The world’s richest raceday and one of the biggest days in the city’s sporting and social calendar is set for Saturday March 31. The Dubai World Cup will see thousands of stylish racegoers treated to a stunning performance and the day will showcase nine top-class races and a total prize purse of US$30 million (Dhs110,000). Tickets for the Apron views area, which hosts the Style Stakes and post-race concert, are on sale for Dhs450 until Sunday March 18, and the price will rise to Dhs600 in the final fortnight. There are also plenty of build-up races in the lead-up as part of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, keeping racing fans happy from Thursday January 11 to Saturday March 10. Neigh-chance are we missing this (sorry). Prices vary. Dubai World Cup: Sat Mar 31; Dubai World Cup Carnival: Thu Jan 11 to Sat Mar 10.