|Group 2 race|
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||1,900 metres (1 3/16 miles)|
|Qualification||3-year-olds from the Northern & 4-year-olds from the Southern Hemisphere|
|Weight||NH: 54.5kg. - SH: 59.5kg Allowance fillies 2kg.|
The UAE Derby is a Group 2 flat horse race in the United Arab Emirates for three-year-old thoroughbreds run over a distance of 1,900 metres (approximately 9.5 furlongs) on the Tapeta at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. It takes place annually during the Dubai World Cup Night on the last Saturday in March.
It was first run in 2000 and attained Group 2 status two years later. The distance of the race was increased to 2,000 metres (10 furlongs) in 2002, before reverting to 1,800 metres in 2004, and increased again to 1,900 meters in 2010. The race is open to both Northern and Southern Hemisphere three-year-olds.
The UAE Derby currently offers a purse of US$2 million.
- 1:47.04 – Express Tour (At former distance of 1,800 metres)
Most wins by an owner:
- 7 – Godolphin Racing (2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011)
Most wins by a jockey:
Most wins by a trainer:
- 7 – Saeed bin Suroor (2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011)