Meydan Racecourse Masterplan
Horse racing is one of the premier events in the sports calendar of the UAE.
Horseracing is one of the premier events in the sports calendar of the UAE. Hosting the most prestigious horse racing event in the world, the Dubai World Cup finds its permanent home in Meydan Grandstand through its inaugural operation in the March 2010. The grandstand design exemplifies horserace viewing of exceptional character capturing the essence of speed as a flash of light in the built form.
The grandstand, with graceful and sleek horizontal lines combined with the attributes of glass and steel materials, becomes the focal point of the horseracing complex in Dubai. Offering panoramic views of the racetracks from the bleachers to well-appointed private suites, the grandstand provides over 80,000 seating capacity. The Meydan Grandstand with a length of over 1 kilometer is landscraper. By its sheer size and magnitude, the grandstand brings everyone right at the doorstep of all the action. The strong horizontal lines of the grandstand reflect the overall building character of linearity. At night, it transforms into a breathtaking scene of lights and shadows evocative of the excitement within.
Equipped with hospitality facilities that offer world-class services for the discerning patrons and guests, Meydan Grandstand shall include the world’s first trackside hotel, the Royal Enclosure, a wide selection of hospitality suites that allow dining and socials amidst the glitter of the world-famous Dubai skyline, the Meydan Gallery and Museum, and the Falcon Park – a carpark facility for 10,000 cars. These design features truly set Meydan Grandstand into a class of its own.
Setting Meydan apart are the extensive facilities for horses that include receiving barns, paddocks, stables, turf and dirt tracks, training tracks, jockey and horsemen’s lounges, underscoring Meydan’s definition of what an international horseracing facility truly means.
The rebirth of the grandstand into a world-class venue for the most prestigious horserace in the world is the commitment of Meydan to the people of Dubai and to the horseracing community of the world.