Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 August 2019

Dubai World Cup 2019: Meydan hotel and racecourse package deals

Last-minute options for watching the big race

The Dubai World Cup is back for its 24th year. Amy Leang / The National
The Dubai World Cup is back for its 24th year. Amy Leang / The National

The Dubai World Cup returns to Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 30, for another year.

Now in its 24th outing, gates to the event will open at noon with the main race concluding by 8.40pm.

Grammy Award-winning pop star Gwen Stefani will perform at the after-race concert.

For those who are looking to get in on the action, you can still book a table at the Meydan Hotel (rooms are already fully booked for the night) or buy a package at the racecourse.

Meydan Hotel packages available:

Farriers at The Meydan Hotel

Get trackside seats to enjoy all the action and glory on World Cup Day. There will be an afternoon tea accompanied by live entertainment before the start of the race. During, there will be a buffet gala dinner. Then, there will also be Apron Views access and prime views of the Dubai World Cup closing ceremony.

March 30, 3pm until 10pm, regular tables start from Dh650, meydanrestaurantreservations@meydanhotels.com, 04 381 3111

The Millennium Terrace at The Meydan Hotel

Enjoy unlimited platters, bowls and canapes along with live entertainment at the Millennium Terrace during the World Cup. Take your choice of a lounge seat or opt for a dinner setting with access to grandstand Apron Views. The area comes with uninterrupted views of the closing ceremony.

March 30, 3pm until 10pm, Dh1,250 per person, meydanrestaurantreservations@meydanhotels.com, 04 381 3111

Race Day packages still available:

There are still packages available for the big race at the Meydan Racecourse. Remember, if you’re heading to the event, you must adhere to the dress code of smart attire.

Breakfast with the Stars

Staged on Meydan Racecourse’s Apron during morning track-work, the event features live commentary, entertainment, raffle draws, interviews and a buffet. The exclusive breakfast gives attendees a chance to watch the Dubai World Cup contenders work out on the track ahead of the big day.

March 28, 5.30am until 9.30am, children under four go for free, tickets for children five to 12 are Dh50, tickets for adults start at Dh150

Apron Views

Enjoy the horse race from the main social hub of the Dubai World Cup. Apron Views is home to the famous Style Stakes, the fashion station on the sidelines of the main horse-racing event. Guests will also have access to the free grandstand seats as well as the bars on the Apron and the Rails Food Court, which are situated inside on the mezzanine floor. The dress code is smart attire.

Tickets cost Dh350

The Rails restaurant

Located on the Mezzanine Floor of the Meydan Grandstand in the Rails Food Court, the restaurant will feature live-cooking stations and an international dinner buffet with access to the outdoor area, Apron Views, which also features the fashion competition.

Watch the action live from Apron Views or head inside to watch the races on flat-screen TVs.

Dh1,100 per person with a minimum of four guests

The Premium

Grab a prime spot near the finish line by getting your ticket at The Premium. Guests can soak up the electric atmosphere in this outdoor area from the comfort of their own reserved, numbered seats. Food and beverages are available from the inside area behind the seats. Guests can enjoy their food either inside or outside at their seats so not to miss the racing action.

This package includes afternoon tea, gourmet dinner snacks and drinks. Guests for this package will also have access to Apron Views. Each guest will have a unique seat number on their ticket and this will be their reserved seat for the entire day. This is an outdoor package and guests are encouraged to bring sunscreen.

Dh1,900 per person

Shared grandstand suites

This package is located on levels six and seven of the Meydan Grandstand and offers free seating with a front-facing balcony. The package is also inclusive of afternoon tea and an international buffet, which will be served throughout the day. Guests will also have access to Apron Views.

Dh2,250 per person

For more information and to buy tickets, visit: www.dubaiworldcup.com

Updated: March 27, 2019 05:32 PM