Horseracing began in the Emirate of Dubai in October 1981, when the dusty Camel Track hosted the first Thoroughbred racemeeting. Three races were run - a sprint, a mile and a mile and a half, organised by the office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Message from our Chairman
It is with great pleasure that we welcome everyone to Meydan Racecourse, where the world’s finest come to race. We await Meydan’s annual racing season, the running of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, and our signature event, the world’s richest day in racing, the Dubai World Cup.