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Al Sahra Desert Resort

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Address: Al Sahra Desert Resort Jebel Ali - Lahbab Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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+971 4 367 9500

Al Sahra Equestrian Centre is a full-service riding centre nestled in an...

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.

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The almost perfect experience

I booked the camel safari for two. The booking went smoothly and I was e-mailed brochures for their different packages (camel safari with/without champagne & horse riding). The... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2013
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

I booked the camel safari for two. The booking went smoothly and I was e-mailed brochures for their different packages (camel safari with/without champagne & horse riding). The prices are reasonable. It's a good deal for what you get. The Equestrian Centre will recommend a cab service where you can check approximate fares on its website. When we arrived at... More 

4 Thank UrbanMoose
Abu Dhabi
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

I entertained 4 friends from Chicago for a week. I scheduled many excursions for them...and this was their favorite! Just a fun, beautiful time with a nice, longer than usual camel ride. John and Mayer(sp) were great guides and interesting to talk to. The camels were so well cared for and friendly/affectionate. Nice champagne and snacks with a beautiful sunset.... More 

2 Thank smurphyAbuDhabi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2013

Definitely go, John was there to help us (horse trainer). Booked camel ride same day. Beautiful and peaceful setting. Animals are all well cared for. 4 camels on resort, well tempered, majestic! An offering of camel milk (store bought) was pleasantly taken, wonderful staff!

3 Thank M M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Come and see the well cared for horses and camels, you'll see the real Dubai where people really care about the animals. My friend and I are 'nervous' riders but the instructor makes our lessons so much fun that we relax and concentrate on developing our riding. There are horses and rides for all abilities.

2 Thank Margaret B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

A mix between a laid back cowboy ranch and a traditional Arab bedouin village this place is amazing for all ages. Horses, camels, nice friendly people and wonderful views. I can highly recommend early morning rides or sunset hack out in the quiet vast wilderness where you may see a fox, gazelles etc.

3 Thank lolasmum3
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2013

If you care about the welfare of the horse you ride then Al Sahra is the place for you. A warm welcome will greet you and you will never feel rushed or pressurised. Knowledgeable sttaff make sure that fun is had by all and you won't find them chatting on their mobile phones while giving you a lesson! Great care... More 

1 Thank spindubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Center the best equestrian center we have visited in Dubai and we have visited many. This is the one we choose for our daughter to continue her riding lessons with. Having owned our own riding stables and horses I'm very picky on how instructors teach and listen to their students. Also, the care of the... More 

2 Thank SunnyHDubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

In contrast to some of Dubai's equestrian centres, Al Sahra is a small, laid-back oasis to ride at. Lovely horses, all well looked after - and there is much fun to be had riding out in the desert which surrounds the place. You can wash your own horse down afterwards then kick back with staff and other riders over coffee.... More 

2 Thank cwarde

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