If you thought there are no bounds to luxury in Dubai, you were wrong. The Meydan Hotel is a Dubai hotel near the racecourse. In fact, the view of the suites is of the racetrack where you can enjoy live races right from the terrace of your room! Talk about luxury!
Other than the fact that this provides immense ease to those visiting during the Dubai events like the Dubai World Cup, off-peak seasons can be enjoyed with families and groups with toddlers who can enjoy a stable tour during their stay.
The Meydan Hotel, Dubai:
Located a little away from the city, one of the two properties owned by Meydan Hotels is this beautiful hotel we stayed at a couple of weeks ago. Upon entering, we were treated to cool handtowels and juice at the lobby as is usually the norm at most luxury hotels in Dubai.
To say the lobby is beautiful would be an understatement. The lobby itself could house as a photo studio with so many photo opportunities! To those that don’t find this appealing, you will at least appreciate the stunning architectural efforts.
Meydan Hotels Facilities:
In addition to gym and wellness treatments at the hotel, there is also a rooftop pool and a kids’ pool.
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VISITING THE STABLE 🐎 Staying at @themeydanhotel_dxb comes with perks, other than the view of the gorgeous race course, guests can book themselves the Stable Tour which runs every Tuesday and Wednesday . The package comes at an additional charge with breakfast at the lobby restaurant, Farriers and a guided tour of the stables from 8-11.30 am. You get to see behind the scenes of how race horses are trained, their diet, and even get a chance to pet the horses in the stables 😍 . We absolutely loved this experience, exceptionally enjoyed by our little one too who was looking at horses the first time live 😊 Not many places actually do this around the world, so this is one of the things to do in Dubai for residents and tourists alike!
But guess what our favorite part is? The Meydan Hotel offers stable tours with the opportunity to see the racehorses being trained for the race, fed, and if you are very lucky, you can also see the horses swim! The tour comes at an additional charge which gives you access to the breakfast buffet at Farriers Meydan and a guided tour from 8 – 11 am. View some of their offers here.
Given the expansive track, golfers also get a chance to make use of instant pay and play packages
Staying at The Meydan Hotel:
Located on the 9th floor, our room at the hotel was what I’d call “making good use of space”. It is nicely compact but also spacious with the number of compartments and drawers that are almost hidden that my toddler had a nice time searching for “secret doors”!
Staying close to the racetrack is often reminded in the design of the room like framed paintings of horses and suites will find lamps shaped like horses. We stayed in the Grand Superior Balcony Room boasting a nice view of the racecourse.
In addition to basic amenities, the room boasts remote-controlled curtains, remote privacy screen to the bedroom, and a bathroom tv while you soak into the large marble bathtub.
All rooms and suites come with a Nespresso machine so making coffee is easy and when the weather is good, there’s a coffee table in the balcony to sip coffee while watching the sunset (or the race if you’re staying during that time)
Meydan Hotel Restaurants:
For a hotel so fine, Meydan Hotel offers 3 main restaurants, a pool bar, a sports bar, and a lounge in the lobby.
Farriers Meydan is an all-day dining restaurant serving buffets throughout the day. Dinners include themed buffets which we should check out next time. Since we were booked for half board, we had the breakfast buffet at Farriers featuring a stunning selection of breakfast favorites.
We almost didn’t have much time to finish breakfast as the stable tour starts at 8 am sharp. If not opting for the tour, you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast until 10.30 am with a nice view of the racetrack again
Prime is Meydan Hotel’s steakhouse, earlier had me confused because of a steakhouse with a similar name in Dubai, offering exquisite cuts. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and could easily pass for one of the most romantic restaurants in Dubai.
But, we had a toddler with us so our dinner was not so romantic! Let’s just say that we were able to finish dinner before the little one got cranky 🙂
Our main course was stunning with a Wagyu Rib Eye (marble score 9) and Ranger Valley Tenderloin (marble score 4-6). I always order the tenderloin cooked medium as it has less fat and is usually small enough for me to finish
Since we booked our stay during the middle of a week (full-time blogger perks when you are working + enjoying right?), we couldn’t experience the much talked about Meydan Hotel brunch. This is usually available on Fridays from 1 – 4 pm offering a mix of cuisines while also letting kids enjoy while you brunch. Dubai has a great brunch scene, you HAVE to see the best brunches in Dubai here
Located just outside of the Meydan Hotel is the Meydan bridge. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to go there but from what I’ve seen online every Instagrammer wants to get a picture here as you have a stunning view of Dubai’s skyline.
I am planning to go soon, only then I will be able to tell if it really is one of the most instagrammmable places in Dubai. Until then, here’s a shot of how it looks…
With wonderful memories of quite possibly one of the best luxurious hotels in Dubai, we returned back to our daily routine.
Do you like going on staycations? Which is your favorite hotel in Dubai?
Until then, happy traveling! xx
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Disclaimer: Although I received a complimentary stay at this hotel, my opinions remain unbiased. This post may contain affiliate links which may give me a small commission if you purchase a product/service at no extra cost to you.