Race Tracks
  • Meydan
  • Jebel Ali Race Course
  • Abu Dhabi Race Course
  • Sharjah Equestrian Club

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Brief History: Following specifications laid down by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dhruba Selvaratnam, the track and grandstand were constructed in 1990. A further level was added to the grandstand in 1995 to accommodate corporate hospitality guests. There is currently saeting for over 2000 people. The Jebel Ali Racecourse has become known for its 'Garden Party' like atmoshere.

Track: Right handed horseshoe shaped track of 2200 metres (racing distance) with a 900 metre run into the finish. It has a 1400 metre straight course. Surface is a mixture of sand and oil. Well known for its steep European style finish.

Location: Situated 15 minutes from the city of Dubai on the main Dubai to Abu Dhabi Road, beside the Emirates Golf Club.

Admission: General admission is free. Ample car parking facilities are available. Racegoers are issued with complimentary racecards and form guides at the entrance gates, and enter the public enclosure through the 'Faltaat Tunnel' built in 2001. Children are permitted but parents are requested to keep them under close supervision in the public enclosures.

Dress code: Smart casual.

Programme of Events: There are usually 6 races held per afternoon, each at intervals of 30 minutes. The first race is held at 2.30pm.

Competitions: A Pick Six competition is held at every race meeting. Results of the competition are announced in the paddock following the final race.

Food and Beverages: Soft drinks and snacks are available throughout the racecourse.

Sponsorship and Corporate Hospitality: Packages and proposals can be tailor made to meet all requirements. Private viewing boxes are located upstairs in the grandstand but availability is limited as priority is given to sponsors of the race meeting. Enquiries Telephone: (971 4) 347 4914.

Located in the Mushrif area of Abu Dhabi just 10 minutes from the commercial center is a tranquil oasis in one of the Gulf’s most modern and beautiful cities, which is often referred to as the Garden City of the Gulf Region.

Within the Club complex is the site of the racecourse, which covers a vast area and includes a grass surface nine hole Golf Course located inside the racetrack.

During the season racing takes place in the evenings, with the first race of a six-race programme commencing at 6.00 PM except in Ramadan when racing will start at 9.00 PM.

The Racecourse is 2,000m in circumfences and 30m wide. The surface is a mixture of different grasses, which gives an excellent surface to race on.

A brand new 5,000 seater state of the art Grandstand opens this season thereby giving spectators a much more luxurious means of viewing races then was previously available.

The 2000/2001 season will see 15 race meetings. Amongst the most important races programmed are the National Day Cup, H.H. The President Cup, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Triple Crown, The Al Asayl Championship and the Emirates Championship at the end of the season.

The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club is a prime example of H.H. The President’s wishes to spread the noble pastime of equestrianism. In the UAE and make available every modern facility for everyone who would like to participate.

Brief History: Originally constructed in 1982 under the supervision of His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Majid Al Qasimi. The first race took place in 1983. Following instructions by the ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, a programme to renovate the track began in 1995 and has recently been completed. This has included the construction of a new grandstand and the redesigning of the racetrack.

Track: Left handed dirt/sand track of 1500 metres with a 1200 metre straight.

Location: Situated approximately 15 kilometres from the centre of Sharjah on the main Sharjah Airport road.

Admission: Entrance to the racecourse is free.

Dress code: Casual.

Programme of Events: There are usually 6 races held per afternoon, each at 30 minutes intervals. The first race normally takes place at 2.30pm.

Food and Beverages: Soft drinks and light snacks are available.