A TRIP to Dubai and a luxury break at The K Club are among the prizes on offer for racegoers at the Curragh next Saturday.

Broadcaster, writer and impressionist Doireann Garrihy will be joined by rugby player and Love Island winner Greg O’Shea and Dubai Duty Free Fashion & Lifestyle Ambassador Bairbre Power in choosing the male and female winners of the Dubai Duty Free Most Stylish competition, in association with The K Club.

Presenting the prizes will be Breeda McLoughlin, wife of Dubai Duty Free’s executive vice chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin.

This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Go Big’. Doireann Garrihy explained: “This is the first summer since 2019 where there will be full attendance at the Curragh, and no restrictions when it comes to attending the races.

“To celebrate everyone coming together again, we’ll be on the lookout for people who have brought their ‘A game’ to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.

“Let’s go big and really have some fun! Big hat, big dress, big jewellery, big energy. We’ve waited long enough for this. We’d love to see people really go for it on the day.”

Sinead El Sibai, senior vice president of marketing with Dubai Duty Free, said: “This is our 15th year as title sponsor and our 21st year in association with the Curragh.

“Given that we can now return to full capacity crowds it is going to make this year very special. We are looking forward to once more being back at the Curragh and enjoying all that this special day brings in terms of racing and, of course, fashion, which plays a very big part on the day.”

Asked what he will be looking for in the style stakes on the day, Greg O’Shea commented: “Personally, I love to see men and women really own their look. Yes, you can put on a great dress or a dapper suit but going big with energy and confidence can really make someone stand out from the crowd in what they are wearing. That’s something we are really looking to find on the day too when on the ground at the Curragh.”

Paul Heery, general Manager of The K Club, added: “The K Club is delighted to be part of this internationally-anticipated day of sport and style, and our judges will certainly have their work cut out to find the Dubai Duty Free Most Stylish titles in what will be the biggest crowd for years.

“It’s going to be a big day out, full of fun, glamour and style – just what we love at The K Club.”

Incredible prizes

The Most Stylish Lady will walk away with a holiday of a lifetime, at home and abroad, courtesy of Dubai Duty Free and The K Club. The prize consists of return flights for two to Dubai with five glorious nights in Dubai Duty Free’s own five-star hotel, The Jumeirah Creekside. They also receive €1,000 in spending money at the award-winning airport retailer.

Back on home soil, the winner and a guest will be treated to a two-night stay in a luxurious Liffey Suite at The K Club, dinner on one evening in South Bar & Restaurant, spa treatments, plus transfers to or from Dublin Airport (if required).

The Most Stylish Man will receive a fantastic five-star K Club VIP experience which includes two nights in a luxury suite, dinner on both evenings in two of the resort’s stylish and buzzing new restaurants, The Palmer and South, and a long list of fabulous resort activities including segway tours, spa treatments, whiskey tasting, clay-pigeon shooting and a €500 voucher to spend at nearby Kildare Village,

Gates at the Curragh for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby open at 11am next Saturday.

Booking your ticket online in advance is recommeneded as there are special offers available.

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