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Sir Bani Yas Stables

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At the new state-of-the-art horse riding facilities at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara visitors can enjoy a variety of horseback riding activities and lessons, each tailored to meet the individual abilities of guests – be they first-time or experienced riders. For more information, visit desertislands.com

Beginner loop ride & lead

With encouragement and guidance from the resort’s highly-trained equestrian team, this is the perfect opportunity to experience riding for the first time in a 20-minute entry-level product.
Price: AED 250 / US$ 68.50 a person.

Royal bay ride

Only for advanced riders, this two-hour excursion lets guests take a horse out along Sir Bani Yas Island’s sandy beaches for a splash along the shimmering shallows of the Arabian Gulf, or a canter through the sand and bush areas.
Price: AED 350 / US$ 96 a person.

Private lessons
A variety of lessons are available for those looking to take up horse riding as a sport or hobby. Children aged 5-16 can take advantage of the 20-minute ‘Beginner loop ride & lead course’, while special group sessions are available in Novice, Intermediate and Advanced classes.

All cost AED 200 / US$ 55 for a 45-minute tutorial.One-on-one tutorials can also be arranged for guests requiring more dedicated sessions, whether dressage or jumping focused.Price: AED 300 / US$ 82.20 for a one-hour session.

Website: www.desertislands.com

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