The Meydan racecourse is one of the more recent but high quality race courses in the world today. It was conceptualized by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtoum, the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and the ruler of Dubai. This horse racing complex is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and was inaugurated on march 27, 2010. It came up in place of the Nad Al Sheba racecourse. Today, the Meydan racecourse has a seating capacity of 60,000 people and boasts of a grandstand that is a mile long.
Much thought has gone behind the design of this unique racecourse, so when there are no races happening it can still be used as an integrated facility for business networking and conferencing. Other features here include a horse racing museum that is on the anvil and also a gallery. Other unique features of this complex include a 9-hole golf course, Marina, the Meydan, which is the first 5-star trackside hotel that comes with a whopping 285 rooms, 2 race tracks, as well as the grandstand.
More about the Meydan Racecourse
The Meydan Racecourse is totally 7.5 million square meters and has a left-handed turf race track that is 2,400 meters long. It also has a left-handed Tapeta synthetic dirt course that is totally 1,750 meters (8.75 furlong). You find this in action between November and March and has a host of amazing races, including the Dubai International Racing Carnival, the Winter Racing Challenge, and the Dubai World Cup, which at $26.25 million in prize money is the richest race day in the world.
You can find out all you want to know about the events at the Meydan Racecourse by checking in at the website for Dubai Racing Club. At this website you get details about all the racing events for the year, including the events to launch the season and also the highlights of the season-ending show on the closing day. The details you get here include information regarding the upcoming racing calendar, tickets, the different players, including the horsemen, and also the different races scheduled for a season along with the relevant details.