The Dubai World Cup race day is the richest race day in the world, so if you are making the trip you want to make sure you get your tickets right! Unlike most racecourses we are used to in the UK, Meydan is one mile long, huge, so as you can imagine there are a few different ticket options. Before we break them down for you, it’s good to be aware that a lot of the tickets can’t get into each others section, so if you are travelling with a groups it’s best to all have the same so you can enjoy the day. Also like many racecourses alcohol is expensive so if you would like to enjoy the day with a few drinks I would recommend having food and drink included, this takes a lot of hassle away from the day, so you can relax and enjoy!
This is the best value option of all the tickets, and would be the equivalent to Best Mate at Cheltenham. It offers a huge track level viewing area on the Apron View Lawns, plus non-reserved seats located in the grandstand behind. Underneath the grandstand you will find an indoor air-conditioned area full of bars and a food court which offers plenty of options to keep you satisfied throughout the day. The Apron Views are great if you are not too fussed about being in the middle of the busy atmosphere and love watching some of the action from right at the rail!
This is the next step up in price, this has more of a hospitality feel. This is situated under the iconic crescent roof, giving a 360 view of Meydan. This is a unique private dining experience, and is exclusively only for this type of ticket. While you are up high and detached from the racing you can still gain access to the parade ring lawns and the Apron Views, so you don’t miss out. Your ticket includes selected alcoholic and soft drinks, a fork buffet, canapes and live cooking stations. It has plenty of seating so you can relax and enjoy your day.
This is the option we recommend for guests as it has great views and includes all your food and drink throughout the day. It is located just after the finish line and has great outside viewing with plenty of seating. Behind the seating inside the grandstand you will find a spacious bar area and seating inside for eating. There is a buffet and afternoon tea that is constantly replenished throughout the day and you can either enjoy your food inside in the comfort of air-conditioning or alternatively outside in the grandstand so as not to miss any of the action! The package includes standard house beverages and soft drinks with a premium list available should you wish to purchase something a little more special on the day!
This is located right on the finish line, next to the Royal Box, so as far as views go they don’t get better! You are also overlooking the parade ring and have access to a lawn for up close viewing. You have reserved numbered seats in the grandstand along with ample seating inside, meaning you can enjoy your gourmet dinner, snacks and afternoon tea in either location. Again standard house beverages are included and premium lists are available on the day to buy additional if desired.
This is on level six of the Meydan grandstand and has a similar feel to a large box set-up with a front facing balcony so you can watch the horses thundering past. Situated on the home turn you are right in the action of the race. There is an afternoon tea and gourmet international buffet, so plenty of choice to wet your appetite. House alcohol is included and a wine and champagne menu on the day should you wish to purchase.
Winners Circle Restaurant
This is often where some of the owners and trainers are for the day, so it is one of the best places to be to watch the racing. With glass fronted dining over two levels you won’t miss a second of the racing, with access to the parade ring lawns so you can get an up close view of the horses too. This is one of the superior hospitality options and really worth it, you will have afternoon tea served at your table, then continue with a five course set menu. This also includes soft drinks and house alcohol, with wine and champagne menus on the day should you wish to purchase.
The First Class Lounge
This stunning outdoor formal seating area is situated on the home turn, on level three of the Meydan grandstand. You can watch the horses thundering past heading for the finish line. Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea followed by a international buffet with soft drinks and house alcohol included, with options to buy additional wine and champagne on the day. You will also have access to the Apron View and Parade Ring Lawns.
This is made up of tables of ten reserved under company or family names, so is ideal for big groups. It has its own free grandstand with outdoor seating so you can move freely throughout the day to soak up the atmosphere. With great views of the racetrack and capacity for 1700 there is plenty of space. Your day will start with afternoon tea and followed by an international buffet served with selected alcohol and soft drinks, plus wine and champagne menus on the day to purchase.
This is opposite the 200 meter mark of the Meydan track so offers fantastic views of the racing. It is very similar to The Terrace with its set up, with tables of ten reserved under company or family names, so is ideal for big groups. It has it has its own grandstand with section of up to 360, this has stunning views of the track. Your day will start with afternoon tea and followed by an international buffet served with selected alcohol and soft drinks, plus wine and champagne menus on the day to purchase.
Many of the packages are fairly similar when it comes to what food and drink is included but the key point is where you are in the stand, as I said it’s over one mile long so location is everything!