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“Camel ride in the desert - great afternoon”

Al Sahra Desert Resort
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Dubai Desert Experience: Red Dune Drive and Al...
Ranked #18 of 131 Fun & Games in Dubai
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Owner description: Al Sahra Equestrian Centre is a full-service riding centre nestled in an oasis among the desert dunes of Dubai. Large enough to cater for all your riding requirements, yet small enough to maintain a relaxed friendly vibe, our rustic ranch-style property is home to forty horses and a group of camels. We offer rides out on the surrounding desert landscape as well as riding lessons - from absolute beginners up to advanced schooling - along with stable management instruction and livery facilities. Our Camel Encounter programme is popular with both tourists and locals alike, as it offers the chance to experience one of the great traditions of the Middle East.
Reviewed December 15, 2013

A wonderful opportunity to enjoy a proper camel ride (40min) in the desert outside Dubai (not like the 1min walks during desert safaris). During your walk you can even catch a glimpse of the city skyline in the distance.
All camels are well kept and behave wonderfully around people. Unlike all other camels I have seen in Dubai, these ones did not even wear a muzzle.
Before the ride we got a good introduction on camels and everything related to them. Got a chance to hug them and see them close up.
A great afternoon and would certainly recommend to everyone.

3  Thank _xKeu_
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We went to the resort for the early morning desert ride (6:30 am) and it was a fantastic experience. My husband rode an Argentinian and I rode a and Arabian/Quarterhorse. The horses are well-kept and the staff is super-friendly. We are used to riding Hispanic breeds and really enjoyed these lively, powerful horses. The best part of it was the gallop across a plain stretch at full speed. These horses are fit, secure and very fast! My mare could not get enough! We really, truly enjoyed the entire experience, including taking the horses back to their paddock and rummaging around a little afterwards. Thank you Lisa and Stacie, we will be back again on our next visit to Dubai!!

2  Thank Aporelmundo
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Had to ride an arabic horse when we were there. Booked a to hour trip in the desert with a guide.
The stable was clean and the horses live a good life in Al Sahra Desert Resort. Good to see!
The weather wasn`t the best, a desert storm on it`s way and the horses felt it and was a little bit jumpy. So where we.... :)
Can absolutly recommand this to others! Good value for the money!

1  Thank Linn Louise V
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

This was by far the highlight of our trip. John, the trainer at the equestrian center was very attentive and always concerned for our safety. There was an approaching sand storm while we rode, but John walked beside the camels during the trek. I would highly recommend to anyone that enjoys animals.

2  Thank Gene R
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

**Sorry only went to the stables and didn't go into the hotel...

The Mrs and I had a wonderful 3 hour desert ride here this month!! Everything was impeccable, the stables were clean, the staff uber friendly and helpful - You could actually feel the horse were happy and well kept (i have been to other stables in Dubai and some of them, the horse looked dirty and stables a mess!)

Worth getting up early (630am start) and having the early morning ride through the desert - Seeing the morning camel handlers with their heard.

So happy with this we signed up for a package to fine tune our riding skills and explore the desert further.

Also available are camel rides

3  Thank TrippingKane
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