The 2020 edition of the Dubai World Cup will be held on March 28 without paid hospitality spectators at the Meydan Racecourse.
Dubai Racing Club confirmed that the event will be closed off to general spectators as part of the UAE government's precautionary measures against COVID-19.
According to a statement on its website, all supporting events, including the Post-Position Draw (Wednesday, March 25), Breakfast with the Stars (Thursday, March 26) and Welcome Reception (Thursday, March 26), will not take place.
Race day events, including entertainment, have also been cancelled.
Dubai World Cup horse race to be held on March 28 but without paid hospitality spectators at Meydan race course. pic.twitter.com/d1Dq1BSI7r— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 12, 2020
Only horse connections, racing officials, accredited media and sponsors will be permitted entry.
All races will be contested and regulated in a standard fashion and results will be recorded officially.