Meydan Racecourse Project in Dubai
The new Meydan Racecourse in Dubai is set to be a landmark structure of great proportion. Excitement around this project has been building up for months, and with the final designs and ideas coming full circle, it is finally time to start construction on one of the most spectacular sites of Dubai. The Meydan Racecourse will have everything the horse racing enthusiast can dream of and more. It will be a symbol of luxury, hospitality and wonder.
Designers of this magnificent horse racing course have designed the racetrack, the stands and the other buildings according to research and surveys that have been done with the assistance of the public, racehorse owners, breeders and jockeys. Ensuring that each decision and design feature would accommodate everyone that makes use of the track was a huge undertaking, but looking at the models of the Meydan Racecourse that were released, it was worth every effort. This racecourse will set a new standard for tracks around the world, and it will definitely be an unmatched project.
International spectators and racehorse owners will no longer have to find accommodation in Dubai’s hotels scattered across the city. The Meydan Racecourse will have a five star hotel at the track, eliminating inconvenient travel issues to and from Dubai’s hotels, combining luxury accommodation with the racing action. Spectators will also be able to arrive at the racecourse by boat! A canal will be constructed that will run off the Dubai Creek. The canal will be four kilometers long, and end at the boathouse and the breathtaking marina. For those without a boat, there will be a massive parking area that will be able to offer secure parking for an estimated ten thousand vehicles. The seating in the grandstand will be able to seat approximately fifty to sixty thousand spectators and there will be a number of private boxes and hospitality suits. Restaurants will feed the hungry masses, and before or after the races guests can visit the Godolphin Gallery and the racing museum. It will also be the new home of the Dubai Racing Club, and the Meydan Racecourse will eventually replace the nearby Nad al Sheba Racecourse as soon as construction is complete. The facility will be finished off with an eighteen-hole championship golf course and business unit.
Many trainers, veterinarians, breeders and owners have praised Sheikh Mohammed for this breathtaking venture, believing that the Meydan Racecourse will bring change to the entire horse racing industry. If all goes according to plan, the racecourse will be having its grand opening in conjunction with the start of the 2010 Dubai World Cup. There is no doubt that all eyes will be on this facility and thousands will scramble to be the first to sit on the grandstand and cheer on their favorite horse.