About Meydan Racecourse

The Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse will serve as a major business and conference district and a conduit for lifestyle, entertainment and sports. It extends 1.6km on a linear, ‘land scraper’ plane that has a full capacity accommodating up to 60,000 people.

Crowned by a dramatic, cantilevered Crescent Roof that features curved solar and titanium panels that maximize the building’s energy consumption efficiency, the iconic Meydan Grandstand is a unique and ‘intelligent’ development that is equipped with hospitality facilities that offer world-class services for discerning horsemen, patrons, travellers and guests alike.
It houses the world’s first five-star trackside hotel; The Meydan, which offers unobstructed views of the racetracks, and also houses an exciting mix of food and beverage establishments, a covered car park for up to 8,600 cars, the Meydan Museum and Gallery, an IMAX Theatre and the Meydan Marina. The Dubai Racing Club and Emirates Racing Authority and the new Meydan Freezone Corporation offices will also be located within the Grandstand facility.

Opened for the racing season on January 28, 2010, the Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse is best known for being the new home of the Dubai World Cup to be held on March 30, 2019. Prize money for the meeting of US$ 35 million attracts the best race horses in the world.

Corporations and high net worth individuals will be right in the thick of all the action from one of 78 exclusive Meydan Grandstand Corporate Suites which will offer guests unparalleled views, levels of luxury, customer comfort and integrated technology to create what will be the ultimate horseracing experience.

Born from the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse is culmination of what will be the definitive benchmark for any global sporting destination.

Dubai Racing Club Committee

HE Sheikh Rashed bin Dalmook bin Juma Al Maktoum , Chairman
Major General Dr. Mohammed Essa Al Adhab, Member - General Manager
Mr. Khalifa Thani bin Abood Al Falasi, Member

Mr. Hamad Al Shamsi - Deputy General Manager
Mr. Mike Wanklin, Racing Advisor


Key facts

Size of Racecourse district: 67 million sq ft

The Meydan Hotel: Will adjoin the Grandstand, with over 95% of the 290 rooms and suites having a direct, unobstructed view of the racetrack

Grandstand capacity: 20,000 tiered seating and over 60,000 capacity for the Grandstand

Total Grandstand building length: 1.6km, including the Boathouse and receiving barns

Total car park wingspan (in the shape of a falcon): 1.3km

Car park capacity: Up to 8,600 cars

Tracks: 1750m (8.75 furlongs) Dirt surface and 2400m (12 furlongs) Turf tracks 

Other features surrounding the Grandstand include: 

Facilities include world-class horseracing facilities such as receiving barns and stables for horses, all-weather surface practice track, jockey and horsemen’s lounges, amongst others.