« Back to article: A day at the racetrack in Dubai: English soccer stars and sheikhs mingle amid the opulence of a $30 million purse

News, Shelby, Dubi, Meydan Hotel, February 2015
Dubai's vast Meydan complex includes a racetrack, swank hotel and conference center. courtesy photo
News, Shelby, Dubai racetrack, February 2015
Former Houston Dynamo and FIFA World Cup player Geoff Cameron attends the races with his Stoke City team. Photo by Elizabeth Lavin
News, Shelby, Dubai racetrack, February 2015
The Meydan Racecourse in Dubai boasts an entire development complete with five-star hotel and a mile-long viewing grandstand. Photo by Elizabeth Lavin
News, Shelby, Dubai racetrack, Feb. 2015
The interior of the Meydan Racecourse is a sleek, contemporary wonder. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, Dubai racetrack, February 2015
Horse and camel racing are popular among both the locals and foreigners, who call Dubai home. Photo by Elizabeth Lavin
News, Shelby, Dubai racetrack, February 2015
Racing on the Meydan racecourse. Photo by Elizabeth Lavin
News, Shelby, Dubai racetrack, Geoff Cameron, February 2015
The sleek interiors of the Meydan Racecourse are as glamorous as a five-star hotel. Photo by Elizabeth Lavin
News, Shelby, Dubai, Meydan Hotel, February 2015
The lobby of the Meydan Hotel gives a sense of the grandeur that pervades this racecourse complex. Courtesy photo
News, Shelby, Dubai racetrack, February 2015
The world’s richest race day will feature nine events with $30 million in prize money, including the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Photo by Elizabeth Lavin