Commercial Bank of Dubai to Sponsor the Meydan season`s third night of racing

The excitement of horse racing returns to Meydan on Thursday, December 8 with a six races to be offered on the programme that is sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai.

This is the third racemeeting of the 21 date-calendar to be offered at Meydan during the 2011-2012 season. Post time for the first race is 6:30 pm and admission opens at 5 pm.

Meydan Chairman of the Board and CEO Saeed H Al Tayer said: “Each Meydan racemeeting during the season is very special to our spectators and the horsemen that make racing a success. We are pleased to once again have the support of the Commercial Bank of Dubai for helping to bring the action and excitement of horseracing to our guests. They are a significant part of the Dubai community and their generous support of racing is a great example of their support of the community.”

Mr. Yaqoob Yousuf Hassan, Deputy Chief Executive of Commercial Bank of Dubai said: “The much awaited racing season is here once again and we, at Commercial Bank of Dubai are delighted and proud to be a regular patron of the Racing Season for the 6th consecutive year. This wonderful sports event has gained a lot of prominence and recognition locally as well as internationally over the years.

“Based on CBD`s vision that its role is not limited to just being a financial institution, social responsibility has been among one of CBD’s top priorities. As a responsible corporate citizen, Commercial Bank of Dubai gives back to society and the community by supporting community relations and sponsoring social, educational, cultural and sports events directed at the welfare and development of the country.

“On behalf of the bank, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dubai Racing Club and the organizing committee for welcoming us to partner with them. Last, but not the least we wish the 2011-2012 Meydan racing season great success at its magnificent venue “Meydan” for the third year with a hope that the race fans and their families enjoy the entire season at Meydan which will conclude with the world`s richest horse race, the Dubai World Cup in March 2012.”

A varieity of hospitality packages are available to enjoy a full day of racing and dining, and admission is free. For further details please contact: +971 4327 2110 or