Meydan Racecourse is a top-notch horse racing facility tied to the expansive Meydan Hotel. The racecourse in Dubai, UAE, was opened on 27 March 2010. It was opened to replace the Al Sheba course which stood on the same site. The sprawling complex includes a gallery, horseracing museum as well as the 5-star Meydan Hotel. The racetrack can hold a maximum capacity of over 60,000 spectators, placing it right up there with the best racing tracks in the world.
The racecourse cost a mind boggling $1.25 billion to construct and has a five-star hotel as well as the Maydan Marina, two racetracks as well as a Grandstand used for spectacular viewing during race meetings and entertaining guests all through the year.
The track has a 2,400m left-handed turf with a left-handed 8.75-furlong dirt. The track hosts race meetings that attract lots of fans from November to March. The most popular race is Dubai Cup Night, which is known to be the world’s richest race event- the prize money well over US$26.25 million. It also hosts other races such as the Dubai Carnival & Winter Challenge.
The awe-inspiring complex has a lot more to offer than horseracing and offers conference services and hospitality services when the racing calendar is yet to commence. The Meydan is one of the mega real estate projects known to be closely tied to Rashid Al Maktoum. The venue has hosted a lot of famous music artists such as Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Elton John, Sia and Janet Jackson. The hotel section has established itself as one of the finest places to stay for holiday makers looking to have some fun in the sand. The Meydan as surpassed a lot of the top racecourses and is known across the world for its sheer size, taste and grandeur. It is a fine place to spend time in.