Group 2 Double-Header Highlights DUBAL-Sponsored Card Thursday

Al Rashidiya and Cape Verdi Promise First-Class Racing

Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) returns to Meydan Racecourse on Thursday January 20 2014 for a quality international card worth US$955,000 across six races, including the featured Group 2 Al Rashidiya and Cape Verdi contests.

DUBAL, the country’s largest primary aluminum producer and an industry leader in Dubai, is a regular feature of the Dubai World Cup Carnival and annually lends its name to one Racing at Meydan meeting and one Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting. This week DUBAL sponsors the 1800m Al Rashidiya as well as the 1600m Cape Verdi, a race for fillies and mares. Both contests carry prize money of $200,000.

DUBAL’s Khalid Essa Buhumaid said: “A world-class aluminum smelter, and one of the nation’s industrial flagships, DUBAL is proud to sponsor Dubai Racing Club’s annual Racing at Meydan and Dubai World Cup Carnival meetings again for the 2013/2014 season. By partnering with these high-profile events for the past eight 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, Meydan Board Member & Chairman Meydan Racing Committee, said: “We have enjoyed a long and successful association with DUBAL and are pleased to see this relationship continue to flourish. “DUBAL is one of the key businesses in Dubai that has truly grasped the important role that our industry leaders play in growing horse racing - a sport that is so integral to Emirati culture.”

DUBAL operates one of the world’s largest single-site primary aluminium smelters (>1 million tpa). High quality products are made in three main forms: foundry alloy; extrusion billet; and high purity. More than 300 customers are served in at least 57 countries, predominantly in Asia, Europe, the MENA region and the Americas. Approximately 3,800 people are employed by DUBAL, over 16 per cent being UAE Nationals. DUBAL also owns investments in bauxite/alumina projects; and a stake in a petroleum coke calciner plant in China.

DUBAL’s proprietary, in-house developed reduction cell technologies deliver best-in-class performance standards. DX Technology is operational in a 40-cell potline at DUBAL and EMAL Phase I (756 cells). DX+ Technology has been licensed to EMAL Phase II (444 cells), which is currently being energised.

Admission is free to the public areas of Meydan Racecourse and tickets start at Dh50, gates open at 5pm and the first race starts at 6.30pm.

Hospitality packages are available for a number of dining options. For further details please contact: +971 4327 2110, or click for online bookings