The 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting will perform at the Dubai International Racing Carnival's Super Thursday on March 4. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Acclaimed singer songwriter Sting will entertain a 16,000-capacity crowd at Dubai’s newest race track in March.

The 16-time Grammy Award-winner will perform at the Dubai International Racing Carnival’s Super Thursday on March 4, Gulf News learnt.

Taking to the stage at the newly-built Meydan Racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, the singer who is widely known for his work as both an actor and social activist, is one of the music industry’s most respected artists.

A career spanning more than 30 years, Sting CBE, born Gordon Matthew Sumner, has scooped numerous awards over the years from Oscar nominations to spots in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Meydan Commercial Director Mohammad A. Nasser Al Khayat said Sting was an obvious choice as he represented everything they hoped to achieve at the new racecourse.

"Sting is not only one of the best in his field, a perennial performer who has seen not only international success but also longevity in his career span," he said.

The concert will end an exciting night of horse racing action for a sell-out audience of more than 16,000.

Frank Gabriel Jr, CEO of the Dubai Racing Club added: "Sting is an excellent addition to our Super Thursday programme as his music transcends all. It is important to us that performances at the Dubai International Racing Carnival are appreciated by general audiences, as our race meetings see participants from various geographies, and Sting's music is a universal example of how it can bring people together regardless of nationality or language. The concert is the perfect complement to end an exciting evening at the races."

Tickets, which cover both the Super Thursday races from 6.30pm and the concert from 11pm, are priced Dh150, Dh275, Dh555 for standing and Dh735 seated.

Expected to sell out fast, they will go on sale from Sunday at www.boxofficeme.com and all Virgin Megastores.