2
Apr
2014

Racing in Dubai

Last weekend we headed to Dubai to meet up with friends who had a horse running at the Dubai World Cup race meeting.

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Of course I packed Glass, but must admit, I was a little uncertain about how it may be received and so I prepared to be super conservative in my use. It turned out to be an unfounded concern as surprisingly no one even gave it a second look. It was a Glass-wearing first for me!

Like everything in Dubai, Meydan racecourse is super-sized and included a full sound stage for the J-Lo concert that was being held there straight after the racing!

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Racing without any gambling created a really different atmosphere, with nowhere near as much crowd engagement as would be typical at an Australian racetrack.

As evening fell, the lights came on & my first ever night racing experience started!

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In addition to the event being held at night, a key difference to a typical Australian racing experience was the ‘halftime’ entertainment of fireworks  & dancing robots!

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We were there to watch Twilight Eclipse run and it got more and more exciting as Race 8 drew closer.

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An added bonus was that we could go down to the parade ring and get up close to the action and the horses before they hit the track.

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The horse didn’t win, but what an amazing event to be part off! Plus, it was a great opportunity to visit one of the largest and most modern racetracks I’ve ever seen.

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All, as always, made easier to capture wearing Glass.

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