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Horse Racing in Downtown Dubai

Meydan Racecourse

Dubai racing’s home is the spectacular Meydan Racecourse, about 5km southwest of Downtown Dubai. Spanning 1.5km, its grandstand is bigger than most airport terminals and lidded by a crescent-shaped solar-panelled ro…
Spectator Sport in Fujairah City

Bull-Butting

If possible, visit Fujairah on a Friday when the ancient sport of bull-butting takes place in a dusty dirt patch south of the town centre (before Al-Rughailat Bridge). Introduced centuries ago by the Portuguese, tod…
Spectator Sport in Abu Dhabi

Al Wathba Race Track

Sporting colourful nose bags and matching blankets, the camels are the stars of the show at the Al Wathba Race Track, 45km southeast of Abu Dhabi. Races are great fun, even just to watch the enthusiasm of the owners…
Spectator Sport in United Arab Emirates

Al Marmoum

About 40km south of Dubai off the E66 en route to Al Ain, near Al Lisaili. Go past the Dubai Outlet Mall and the Sevens rugby stadium and turn right at exit 37. There’s no fixed schedule, although there usually seem…
Spectator Sport in United Arab Emirates

Al Sawan

This 10km-long race track is about 15km southeast of RAK City via E18. Drive towards RAK airport as far as Digdagga, turn off opposite the big World Discount Store (just before the free-standing minaret) and drive f…
Spectator Sport in United Arab Emirates

Al Wathba

One of the busiest camel race tracks in the UAE, Al Wathba has races scheduled several times weekly between October and February. It's about 45km east of Abu Dhabi via the E22 towards Al Ain. Take exit 47, turn righ…