It was Udab's second triumph in the capital, and trainer Doug Watson was keen on giving him a run again in three weeks' time.
"Udab won at Meydan in the all-weather last season and, this season, he seems to be going well.
Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, is well represented with four runners, among them Udab, top-weight Tanfeet, Rasmy and Amn.
Udab was a comfortable winner of his most recent start at Abu Dhabi under Dane O'Neill, who makes way for Shaikh Hamdan's first jockey Paul Hanagan.
While Pat Dobbs will be riding Mantoba, Dane O'Neill, retained by owner Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, chooses Udab
, on whom he finished eighth last year, over Mujrayt.
Paul Hanagan rides Udab
, also a course and distance winner, while stable jockey Pat Dobbs partners Dr Faustus.