DUBAI, UAE, January 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
To coincide with the 20th running of the Dubai World Cup, the special exhibition is open to the public until the end of March
An exhibition which explores the shared development story of Dubai and its horseracing heritage, driven by the pioneering spirit of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has opened to the public at Meydan Racecourse.
First showcased to Newmarket racegoers at the 2014 Dubai Future Champions Day, the special exhibition comes to the emirate ahead of the spectacular season-ending Dubai World Cup. Celebrating its 20th running, the world's richest horse race will take place on 28th March 2015 and the official trophy will be on display at the exhibition which runs until the end of March.
Visitors will be taken on a historic journey, narrated in both Arabic and English, with the opportunity to explore interactive displays, precious artefacts, innovative touchscreen charts and a collection of specially-commissioned video interviews. The exhibition concludes with a Dubai World Cup-inspired photo booth providing visitors with a memento of their visit as well as the chance to enter a competition to win race night tickets by posting images to social media using #20thDWC. For more information on the competition visit http://www.dubairacingclub.com .
Commenting on the significance of the exhibition, Saeed Al Tayer, Meydan Group Chairman, said: "Dubai has a connection to horseracing that finds its roots in the identity of its people. The enduring passion we have for horses stretches back generations and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed's truly pioneering spirit has been central to the continued development of this. We are proud to house this exhibition at Meydan, the home of international horse racing in the UAE, at this very special time as we celebrate the 20th running of the Dubai World Cup."
Bloodstock adviser to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and Executive Chairman of Falcon and Associates, John Ferguson said: "The 20th running of the Dubai World Cup marks another chapter in the exciting development of Dubai which, under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, has grown from a small fishing village into a modern 21st century city. This special exhibition charts this meteoric rise, and celebrates His Highness Sheikh Mohammed's contribution to the horseracing industry, both domestically and across the world."
The interactive exhibition is located adjacent to the entrance of the Meydan Hotel, in the Meydan Theatre and will be open to the public every Saturday through to Wednesday from 09.00-13.00 and 17:00-21:00 on Thursday's race nights. For further information please call +97143272110 or email [email protected].
About Falcon and Associates:
Falcon and Associates FZ-LLC is an independent strategic advisory and implementation company that was established to deepen the understanding and appreciation of the vision of Dubai both nationally and internationally. Falcon delivers initiatives to help with the long-term strategic positioning of Dubai as part of the UAE, by partnering with businesses and government departments to deliver specific social, economic and trade-related goals. For further information, please visit: http://www.falconandassociates.ae
About Meydan Group
Meydan is the visionary concept of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. It is the culmination of this vision to create not just the ultimate venue for horseracing, but also an integrated city that is sustainable, environmentally responsible and also one that positions Dubai at the centre of the competitive global business stage.
Meydan Group features the prestigious Meydan Racecourse, home to the Dubai World Cup and five months of Thoroughbred horse racing. The Meydan Hotel, a five-star destination for leisure and business travel, is complemented by premium leisure and sporting attractions The Track Meydan Golf, the Meydan Tennis Academy and Meydan Theatre. A series of state-of-the-art business parks, residential villa communities, schools, hospitals and business towers will intermingle with luxury waterfront developments and shopping destinations featuring a Signature Mall. The Meydan Group portfolio also includes Meydan Beach, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Emirates Equestrian Centre and Dubai Equestrian Club with endurance, dressage and show jumping championships.
SOURCE Falcon and Associates