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Meydan Sobha Sponsors Six-Race Dubai World Cup Carnival Card Worth US$1m

Group 2 Balanchine for Fillies & Mares & Listed Dubai Millennium Stakes Highlight

Meydan Sobha is supporting a strong Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan Racecourse on Thursday, featuring the Group 2 Balanchine and the Listed Dubai Millennium Stakes among six races worth more than US$1m.

The newly-created $200,000 Dubai Millennium Stakes over 2000m of Meydan’s turf represents an interesting prep race while the Balanchine, another turf contest is also worth $200,000. It is open to fillies and mares only and is held over the same 1800m trip as the Group 1 Jebel Hatta on Super Saturday and the Dubai World Cup-day Group 1 Dubai Duty Free.

An equally-split joint venture, Meydan Sobha is responsible for developing more than 47 million square feet of prime freehold land in the heart of Dubai. The first landmark project within Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City is the aptly named District One.

This expansive development will feature luxury residences, green parklands, waterways, a high-end shopping and dining pavilion and large recreational spaces creating one of the lowest density developments in the heart of any international city.

Together Meydan and Sobha aim to develop this community of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City into one of the world’s prime residential locations, delivering a new, vibrant ‘green heart’ for Dubai.

Saeed Humaid Al Tayer said: “We at Meydan Sobha are extremely proud to be joining the impressive list of Pillar Partners for the Dubai World Cup 2013-2014.

“The Dubai World Cup attracts a wide range of affluent individuals from all around the world, making the event the perfect platform for presenting Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One, the first landmark project to be announced within Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City which will present luxury residences delivering a phenomenal range of features and activities including parks, man-made beaches, water sports, and even a world-class equestrian club as well as exclusive horse-riding trails for its residents.

PNC Menon said: “We also believe that our sponsorship connects us with the global elite and potential clients, especially considering that we have recently launched our Model Homes featuring three distinct villa styles; Modern Arabic, Mediterranean and Contemporary that will range from four to eight bedrooms as well as our bespoke state-of-the-art sales centre at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City - District One.

“All of our customers now can have a glimpse into their future life which includes the world-leading Crystal Lagoon water feature and extensive landscaping.”

Malih Al Basti, Meydan Board Member and Chairman of the Meydan Racing Committee said: “Meydan welcomes Meydan Sobha as a partner for the Dubai World Cup Carnival and the strategic development that this alliance will create with the construction of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City District One.”

Admission is free to the public areas of Meydan Racecourse during the Dubai World Cup Carnival and tickets start at Dh50.

Gates open at 5pm and the first race starts at 7.15pm.

Hospitality packages are available for a number of dining options. For further details please contact: +971 4327 2110, ticketoffice@dubairacingclub.com or click http://www.dubairacingclub.com/buy-now/race-season-tickets for online bookings.

Dubai World Cup tickets are available through the website - www.dubairacingclub.com.

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About Meydan Sobha

Meydan Sobha LLC FZ is an equally-split joint venture, responsible for developing over 47 million square feet of prime freehold land in the heart of Dubai.

The first landmark project to be announced within Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, it is aptly named District One. This expansive development will feature luxury residences, green parklands, waterways, a high-end shopping & dining pavilion and large recreational spaces with a world-class equestrian club as well as horse riding trails, creating one of the lowest density developments in the heart of any international city.

Together, Meydan and Sobha aim to develop this community of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City into one of the world’s prime residential locations, delivering a new, vibrant ‘green heart’ for Dubai.