This Dubai International Racing Carnival meeting is eighth in a series of 10, and the competition is building up as 2009 Dubai World Cup approaches and the season draws to an end.
Frank Gabriel Jr, CEO of Dubai Racing Club said: “Etisalat has been a fantastic supporter of the Dubai International Racing Carnival and of course, the Dubai World Cup.
“We look forward to what will hopefully be a prosperous alliance and wish them, and all patrons, an enjoyable evening”.
Commenting on Etisalat's participation, Essa Al Haddad, Chief Marketing Officer, Etisalat said: "Etisalat is delighted to be associated with the Dubai Racing Club to sponsor the Dubai International Racing Carnival.
“Etisalat has been a strong supporter and an endorser of this sport that encourages the spirit of competitiveness and sportsmanship, while creating and connecting communities of interest.
“Etisalat hopes its customers will enjoy the racing season and some of the most glamorous and entertaining events in Dubai."
Friday’s meeting offers a number of hospitality options available to suit all tastes and budgets in both the Millennium Grandstand and the Maktoum Grandstand.
Entrance to the public area of the racecourse is free of charge and there are also complimentary transfers to and from Nad Al Sheba from Dubai Marina (by Spinneys), Arabian Ranches (Shopping complex), Wafi (in front of Pyramids) and Emirates Towers (Boulevard entrance by Cartier).
Buses will leave at 6.00pm from these locations, and return departures will be at 10pm from the racecourse.