The Dubai Racing Club announced that its seventh race meeting at the Meydan Racecourse on 1 January 2022 will be dedicated to celebrating the #DubaiDestinations initiative that was launched recently to highlight the exceptional events and activities offered by the emirate.
The move is part of the government’s efforts aimed at enhancing the UAE’s profile as a leading global destination and making Dubai the world’s best city to reside in and visit, an official statement said.
The first race night of the new year will feature a total of seven races including the ‘UAE 1000 Guineas Trial’, with the total value of all prizes exceeding AED800,000.
Each of the day’s seven races will be named after one of Dubai’s iconic destinations, beginning with the ‘Etihad Museum’ maiden race followed by the second maiden race ‘Dubai Frame’, with both races being dedicated to Purebred Arabians horses.
The Thoroughbred races will begin with the Al Jaddaf Mile presented by the ‘Museum of the Future’, followed by four races bearing the names of tourist destinations in Dubai such as ‘Ain Dubai’; ‘Burj Al Arab’; ‘Burj Khalifa’, and ‘The Palm Jumeirah’.
Sheikh Rashid bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Racing Club, said that Dubai Racing Club is keen to support the #DubaiDestinations initiative as part of its efforts to further raise Dubai’s profile as a leading global destination, in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the statement said.
The racecourse attracts thousands of visitors every year from all over the world to follow its events and races, the statement said.
A prominent sports and tourism destination in Dubai, the Meydan Racecourse features a 1.6 km-long grandstand that can accommodate around 60,000 spectators. It also features one of the largest screens in the world that is about 100 meters in length, allowing spectators to have a clear view of the horse races.
The Meydan Racecourse attracts participants and visitors from inside and outside the country to its races and championships, most notably the Dubai World Cup Carnival and the popular ‘Super Saturday’ evening organized at the end of the Carnival, in addition to the most prominent horse racing event, the ‘Dubai World Cup’, which features elite horses and riders from across the world.