Meydan Racecourse (Dubai)

Meydan Racecourse Dubai

With a seating capacity of 60,000, the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai is yet another feather in the cap of the city’s world class sporting infrastructure. Inaugurated on the 27th of March in the year 2010, this racecourse comes with a grandstand as much as a mile long. The roar of the spectators on the grandstand cheering the horses on is a treat to watch.

The premises of the Meydan Racecourse Dubai house a horse racing museum, a nine-hole golf course, and a luxurious 5 Star hotel. The racecourse also acts as a center for conferences and seminars during the off season. The Dubai Racing Club is the owner of this magnificent racecourse, a property the club is truly proud of.

The Meydan Racecourse hosts iconic races that often see a gathering of the who’s who of Dubai’s elite. You may also spot a few celebrities boasting of international popularity at the races. The racecourse hosts iconic races including the Dubai World Cup, the Dubai Turf, the Dubai Sheema Classic and more. Popular film scenes have been shot here including one from the cult Star Trek Series, Star Trek Beyond. 

The four sub districts here at the racecourse—the Meydan Racecourse, the Meydan Horizons, the Meydan Metropolis, and the Meydan Godolphin Parks are an epitome of opulence and glamour. The racecourse has seen iconic pop stars including the likes of Elton John, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue and Santana perform here. During the races, the Meydan Racecourse is a grand show of pomp and grandeur.

Highlights of Meydan Racecourse

  • The Meydan Racecourse is a no less than a treasure trove for horse racing enthusiasts with it being host to many iconic races
  • It is also home to a luxurious 5 Star hotel, a golf course and a museum on horses
  • The Dubai World Cup and a host of much celebrated horse races are held here
  • The mile long Meydan Grandstand is a great sight where as many as 60,000 spectators erupt when the races are flagged off
  • The opulence and exoticism on display at the Meydan Racecourse is jaw dropping
  • The racecourse also has options for luxurious fine dining

The Location

At Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, UAE.

How to Reach the Meydan Racecourse?

The centrally located Meydan Racecourse is located in the heart of Dubai, just 10 minutes away from the Dubai World Trade Center & Dubai Mall . The Mall of the Emirates is just 17 kilometers away and the racecourse can be accessed easily from every part of Dubai. 

By Personal Vehicle

You’ll have to take the Sheikh Zayed Road and then drive into Exit 47.

Ticket Price

The ticket price of usually change as per the season. There are two types of tickets available: General Public and The Premium. More info about the ticket price is available here.


  • What’s the location of the ticket counters and when are they open?

The ticket counters are located between Gates B and C of the Meydan Grandstand. The operating hours are from 10:00am to 3:00pm, Sundays to Thursdays and from 8:00am to 8:00pm on days when races are held.

  • How am I to acquire tickets for the races?

The authorities at the Meydan Racecourse prefer that those willing to be present at the racecourse on race days opt for online bookings.

  • When are the hospitality and beverage packages served?

These are served for four hours and the servings begin half-an-hour before the commencement of the first race.

  • Are arrangements made for those on special diets?

Yes they are. One only needs to inform the ticket sales office in advance and it intimates the caterers. The caterers either confirm the availability of what the guest requires or suggest suitable alternatives.

  • What is the cancellation policy in place here?
  • If the tickets are cancelled with 4 weeks remaining before the race, a 100% refund is arranged
  • If the tickets are cancelled within 4 weeks of the race, no refund requests are entertained
  • Is there any dress code in place at the Meydan Racecourse?

Yes indeed, there is. All guests are requested to turn up in smart casuals. The authorities here reserve the right to deny entry to anyone considered to have arrived in what may be deemed inappropriate attire.

  • Do the booking confirmations serve the purpose of entry rights into the Grandstand?

No, they don’t. One needs to collect separate tickets from the counters.