The largest and most luxurious racecourse in the world built in Dubai is called Meydan Racecourse. It was opened by Emir Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in January 2010. The total area of Meydan racecourse is 6.2 million square meters which is a huge construction that can accommodate over 20 thousand people (the length is 1,6 kilometers), a historical museum of racecourse, five star “deluxe” hotel with the capacity of 290 rooms with balconies offering a spectacular view of the arena, fabulous restaurants, IMAX cinema (595 spectators), a huge car parking space (8622) etc.
Apart from that, the largest racecourse in the world – Meydan Dubai – has the longest race track with a natural grass surface of 2400 meters’ length. In addition, there is also an all-weather track with an artificial turf which is made of polyprophele that stimulates the ground and is not new to European jockeys (with the length of 1750 meters). The Meydan Racecourse in Dubai is not just huge, it is 10 or even 20 times bigger than any other existing racecourse in the world. You can watch races directly from the stands, balconies of the hotel rooms as well as from the roof terrace of hotel and while swimming in the large pool. With respect to the visitors, the largest LED-panel screen (110x10meters) is installed to watch races near the stands.
From the beginning of November to March, Meydan Racecourse in Dubai holds a large number of equestrian competitions including Dubai World Cup Night, Winter Racing Challenge and Dubai International Racing Carnival. Meydan Racecourse in Dubai consists of four different styles of thematic blocks such as Metropolis, Racecourse, Godolphin Parks and Horizons and therefore can be considered not only the greatest race track in the world but also “city within a city”. In addition, The Meydan Racecourse Dubai project would also include, after completion, commercial spaces along with shopping centers, residential apartments, different types of facilities for offices, water channel, promenade, galleries and many other things to do and enjoy.
With respect to the innovation in technology, design and size, the Meydan racecourse in Dubai has become undoubtedly a masterpiece of architecture with the value estimated at 2, 7 billion dollars.