Dubai, a city that will only awe you with its impressive architecture and plush attractions, which are second to none. One such gem which sits proudly in the city's crown, is the Meydan Racecourse. This is a state-of-the-art sports venue in the heart of Dubai. This impressive venue has two equestrian racetracks, one with a 1750 meter (5741 foot) all-weather surface and another 2400 meter (7,874 foot) turf track, which has also been the host of Dubai World Cup. If you are an enthusiast and wish to see the very best in horse racing, you have to visit the Meydan Racecourse. They also host brunches during the races, which provides patrons the opportunity to watch matches over delectable food. You can choose your favorite stallions for fun but gambling is not allowed here. The entire package, albiet expensive, it totally worth every Dirham spent.
Shaped like a dhow (a traditional Arab sailing vessel), Dubai Opera is an architectural marvel and a marvelous landmark in The Opera District. This glass-encased state-of-the-art facility is an ode to the metropolis' maritime past and divided into the bow and hull areas. A multifaceted venue, it is among the top performing arts venue with a myriad of world class acts in its roster. There is also a rooftop restaurant offering fantastic vistas of the downtown skyline.
One of its kind in Dubai, the Dubai Autodrome is the first fully-integrated motor sports facility in the area. The race track, a little over five kilometers (three miles), is one of the most modern in the world, with six configurations facilitating the smooth operation of the circuit. The track at the Dubai Autodrome is also well-known for its highly stringent safety standards. Many international and national motor racing competitions are held here annually. The ultra-modern complex at the Dubai Autodrome features numerous venues which can be used for concerts, events, exhibitions and corporate functions. Irrespective of the calendar of events, a visit to the venue is a must when in Dubai, just to feel the adrenaline rush!
The almost countless rows of bronze seats and the shimmering high ceiling will probably fill you with awe as soon as you enter inside the Madinat Theatre. The grandiose and outright luxury, prominent in its Arabesque decor will treat you like a sheikh. The ocher streets of Souk Madinat manage to impeccably juxtapose itself with this magnificent theater. Madinat Theatre is a sophisticated entertainment venue, where various talented artists perform on this very stage and leave you thoroughly entertained. The theater is perfect for families and must be visited not only for the shows that it hosts but also for the sheer opulence that it exudes.
The Warehouse in Dubai's industrial hub, Al Quoz, houses Dubai's popular entertainment management company, The Fridge. This space is used as a platform to host various live concerts, theatrical performances, comic acts and various performing art ventures. Spread across 2 floors, The Fridge - Warehouse is also used to organize workshops: dance lessons, acting classes and more, wherein the audience can be active participants and learn an art form. Check the website for schedule of events and further details.
Originally opened in 1900, the Grand Mosque of Dubai has been rebuilt in traditional Islamic architectural style. Throughout its transformations, it remained an important center of religious and cultural life. Today, with a capacity of 1200 worshipers, it is all the more an integral part of Dubai society. Non-Muslims are not permitted in the mosque. Stop by and click some pictures of this symbol of Muslim worship - it's well worth it.
Surrounded by Dubai's most significant landmarks and boasting of a prime location, the Coca-Cola Arena is the latest addition to the city's entertainment sector. Illuminated in signature Coca-Cola red-hued LED lights, the arena is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and can accommodate 17,000 spectators. Some of the world's greatest acts have performed at this spectacular venue with many more slated to perform throughout the year. One of the biggest entertainment landmarks globally, the Coca-Cola Arena is spellbinding.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Dubai strives to make its premises as exceptional as can be, and while this is blatantly evident in its guest rooms and its amenities, one can also see this in its various venues. One such venue is the Jumeirah Ballroom. The largest of the three meeting rooms on offer at this hotel, the Jumeirah Ballroom offers a total area of 1127 square feet (104.7 square meters) and can accommodate as much as 1,800 guests in a reception-style setting. Do see the website or call to know more.
Situated inside the Dubai International Conference & Exibition Centre (DICEC), the Sheikh Rashid Hall is the largest venue inside the center. One of the main features of this hall, which is located on the ground floor of the center, is the flexibility it offers for hosting wide range of events. Depending on the requirements of the organizers, the hall can be a single huge space or simply divided into smaller halls. This modern space can accommodate almost 6400 guests and is one of the most sought after venue in the city. Multitude of events like concerts, gala nights, sporting events and much more is held here throughout the year. For booking and other details, check website or call ahead.
La Perle by Dragone is in the league of Cirque du Soleil and this extravagant act is considered to be the only such of its kind in Dubai. La Perle Theater was designed for this magnificently, mesmerizing show. With only 14 rows, this 1300-seat venue offers a spectacular view of the stage from all sides. Feel the action of this gravity defying performance which will take your breath away throughout its 90 minutes duration.
Trade Centre Arena opened in 2009 and is touted to be the biggest of its kind in the region. A part of the Dubai World Trade Centre, it spreads across a massive 9,100 square meters (97,951.60 square feet) and features high ceilings that gives it a regal touch. This versatile venue is fully equipped with the latest technology to make any event a successful one. From concerts to theater and sports, anything can be held at this arena.