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With its wavelike faade, imposing architecture and magnificent views of the race course, The Meydan Hotel, located in the Meydan race course evokes a sense of 'wow and awe' the moment you step inside it. Every inch of this spectacular hotel gives off a strong, sporty vibe – not surprising at all, considering it is home to Dubai's equestrian sporting culture. But what definitely take you by surprise are the luxuries and amenities on offer that make it such a fun and exciting place to be, not just during the racing season but the whole year around.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS The detailed and exhaustive menus boast of a variety of cuisines catering to an international palate. Here are the restaurants that please the gastronome in you.
?Prime Steakhouse: Serving fine cuts of premium beef sourced from around the world Prime is rich and elegant.
?Shiba: Spacious yet cosy, Shiba is your place if you love your dimsums and sushis. Be it Thai, Indian, Chinese or Japanese, each dish is an epicure's delight. Plan at least one meal at this fabulous restaurant which also opens up to the sophisticated Shiba bar.
?Farriers: An all-day dining restaurant, Farriers offers an array of international cuisine. The live cooking stations can whip up some mouth-watering delicacies at your order!
?Bas Pasta: This Italian restaurant boasts of the classic, pizza and pasta with a twist.
?Equus Bar: There can be no other way to unwind than enjoy a beverage and a sandwich at this wonderful rooftop lounge. Equus is poolside dining at its best.
The Rooms With 284 well-appointed rooms and suites, each offering splendid views of the race course vistas, a stay at Meydan is memorable for more reasons than one. The atmosphere during the races, especially during big events like the Dubai World Cup, is electric – a melting pot of culture, colours and couture! On regular days, it gives off a laidback, relaxing feel, ideal to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The expansive rooms boast of contemporary designs and each are furnished with the most modern facilities free wireless high speed internet, satellite TV, luxurious bathroom amenities and private balcony. Apart from the Grand Deluxe Balcony Rooms, the hotel has 19 Panoramic Suites with one bedroom, eight Presidential suites with two bedrooms and two Presidential Duplex suites
WHAT TO DO
?Try out the Balinese Massage The Meydan spa is pretty understated but the quality of treatments is top notch. Their well-trained masseurs can drive your stresses away with a few magical strokes! Just try the Balinese massage and the foot reflexology to realise what we are talking about.
?Go for a Swim at the infinity rooftop pool This cute pool and bar overlooking the race course makes you feel at the top of the world – literally!
?Rent a bicycle Relive your childhood by renting a bicycle and riding around the race course. It's just a fun way to chill!
?Horse Riding You need not be a jockey to take the horses for a ride. Horse riding is a part of thesporting activities on offer. You can also go for a stable tour to witness how world-class champion horses are prepared and watch trainers tame and bond with the animals.
Enjoy a movie at IMAX Head to the IMAX theatre in the Meydan premises and enjoy a movie-watching experience like never before.
Room Rates The Grand Delux Balcony Room costs Dhs945, the Panoramic Suite is priced at Dhs1890 while the two bedroom Meydan Suite will cost you Dhs3600 during the Dubai Shopping Festival season. Rates vary for different packages.
INFO: The Meydan Hotel, Meydan Race course, Nad Al Sheba PO BOX: 9305 Tel: 04 381 3333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org