Over the years Dubai World Trade Centre has been instrumental in developing Dubai’s position as a leading events destination and remains at the very heart of the city’s central business and leisure district.
The UAE racing market trebled in size between 2005 and 2010. Notable GCC developments include new facilities at Nad Al Sheba, grandstands in Sharjah, Ghantoot and Abu Dhabi, the racecourse in Al Ain, a new Polo Club in Dubai and new racecourses in Bahrain and Qatar.
World forage trade volumes doubled overnight when the UAE tendered the world to import, with forage imports expected to increase from 1.1 million tonnes in 2011 to 3 million tonnes by 2030.
The Middle East, particularly the racing nations of the U.A.E. and other Gulf States are proving to be successful targets for exporters of racing and endurance related products such as feed, supplements and bedding and saddlery items.