global stage upon which the best horses in the world come to compete and has established itself as one of the most important events in the international horse racing calendar. Each year, UAE residents and visiting guests from around the world flock to the state-of-the-art Meydan grandstand to catch all of the exciting equestrian action.