Meydan Racecourse in Dubai is a track like no other. Opened in 2010, it can accommodate as many as 60,000 spectators and boasts the longest grandstand in the world - incredibly over a mile in length. It replaced the Nad Al Sheba Racecourse which was on the same site and was demolished to make way for Meydan. Outside of the two race tracks, it boasts a hotel, several restaurants, a horse racing museum and gallery and a nine-hole golf course!
On the track, Meydan hosts the $12 million Dubai World Cup, a race that is the richest in the world. The 10-furlong dirt Group 1 race has been won on no less than nine times by Saeed bin Suroor, with the last two wins coming with the enigmatic Thunder Snow - the first horse to win the Dubai World Cup on more than one occasion. Godolphin are the winning most owners of the race with eight successes, while Jerry Bailey rode the winner four times between 1996 and 2002. In 2020, Dubai World Cup will take place on Saturday, March 28.
The venue has also hosted several high-profile concerts, with the likes of Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Janet Jackson all entertaining the locals in recent years.