The Ruler of Dubai has been highlighting the importance of horse racing's resumption in the UAE, while attending the Super Saturday event at Meydan racecourse.
The fixture puts the runners and riders through their paces ahead of the Dubai World Cup on March 27.
Speaking to owners, trainers and participants in the seven-round race, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, underscored the importance of resuming horse racing in the country.
"Life has to continue despite all the challenges besetting the world due to the coronavirus pandemic. The UAE, being part of this world, is tirelessly endeavouring, including all state departments, economic, health and leisure facilities, and all other bodies concerned, to resume normalcy while complying with the stringent precautionary measures adopted by the State to ensure the safety and security of all segments of society and help them weather the fallout of this pandemic," His Highness said.
محمد بن راشد يشهد سباق السبت الممتاز "سوبر ساترداي" للخيول الذي جرى عصر اليوم على مضمار ميدان في منطقة ند الشبا في دبي على مدى سبعة أشواط يبلغ مجموع جوائزها المالية مليون وسبعمائة ألف دولار أمريكي. pic.twitter.com/C96azGwYaV— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 6, 2021