Meydan Racecourse
Meydan Racecourse
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  • Christian Romer
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates200 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand
    We decided to try something new and went to the Meydan Racecourse. Wow, this place is huge - grand in all it’s glory! It wasn’t very busy, or perhaps it didn’t feel like it simply based on its huge size. The entrance area is beautiful. We got to experience the lounge and the food was great - lots of choices. The view of the track is amazing! It was an overall nice experience. I think it would be more popular if more people knew about it.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 7 June 2023
  • RobertM
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    First time back for a few years and booked the Invasor Room package. Beautiful restaurant with option to sit outdoors to watch the races. Good selection of both food and drinks. Excellent and friendly service by all of the staff and a special thank you to Shasti for looking after us. Also really enjoyed the live saxophonist.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 January 2024
  • Pennington32
    London, United Kingdom292 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beware Rogue 'Taxi'
    We had a wonderful evening at Meydan racecourse. We opted for the Parade Ring Package which was fantastic value, staff were wonderful and the food and choice of drinks excellent. Now to the downside. We took an Uber there from our hotel with no issues, price 110AED, when leaving the racecourse we joined the taxi queue. Looked very official. We got in the taxi and I noticed that it did not have a meter. The driver said it would be 460AED how would I like to pay, I said I wouldn't and got out. No signal so couldn't call an Uber and not a single official taxi anywhere. A long line of people waiting for cabs, I eventually negotiated 140AED. It felt very uncomfortable and I was very glad to arrive back safely. It is a shame that the official taxi situation isn't addressed.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 January 2024
  • Travelust11
    Kanpur, India62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun visit
    It was a very fascinating experience, as it was a first time for us. We had no clue what to expect- but the 5AED price of ticket booked online was worth every penny. They had 6-7 races on the day we went. At the entrance you are given a booklet with the horse details for each race, and a card on which you make your guess and mark the winning horses for each race. Since we were confused we asked around, and were given all the help we needed. It's a unique experience for sure. Pro tip: if you don't like crowds- beware, or buy more expensive tickets. But we found the crowds friendly and helpful.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 February 2024
  • Mary E
    Surrey, United Kingdom119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meydan Racecourse First Class, definitely worth the visit
    Meydan Racecourse was on our bucket list, it was well worth the wait. It’s an amazing venue . We splashed out in a Paddock View with buffet dinner. Everything was first class. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, ambiance was lovely. We chose Paddock View, which has its own outside seating areas and holds around 25/30 people, food service was open and completely stocked up until the end of racing which was after 10pm, excellent selection, very tasty and well presented. Lovely guy beautifully playing a very fancy violin type instrument, Made to feel very welcome, Thank you everyone for such. Brilliant evening
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 March 2024
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hjs245
United Kingdom 2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
We attended the Dubai World Cup March 2023 and paid a lot of money for the day. The service was appalling. The waiter dropped a full bottle of beer all over my dress and ran away! No apology, no attempt to help me. My dress was ruined. I e-mailed the racecourse after the day and received zero response. The food options on the day were very dissapointing, Luke warm and repetitive. Please don’t waste your money, just go for the cheapest option. The meal/drinks options are not worth the money. And customer service is a joke 🤬
Written 17 March 2024
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Mary E
Surrey, UK119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Meydan Racecourse was on our bucket list, it was well worth the wait. It’s an amazing venue . We splashed out in a Paddock View with buffet dinner. Everything was first class. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, ambiance was lovely. We chose Paddock View, which has its own outside seating areas and holds around 25/30 people, food service was open and completely stocked up until the end of racing which was after 10pm, excellent selection, very tasty and well presented. Lovely guy beautifully playing a very fancy violin type instrument, Made to feel very welcome, Thank you everyone for such. Brilliant evening
Written 9 March 2024
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Travelust11
Kanpur, India62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
It was a very fascinating experience, as it was a first time for us. We had no clue what to expect- but the 5AED price of ticket booked online was worth every penny. They had 6-7 races on the day we went. At the entrance you are given a booklet with the horse details for each race, and a card on which you make your guess and mark the winning horses for each race. Since we were confused we asked around, and were given all the help we needed. It's a unique experience for sure.

Pro tip: if you don't like crowds- beware, or buy more expensive tickets. But we found the crowds friendly and helpful.
Written 21 February 2024
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Relax05416484969
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Really good horse racing & dining experience again. 1st class. Pity the management organise a taxi queue, but don't limit it to Dubai official taxis, just allow rogue taxis to operate. 1st time I've been ripped off in Dubai. 280 dirham instead of 80.
This may be a minor incident, but allowing it is the beginnings of a downfall.
Written 2 February 2024
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Pennington32
London, UK292 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had a wonderful evening at Meydan racecourse. We opted for the Parade Ring Package which was fantastic value, staff were wonderful and the food and choice of drinks excellent.
Now to the downside. We took an Uber there from our hotel with no issues, price 110AED, when leaving the racecourse we joined the taxi queue. Looked very official. We got in the taxi and I noticed that it did not have a meter. The driver said it would be 460AED how would I like to pay, I said I wouldn't and got out. No signal so couldn't call an Uber and not a single official taxi anywhere. A long line of people waiting for cabs, I eventually negotiated 140AED. It felt very uncomfortable and I was very glad to arrive back safely. It is a shame that the official taxi situation isn't addressed.
Written 19 January 2024
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RobertM
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
First time back for a few years and booked the Invasor Room package. Beautiful restaurant with option to sit outdoors to watch the races. Good selection of both food and drinks. Excellent and friendly service by all of the staff and a special thank you to Shasti for looking after us. Also really enjoyed the live saxophonist.
Written 8 January 2024
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JoJo
United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Excellent race meeting we booked the winners circle resturant with drinks package and felt like royalty, drinks were definitely free flowing and would recommend for a great night out!
Written 7 January 2024
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Christian Romer
Dubai, United Arab Emirates200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We decided to try something new and went to the Meydan Racecourse. Wow, this place is huge - grand in all it’s glory! It wasn’t very busy, or perhaps it didn’t feel like it simply based on its huge size. The entrance area is beautiful. We got to experience the lounge and the food was great - lots of choices. The view of the track is amazing! It was an overall nice experience. I think it would be more popular if more people knew about it.
Written 7 June 2023
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DGrosset
Kelty, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Excellent service from boss Prasanna. Anish & Naryai excellent at serving the drinks.
First class venue.
Would highly recommend
Written 24 February 2023
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Dayve
Denham, UK114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We have been to some of the top racecourse tracks in Europe, including ParisLongchanp for Arc weekend in October and I have to say that there is nothing compatible to Meydan in Europe.
The size, scale and service is second to none.
However, do not expect atmosphere. The scale of the place means that you’d need a 50,000+ crowd to generate any kind of noise!
Having said that, we had dinner in the Dubai Lounge - which was superb - and very recommended.
Overall, if you a horse racing lover, it most certainly is one for the bucket list to say “you’ve been there”.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Written 24 January 2023
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