DUBAI: UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the reception party held by Falcon and Partners on Friday at the Burj Khalifa Boulevard on the occasion of Dubai World Cup 2012. The reception was attended by over 400 businessmen, sport icons and distinguished personalities from all over the world.

Sheikh Mohammed discussed with the guests the latest UAE sport accomplishments especially in the field of horse races and the developments took place over the past few years. His Highness highlighted the importance of horse races for the UAE and the Arab region in general as it directly connected to the Gulf and Arab culture.

Princess Haya Bin Al Hussain, wife of Sheikh Mohammed, also attended the reception.

Princess Haya delivered a welcoming speech and stated that Dubai World Cup became one of the most distinguished and prestigious events in the world’s sport agenda and attracts participants and enthusiasts worldwide.  She also stated that Meydan is one of the prominent international sport facilities.

She wished for Dubai’s guest a pleasant stay in their second home, the UAE.