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DUBAL sponsors high-class card at Meydan

Aluminium smelter proud to sponsor race at Dubai World Cup Carnival

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 17:52 January 30, 2013
  • Gulf News

Dubai: State-owned Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) renews its long-term partnership with Meydan Racecourse on Thursday evening by sponsoring an exciting card headed by the featured Group 2 Al Rashidiya over 1,800m on the turf.

With a card worth an impressive $930,000 (Dh3.4 million) in prize money, DUBAL is one of an elite raft of sponsors that back the 11 race days of the world-renowned Dubai World Cup Carnival.

DUBAL’s Vice-President of Corporate Relations & International Affairs, Khalid Bu Humaid, said: “A world-class aluminium smelter, and the nation’s industrial flagship, DUBAL is proud to sponsor Dubai Racing Club’s annual Dubai World Cup Carnival again in 2013. By partnering with this high-profile event for the last seven years, DUBAL has successfully promoted the social and economic growth of Dubai — to the benefit of the Emirate’s cosmopolitan population. Together, we shine.”

Malih Lahej Al Basti, ERA Board Member and Chairman of Racing Committee Meydan Group, said: “DUBAL has been a valued supporter of racing in the UAE since 2006, and we are very happy to welcome the company back to Meydan Racecourse this Thursday.

“DUBAL fully understands the importance of forging partnerships and the success and growth of horse racing in this country is thanks in large part to the vision and willingness of Dubai’s business leaders to put their names behind the sport.

“DUBAL is one of the key companies that has helped nurture the sport of kings.”

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