The Dubai World Cup is the world’s richest horse race, and is all set to begin. Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has confirmed March 27 as the official grand opening of the new $2 billion Meydan Grandstand and Race Track, where the World Cup will take place. But yesterday, venue organizers said the Race Track was ready to open tonight and begin making sports history. The 21,981,627 square-foot space promises to provide goers the ultimate horse racing experience with unmatched luxury and racing technology. It will contain two race tracks, a massive IMAX theatre, a sun-bathed pool deck, and 10 world-class restaurants. There is also a 290-room five-star hotel, with 95 percent of the rooms offering amazing views. The car park area is also really innovative, as it is built in the shape of a falcon.
Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum even has a special route built just for him to access the venue, which is made up of a long canal that links the course and the Dubai creek, all in order for the ruler to avoid traffic.