Dubai World Cup 2013

Credit: NASAOn March 30, Animal Kingdom, a 5-year old American racehorse, won the Dubai World Cup, a horse race held annually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai World Cup was started in 1996, and is known as the “richest” horse race since it gives out the largest prize money in horse racing (US$10 million). You can watch part of the race here

Dubai is famous for many things, one of them being the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The building goes up over half a mile into the sky. It is 828m (2,716ft) high. The World and the Palm Jumeirah  Islands are huge islands being built off the coast of Dubai – they are in the shape of the continents and a palm tree. The image is of the Palm Jumeirah seen from the International Space Station.

Image Credits: NASA for Palm Jumeirah’s image