Meydan joins us as Official Sponsor
This is another significant step in Meydan’s ongoing commitment to equestrian sports around the world. The agreement continues the relationship established with the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Aachen, and in 2010 when the Games were held in Lexington, Kentucky (USA).
Mr. Malih Lahej Al Basti, Vice Chairman of Meydan Group, said: “Meydan and the developing Meydan City is the visionary concept of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and was inspired by the love of the horse and equestrian sports. Meydan is home to the world’s richest horse race, the Dubai World Cup and we are committed to aiding the development of the equine industry at a global level. We are pleased to demonstrate this passion through our role as an Official Sponsor of the Games. This is a prestigious competition that is truly international in its reach. The event provides Meydan with an excellent means to communicate our role in equine sports and highlights our exciting commercial ventures here in Dubai.”
As part of its sponsorship agreement, Meydan will be associated with all eight Official Disciplines, with the 2014 World Endurance Championship named “Meydan Endurance at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014”. This competition will be held on August 28, with the course taking in the bay of the iconic Mont Saint-Michel near Sartilly.
About Meydan : 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 5 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 IMAX 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.
For more information about Meydan, please visit its official website http://www.meydan.ae/