Dubai Racing Club (DRC) serves to organise and host horseracing at Meydan Racecourse, from November through to March, including the Dubai World Cup. Formed in 1992 to further develop and promote horseracing in Dubai, the first races held under rules were contested in March 1992 at the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse. Dubai World Cup is the highlight of Dubai’s sporting and social calendar and attracts the best horses and riders from all over the world.
It is the world’s most spectacular race day with a total prize money of US$ 30.5 million for the showcase of nine races, including US$ 12 million at stake in the title contest. Meydan Racecourse is the world’s largest integrated racing facility and the racing season plays a key role in international horse racing.
Expansive, state-of-the-art outdoor arena & grandstand hosting horse racing & equestrian events. Meydan Racecourse is a racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The grandstand is over a mile in length, and can accommodate over 60,000 spectators.
Meydan opened on 27 March 2010, replacing Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, which formerly occupied the same site. It includes a horseracing museum, gallery and five-star hotel and nine-hole golf course. When not in use for racing it serves as a business and conference centre. The track’s interior was also used as a filming location for the film Star Trek Beyond depicting the docking bay where the U.S.S. Enterprise is moored including the bar scene during the film’s climax which contains a ship construction bay.