Meydan Racecourse offers a full season of horse racing, running from November, 9 2017 to March, 31 2018.
The season includes a calendar of nine domestic Racing at Meydan meetings, each carrying a purse of up to AED1m. The Racing at Meydan meeting runs concurrently to the international Dubai World Cup Carnival.
Exceptional dining and entertainment packages are available at every race meeting, allowing our guests to get right to the heart of the racing action.
The Swiss watchmaker Longines and the Meydan Group proclaim the extension of their long-term partnership. Thus, the watchmaker will continue to serve as the Official Timekeeper of all equestrian events organized by Meydan. Moreover, the brand has been appointed Title Partner of the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic race, which features the biggest race in Dubai taking place during the world renowned Dubai World Cup.
About securing Longines’ partnership with Meydan Group, Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, states: “We are thankful for our partner’s trust and honored to further extend our commitment to Meydan as Official Timekeeper of their equestrian events. As part of this partnership, we are associated with extraordinary events such as the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup presented by Longines, Dubai World Cup Carnival, Dubai World Cup, including the biggest turf race in Dubai: Longines Dubai Sheema Classic, and Dubai Show Jumping Championship. All these competitions are bringing exceptional national and international exposure to our brand and products.”
Saeed H Al Tayer, the chairman of Meydan Group, commented on the lasting partnership between the two organisations: “Our continuing relationship with Longines is a source of pride to Meydan Group. The recent renewal agreement will see the cooperation between Meydan and Longines extend to a long-term period. As a venue which operates 20 high class race meetings per season and is the home of the Dubai World Cup we understand the important place that horse racing holds in the culture of the UAE.
We are delighted to be aligned with Longines, a brand which demonstrates an equal passion for the sport we love.”
Along with announcing the continuation of its alliance with Meydan, Longines presents once again the world-renowned highlight of the Dubai endurance season His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup presented by Longines. The watch brand, as the Main Partner and the Official Watch of the event, will grant the winner an elegant Longines watch.
The international event features some of the top names from the world of endurance riding competing over a distance of 160 km. It starts on Saturday at dawn and comprises five stages of decreasing length at the Dubai International Endurance City course.
On the occasion of the race day, Longines will offer to the public the opportunity to discover the Official Watch, which is a lady model of the Longines Equestrian Collection, inspired by the rectangular buckle on the show bridle of the only Swiss horse breed, the Franches-Montagnes. The piece in stainless steel showcases a silver-coloured checkerboard pattern dial decorated with diamond indexes. It belongs to a collection made up of watches with shapes and materials reminding symbolic elements of the world of horse lovers, a true celebration of riders and their mounts.
|Date||Race Meeting||Post Times*|
|Thursday, 9 November, 2017||Racing at Meydan||6:30pm|
|Thursday, 23 November, 2017||Racing at Meydan||6:30pm|
|Thursday, 7 December, 2017||Racing at Meydan||6:30pm|
|Thursday, 21 December, 2017||Racing at Meydan||6:30pm|
|Thursday, 4 January, 2018||Racing at Meydan||6:30pm|
|Thursday, 11 January, 2018||Dubai World Cup Carnival||6:30pm|
|Thursday, 18 January, 2018||Dubai World Cup Carnival||6:30pm|
|Saturday, 20 January, 2018||Racing at Meydan||4:00pm|
|Thursday, 25 January, 2018||Dubai World Cup Carnival||6:30pm|
|Thursday, 1 February, 2018||Dubai World Cup Carnival||6:30pm|
|Saturday, 3 February, 2018||Racing at Meydan||4:00pm|
|Thursday, 8 February, 2018||Dubai World Cup Carnival||6:30pm|
|Thursday, 15 February, 2018||Dubai World Cup Carnival||6:30pm|
|Saturday, 17 February, 2018||Dubai World Cup Carnival||6:30pm|
|Thursday, 22 February, 2018||Dubai World Cup Carnival||6:30pm|
|Thursday, 1 March, 2018||Racing at Meydan||6:30pm|
|Saturday, 3 March, 2018||Racing at Meydan||4:00pm|
|Saturday, 10 March, 2018||Dubai World Cup Carnival – Super Saturday||4:00pm|
|Thursday, 15 March, 2018||Racing at Meydan||6:30pm|