Horsemen Info

Subsidies & Incentives

Subsidised horse transportation

(Conditions apply.Please see Shipping Conditions)

Stables open 16th December 2017

Subsidised world class facilities


The Dubai Racing Club (DRC) will meet the cost of return transport for each horse to and from its country of residence based on 1/3 share (see previous page), providing the horse runs twice at Meydan during the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival.

For countries from where there are no direct travel available to the UAE due to quarantine protocols, a travel subsidy will be provided to the owners to assist with shipment costs for horses.

If the horse is sold either privately or at a public auction in the UAE, the return portion of the transport subsidy is forfeited.

The DRC Quarantine Stables

These facilities are located adjacent to Meydan Racecourse, and approximately 25 minutes’ drive from Dubai International Airport.

  • International Stables are primarily used for EU horses.  In the event of overflow, EU horses will be accommodated in alternate DRC quarantine facilities.
  • Non-EU horses will be accommodated in Dubai World Cup & Meydan Quarantine Stable situated alongside the International Stables.

Apart from housing horses in modern facilities, the DRC Quarantine Stables also provide stable staff with excellent on-site accommodation.  Included in the staff accommodation is a recreation room and swimming pool, administration office with internet access and international telephone.  The accommodation is close to all local amenities.

In the DRC Quarantine Stables there will be no cost related to:

  • Provision of boxes.
  • Limited on-site accommodation (on a shared basis allocated according to the number of horses).
  • The following accommodation allowances will be made:

1-2 horses               1 person                  5-7 horses               3 people

3-4 horses               2 people                  8-10 horses             4 people

  • DRC Quarantine Stables security staff.
  • Use of any Meydan training facility.
  • Use of a shared administration office.

Accommodation Deposit

Each trainer will be required to deposit AED 1,000 damages security for each member accommodated on-site.  The full amount will be refunded upon the departure of the staff member if the apartment/room has not sustained any damage.

Staff Transfer/Change Over Fee

Due to the newly implemented “tourism” tax for hotel/hotel apartments/accommodation there will now be an administration fee levied to the trainer’s account for each transfer/change-over of staff made throughout the DWCC season.

PLEASE NOTE: All requests pertaining to accommodation and/or the facilities should be directed to the appropriate Quarantine facility manager (please find details in Contact Directory).

Additionally, the Dubai Racing Club will cover the cost in the DRC Quarantine Stables of:

  • All electricity and water.
  • Transport to and from Meydan when engaged to race.

Also, the Dubai Racing Club will supply a minimum of two grooms/attendants for each barn, consisting of 10 boxes, in the DRC Quarantine Stables who may be utilized by any occupying trainer. 


All other horse-related costs such as veterinary and feed etc are to be met by the owner/s.

AED 100 (approx. US30.00) for hay and bedding will be charged per day per horse.


PLEASE NOTE: The DRC grooms are there to assist visiting staff only and will NOT be held responsible for the care of the horses.  The horses are the responsibility of the trainers’ staff at ALL times and DRC staff will not be held responsible for the horse/s in the absence of a trainer or his/her employees.

Except for those that are required to enter Pre-export Quarantine, subsidies will end seven (7) days after the horse’s final run at Meydan Racecourse.

For those horses remaining in the DRC Quarantine Stables AED 2,000 per month (box rental only) will be charged.