Commercial Bank of Dubai banks on success at Meydan racecourse



Commercial Bank of Dubai sponsor the second leg of Meydan’s double- header weekend of racing on Friday highlighted by the Al Fahidi Fort, a Group Two contest run on the turf over 1600m.

Meydan’s Chairman of the Board and CEO Saeed Humaid Al Tayer said: “Commercial Bank of Dubai has been a loyal supporter of racing in the UAE over the years, and we are thankful for their generous support.

“Last week saw impressive results from our local stables, as well as South Africa, Turkey and Ireland registering stellar performances. It’s a taste of things to come and I am sure Commercial Bank of Dubai will be rewarded with an exciting race meeting this Friday.”

Mr. Yaqoob Yousuf Hassan, Deputy Chief Executive of Commercial Bank of Dubai said: “The racing season is here once again and we, at Commercial Bank of Dubai are delighted and proud to be a regular patron of the prestigious and much awaited Dubai International Racing Carnival for the 4th consecutive year. This magnificent event has gained a lot of tranction and recognition locally as well as internationally over the years. Based on Commercial Bank of Dubai’s vision that its role is not limited to just being a financial institution, social responsibility has been among one of Commercial Bank of Dubai’s top priorities. As a responsible corporate citizen, we believe in giving back to society by supporting community relations and sponsoring social, educational, cultural and sports events directed at the welfare and development of the country.

“On behalf of the Bank, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dubai Racing Club and Meydan for welcoming us to partner them. Last, but not the least we wish the Dubai International Racing Carnival great success at its new magnificent venue Meydan with the hope that race fans and their families continue to enjoy the racing season which will conclude with the world’s richest raceday, the Dubai World Cup on March 27th, 2010.”
Friday’s meeting offers a number of hospitality options available to suit all tastes. Entrance to the public areas of Meydan Racecourse is free of charge and there are also complimentary transfers at the end of the night from Meydan Racecourse to Emirates Towers and Souk Madinat.

The Dubai Transport Company Operates a taxi service from Meydan with the taxi drop-off and pick up point located outside the Meydan Grandstand.

For further information or tickets for any Dubai Racing Club events or hospitality, please visit or contact the Hospitality Department on +971 4 327 0077 or

Meydan – The world’s racing capital.

Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse is the brainchild of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. It is the culmination of his 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 City will feature the Meydan Free Zone and four distinct sub-districts – the Meydan Racecourse; where the Meydan Grandstand will take centre stage and be home to the 2010 Dubai World Cup, Meydan Metropolis; a series of state-of-the-art business parks, Meydan Horizons; where business towers intermingle with luxury waterfront developments and Meydan Godolphin Parks; with its distinctive Godolphin Tower created in the image of a thoroughbred and also where the shopping destination Signature Mall is located.