Horse Riding in the Desert – Ras Al Khaimah

Al-Wadi-Equestrain-Centre - Horse Riding in Ras Al Khaimah

Written by Nailah Aljasmi | 18/11/2019

Are you looking for a new hobby? A fun way to spend your evenings or weekends? Have you considered horse riding? Maybe you have tried it before, really loved it and want to do it more often.

There several health benefits of horse riding.

Horse riding is a great exercise and offers a number of health and fitness benefits, including:

  • Develops leg muscles.
  • Improves balance and posture.
  • Improves mental concentration.
  • Develops the arm muscles and the agility of the hands.
  • Refreshes and clears the mind of daily distractions.

Horse riding is an activity for all ages and abilities. More and more adults are taking to the sport for its exercise benefits and as a relaxing means to enjoy the great outdoors.

Imagine the buzz of galloping along a deserted beach, through a quiet desert or open plain. Horse riding allows you to discover and explore, giving you a sense of pure, timeless freedom and thorough exhilaration.

Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect place for Horse Riding, with the beautiful soft sands, the desert and outdoor space, plus the weather is cooling down. It’s the perfect time to watch the sunrise or sunset whilst having lessons or riding.

Visit the riding school in advance

Once you have chosen a school it is most important that you pay it a visit to check it out. Get a feel for the place and have a chat with one of the instructors and any other beginners. Is it a place that you feel comfortable to learn in? If you are unable to visit, you may need to call beforehand to let the instructor know a few details about your physique. Then, the horse that will be prepared for your lesson will best be suited to you.

The more keen and experienced riders may have their own pony or horse and all the riding gear, but you don’t need a horse or all the gear to get started. The riding school can provide training, from the absolute novice through to the more confident and experienced rider. They also offer a taster of the sport whilst providing all the necessary equipment you will need, not forgetting the horse!

There are two/three great places to visit for Horse Riding in Ras Al Khaimah, and they offer a very different experience for adults and children.

1. Al Hulaifi Equestrian Club

Al Hulaifi Equestrian Club is a multi-purpose, diverse equestrian centre housing 150 horses. Established in 2005 on a 200,000 SQM land, now known to be one of the biggest stables in Ras Al Khaimah.

Dhs100 for 45 minutes, Dhs80 for 30 minutes, Dhs50 for 20 minutes. Courses are available to purchase subject to T&C’s. Open daily from 06:00 am – 11:00 am and then opens again at 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Located in Mudfak, Ras Al- Khaimah, Al Hulaifi Equestrian Club ( 07 244 8966 ).

Get Google Maps Directions

The Al Hulaifi Equestrian Club is located close to Mudfak area of Ras Al Khaimah. If you’re coming from Al Hamra side you can take Al Shohadaa Rd. Otherwise, the E18 from Al Dhait South will take you there.

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2. Al Wadi Equestrian Center

Group and private lessons are available for experienced and beginner riders, including children. Spacious paddocks and a horse-walking arena are among the facilities.   Activities available at the centre include:

  • Riding Lessons: Group and private lessons are available for experienced and beginner riders, including children. Spacious paddocks and a horse-walking arena are among the facilities.  
  • Horseback riding: There is perhaps a no better way to see the rolling red and golden sands than from atop an elegant Arabian horse. Rides, available for beginner and experienced riders, explore the reserve and the flora and fauna that call it home.
  • Ponysplash: This interactive experience invites children to connect with these gentle creatures. Kids learn how to take care of a pony through grooming, washing and walking lessons, followed by an introductory ride.

Dhs290 for 30 minutes (experienced adults), Dhs190 (non-experienced). Courses are available to purchase subject to T&C’s. Open daily from 08:00 am – 6:00 pm. Al Mazraa, Ras Al- Khaimah, (07 207 7777).

The Al Wadi Equestrian Center is located in Al Mazraa, Wadi Khadija – The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.

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