Think horses and Dubai and one is automatically transported to the Dubai World Cup. Such is the magnetism and charm of the world’s richest horse race. Due credit ought to be given to the long list of winners, the legends that have put the World Cup on the international stage. And to think that no horse has ever won this race more than once since its first running way back in 1996. There’s Dubai Millennium, Cigar, Singspiel, Captain Steve, Pleasantly Perfect, Electrocutionist, Invasor and last year’s winner Curlin. Dubai Millennium belongs to folklore for setting the fastest time on 1:59.50 when it won in 2000.

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During the past two decades, Dubai has emerged to become a global business hub and a regional leader through its innovative iconic projects and competitive business culture. As such, Dubai Airport’s around-the-clock operation welcomes thousands of travellers daily and provides them with an exclusive experience that is renowned internationally. In a special focus on airports, this article takes a close look at a project that is a proud feather in Habtoor Engineering Enterprises’ (HEE) cap: the Dubai International Airport.

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