Meydan announces ticket prices and hospitality packages for the upcoming 2010/2011 racing season

Meydan announces ticket prices and hospitality packages for the upcoming 2010/2011 racing season
Kicking off on November 11 with the Winter Meet, guests and corporate clients can look forward to the hospitality and entertainment at Meydan Grandstand and The Meydan hotel
Dubai, UAE, 10 November 2010 – Meydan announces the much anticipated ticket prices and hospitality packages for the 2010/2011 racing season today. Kicking off with the Winter Meet on 11 November 2010, guests and race goers can expect to be delighted with an evening at the races as they select from various ticket, dining and entertainment options. Set amidst a unique and exciting venue, patrons will have full trackside views by which to enjoy the racing action, and be able to host private and corporate events in a luxurious and suitable setting with excellent hospitality.
‘Fizzy Nights at Meydan’ is a new attraction this season, presenting a unique way to spend an evening at the races. Offering a bubbly twist for race nights, guests can enjoy an international buffet spread and in-house beverages with a spectacular view of the finishing line. Located right next to the Parade Ring at Meydan Grandstand, the Parade Ring Lounge offers an ideal location for light refreshments and beverages while bringing race goers into the heart of the most excitement on any race night.
Guests can also choose an unrivalled race experience by booking into The Meydan’s luxurious rooms and suites over a racing weekend. The destination to experience the best of the 2010/2011 season with glitz, glamour and gourmet, The Meydan’s world-class hospitality and personalised service will ensure an elegantly unrivalled weekend in Dubai. The Meydan’s exquisite dining options from the privacy of a suite, the rooftop, or trackside restaurants and terraces create an awe-inspiring way to savour the best moments of the evening.
Mr. Mohammad A. Nasser Al Khayat, Commercial Director of Meydan said: “We are very pleased to announce the ticket and hospitality package options for the upcoming racing season at Meydan as well as the anticipation over the return of our Winter Meet. As we focus on making an evening at the races enjoyable for all, there are a range of options to cater to each and every race goer. General Admission remains free as it is our intention to continue to support the exposure and popularity of flat racing to the public, but we will also provide options for access to premium areas for patrons who may want to host and entertain their own exclusive events. Corporate guests will continue to be delighted this year with our Grandstand Corporate Suite packages, which present a luxurious, personalised and unforgettable way to enjoy a race night here at Meydan."
Mr. Abdin Nasralla, Vice President of Meydan Hotels and Hospitality added: “We offer a unique race night experience here at The Meydan. With even more options to select from this season, guests can choose an exciting stay over a racemeeting weekend in one of The Meydan’s luxuriously fitted rooms or suites, dine at one of our popular restaurants; Prime, Shiba and Bas Pasta, or choose to enjoy the races from the outdoor terraces at Farriers or the Millennium Lounge for a more entertaining spin to the evening. Our corporate packages are also priced to please and we look forward to welcoming our guests for yet another thrilling racing season and another memorable stay at The Meydan."
General admission to Meydan Grandstand is free, with ticketed entry prices starting from AED 50. Hospitality and dining packages at Meydan Grandstand start from AED 600, and corporate packages are priced from AED 750 per person. Overnight stay packages at The Meydan start from AED 1,100 per night, while guests can dine a la carte in Prime, Shiba or Bas Pasta restaurant. Alternatively, guests could enjoy ‘The Meydan Seafood Extravaganza & BBQ’ in Farriers at AED 250 per person. Corporate packages at The Meydan are also available from AED 170 per person.
All tickets and hospitality packages for Meydan Grandstand are now available for purchase or booking through the Dubai Racing Club website, and more information is available at
For reservations or further information on rooms and corporate packages at The Meydan, please contact The Meydan at +971 4 381 3333 or email
For reservations or further information on dining at The Meydan, please contact The Meydan at +971 4 366 5375 or email
General Admission is free, with limited access within Meydan Grandstand, Apron Views, to the Grandstand seats and the indoor food court. Doors for General Admission open from 5.00 pm.
Tickets to Premium Seating are AED 50 for the Winter and Spring Meets, AED 100 for the Dubai International Racing Carnival (DIRC), and AED 150 for DIRC Super Thursday which is on March 3rd, 2011. Premium Seating is located opposite the finishing line with light snacks available for purchase from bar and food kiosks located in the vicinity. The bar and food kiosks are open from 5.30 pm until the last race.
Tickets to the Parade Ring Lounge are AED 100 for Winter and Spring Meets, AED 150 for DIRC, and AED 175 for DIRC Super Thursday. Located across the Mezzanine and Ground floors of Meydan Grandstand, the Parade Ring Lounge is adjacent to the Parade Ring, bringing patrons right into the thick of the action. Entry to the Parade Ring Lounge is for guests aged 21 years and above only, and open from 5.30 pm to midnight.
The Tiered Restaurant offers Meydan Grandstand’s signature dining experience. Located above the Parade Ring across Levels 2 and 3, this 4-tiered glass-fronted restaurant offers stunning views of the racing action. Dining packages at the Tiered Restaurant are AED 600 at the Winter and Spring Meets, AED 750 at DIRC, and AED 950 on DIRC Super Thursday. A set menu with carvery style entrées will be served from 6.00 pm, with standard house beverages.
Packages for ‘Fizzy Nights at Meydan’ are at AED 750 at the Winter and Spring Meets and DIRC, and AED 950 for DIRC Super Thursday. Children under the age of 12 years dine for AED 375 at the Winter and Spring Meets, DIRC, and DIRC Super Thursday. The buffet is served from 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm.
Corporate guests can choose from a wide selection of Corporate Suites located on Levels 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 at Meydan Grandstand, catered to their specific requirements. Floor plans of each suite are available for viewing on the Dubai Racing Club website ( to allow an overview and ease of selection. Each Corporate Suite has a private terrace seating area, and buffet served with the option of a cash bar and account facility. Corporate packages are priced from AED 750 per person.
Rooms by Meydan Racecourse are available for booking at The Meydan starting from AED 1,100 per night during the Winter and Spring Meets and AED 1,500 on DIRC Super Thursday.
Prime and Shiba will serve an a la carte menu during the Winter and Spring Meets and DIRC, with Farriers serving the ‘The Meydan Seafood Extravaganza & BBQ’ at AED 250 per person. Millennium Lounge is an ideal option for cocktails and canapés during race nights with a minimum spend of AED 250 per person. Farriers will be serving ‘The Meydan Extravaganza’ at AED 595 on Super Thursday.
Corporate packages are available for dining and entertainment at Prime, Shiba, Farriers, The Meydan Rooftop and The Meydan Ballroom. Packages start from AED 170 per person during the Winter and Spring Meets and DIRC, and from AED 185 per person on DIRC Super Thursday.