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, and the Meydan Museum and Gallery. 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 26, 2022. 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


His Excellency Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum

Member - General Manager

Major General Expert Mohammed Essa Al Adhab


Mr Khalifa Thani bin Abood Al Falasi

Upcoming races

Meydan racecourse

Saturday, 30 March 2024
Time Race
15:30 - Race 1 - Dubai Kahayla Classic 
Purebred Arabian • Group 1 • For 5YO+ • 2000m • DIRT • USD 1,000,000
16:05 - Race 2 - Godolphin Mile Sponsored by EMAAR 
Thoroughbred • Group 2 • For NH & SH 4YO+ For SH 3YO • 1600m • DIRT • USD 1,000,000
16:40 - Race 3 - Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors 
Thoroughbred • Group 2 • For NH & SH 4YO+ For SH 3YO • 3200m • TURF • USD 1,000,000
17:15 - Race 4 - Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by AZIZI Developments 
Thoroughbred • Group 1 • For NH & SH 3YO+ • 1200m • TURF • USD 1,500,000
17:50 - Race 5 - UAE Derby 
Thoroughbred • Group 2 • For NH & SH 3YO • 1900m • DIRT • USD 1,000,000
18:25 - Race 6 - Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Nakheel 
Thoroughbred • Group 1 • For NH & SH 3YO+ • 1200m • DIRT • USD 2,000,000
19:10 - Race 7 - Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World 
Thoroughbred • Group 1 • For NH & SH 4YO+ For SH 3YO • 1800m • TURF • USD 5,000,000
20:00 - Race 8 - Longines Dubai Sheema Classic 
Thoroughbred • Group 1 • For NH & SH 4YO+ For SH 3YO • 2410m • TURF • USD 6,000,000
20:35 - Race 9 - Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline 
Thoroughbred • Group 1 • For NH & SH 4YO+ For SH 3YO • 2000m • DIRT • USD 12,000,000
Major race

Season calendar

The track

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.

Track specifications

Left handed

Oval Distance:

1750m (8.75f)


1400m / 1600m


25m (approx. 82ft)

Banking on the turns:


Banking on the straightaway:


Distance from final turn to finish line:

400m (2f)

Left handed

Oval Distance:

2400m (12f)


1200m / 2000m


30m (approx. 88ft)

Banking on the turns:


Banking on the straightaway:


Distance from final turn to finish line:

450m (2.25f)


Meydan Racecourse & Dubai Racing Club

Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba,
PO Box 9305, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 (4) 327 077

Fax: +971 (4) 327 077


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