Abu Dhabi gears up to stage
HH Sheikh Mansoor festival finale
The stage is set for the grand finales of the sixth edition of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival under the slogan of ‘One World, 6 Continents’.
The six-day festivity kicks off on Tuesday with the official draw of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak World Championships of both Ladies and Apprentices at the Eastern Mangroves Anantara at 12 noon on November 4 and culminates with the big night at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club on Sunday November 9.
Top ERA Officials, Pat Buckley Racing Director of the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, the Sponsors, trainers and owners will monitor the event which will be streamed live on the AD Sports Channel, the official website of the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival www.sheikhmansoorfestival.com, the App and Android "Arabian Races Festival".
On Wednesday, November 5, 800 guests representing 56 countries from the six continents are expected in Abu Dhabi, the Capital of World Arabian Horse Racing.
On Thursday, November 6, all guests will attend the afternoon camel race at Al Wathba Camel Race Track, and a press conference at the same venue to announce the start of the ‘One World, 6 Continents, Abu Dhabi, The Capital of the World Arabian Horse Racing’.
Later in the evening, the representatives of the world Arabian racing community will be welcomed at the Emirates International Endurance Village, Al Wathba to enjoy the hospitality of the Emirati in the heart of the desert.
The HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak International Conference on Education and Training will be held over Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8, to discuss and determine on various topics in different fields of the sport.
Speakers including leading American legend jockey Chris McCarron, with more than 5,000 victories in racing will be among the prominent international figures on the podium.
On November 9, the Grand finales of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Festival World One World, 6 Continents, Abu Dhabi The Capital will be held at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club and followed by the closing ceremony at the Walk of the Eastern Mangroves.
The HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival is organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and coordinated by Abu Dhabi Sports Council in association with Emirates Racing Authority, IFAHR and Emirates Arabian Horse Society, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , the General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare with Arabtec Holding PJSC as the Official Partner and Emirates airline as the official carriers and sponsored by Invest AD, Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Rashid Investment, Al Awani General Enterprises, Kabale, Al Wathba Centre, the UAE's General Women's Union, the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition 2014, Dr. Nader Saab Switzerland, Al Wathba Center, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, Eastern Mangroves Suites-Abu Dhabi by Jannah, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel and Racing Post.
Source: HH SH Mansoor Global Arabian Flat Racing Festival / Satya Narayan
Photo: Morhaf Al Assaf