The Dubai Turf, known as Dubai Duty Free 1996 to 2014. is a Group 1 flat horse race in the United Arab Emirates for four-year-old and above thoroughbreds run over a distance of 1,800 metres (1 mile 1 furlong) on the turf at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai during the Dubai World Cup Night in March.
|Group One race|
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|Race type||Thoroughbred – Flat racing|
|Website||Dubai World Cup|
|Qualification||Northern Hemisphere 4yo+ & Southern Hemisphere 3yo+|
|Weight||SH 3yo: 54.5kg.|
NH & SH 4yo+: 57kg. Allowance fillies and mares 2kg
It was first run in 1996 on dirt, with a distance of 2,000 metres (1 mile 2 furlongs). It was transferred to turf, and a distance of 1,777 metres, in 2000. The race attained Group 1 status in 2002. The name of the race is taken from its sponsors, Dubai Duty Free. Between 1996 and 2009 it was run at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. Since 2010 it has been run in Meydan, where it is run at 1,800 metres.
In 2006, the race became the second leg of the four race Asian Mile Challenge.
From 2015, DP World Signs sponsorship with Meydan Group, the race name renamed to Dubai Turf.
Speed record: (at current distance of 1,800 metres and Meydan Racecourse)
- 1:45.52 – Just A Way (2014)
Most wins by a jockey:
Most wins by a trainer:
- 6 – Saeed bin Suroor (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2013, 2018)
Most wins by an owner:
- 4 – Godolphin Racing (1997, 1998, 2013, 2018)