After camels, it seems like horses are the unofficial national animals of UAE. If you are a die-hard fan of horses, then the Meydan Stables Tour will be an indelible episode of your life. Here, you get the chance to experience a side of world-class horse racing that you never usually see, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Meydan Stables and the Meydan Grandstand & Racecourse – home to the world’s richest race, the US$ 10 million Dubai World Cup.
The Meydan Stables Tour commences at 7.30AM every Tuesday & Wednesday morning with a five-star breakfast held at Farriers located on the ground floor of The Meydan Hotel. The buffet spread is a mix of Arabic and Continental food prepared in-house by the international chefs of the hotel. A wide variety of cheese, dried fruits, fresh fruits, and baked breads are available on the counter, along with a station for eggs made-to-order parked behind the counter. Classic breakfast items, such as cold cuts, sausages, baked beans, and mushrooms are also served. After the king-sized breakfast, head to the lobby promptly at 8.15AM for the next leg of the tour.
Next, you are taken by a bus to the home of the world’s most expensive horses – The Meydan Stables. Here, you get the opportunity to observe how these horses live, train, and maintain themselves under the supervision of one of the best jockeys in the world, who have been called to Dubai specially to live with these horses. Soon, you get to see how meticulously the Meydan team takes care of their horses on a daily basis. They also tell you about how the horses are groomed, cleaned, and conditioned, and then they proceed for their training and preparation for race day.
For the last leg or the Meydan Tour, you return to the Meydan Grandstand & Racecourse where you get the chance visit the different stands, restaurants, lounges, observation decks, and basically any point from where you can view the races on race day. Needless to say, the entire racecourse and the view of Dubai from Meydan Grandstand is breathtaking.
ABOUT MEYDAN STABLES TOUR
Held every Tuesday & Wednesday morning at The Meydan Hotel from September 29 2015 to March 16 2016 & March 29 2016 to April 6 2015
Timing: 7.30AM to 11.30AM
Admission: Adults AED 275, Children AED 150 (between 4 & 12 years)
For bookings & information: +971 4 381 3405
www.stabletours.meydan.ae or email firstname.lastname@example.org