Etisalat connects to Meydan this Thursday

Dubai, UAE, February 3, 2011 – United Arab Emirates telecommunications giant Etisalat has linked with the Dubai Racing Club to sponsor Thursday’s eight race meeting at Meydan, the fourth fixture of the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival.

CEO and Chairman of Meydan, Saeed H. Al-Tayer said: “Over the last four weeks we have seen some spectacular racing, with both track and class records being set and every contender doing their best to announce their presence and intention for the 2011 Dubai World Cup.

“Etisalat is one of the UAE’s most recognised companies and is leading the way in telecommunications for the region. It is with great pleasure that we welcome them once again to the Dubai International Racing Carnival and we wish all a very enjoyable evening.”

Abdulla Al Mana – General Manager of the Dubai Region, for Etisalat added: “It is part of Etisalat’s strategy to inspire competitive spirit and develop the UAE’s future through sporting activities, especially those that promote the country's rich heritage. Horse Racing is an essential part of Arabian life and culture and is also one of the UAE’s significant heritage sports.

“At Etisalat, we are therefore proud to fulfill our commitment in keeping this heritage alive by supporting a tradition that symbolises courage, loyalty and strength of the nation and its people. We believe that as the largest telecom service provider of the country, it is our responsibility to work in ways that will benefit the community. To that end, it is Etisalat’s great pleasure to be a major sponsor of the ‘Dubai International Racing Carnival 2011.”