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At Sir Bani Yas Stables’ state-of-the-art horse riding facilities at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara, visitors can enjoy a selection of horseback riding activities and lessons tailored to meet individual abilities. So, whether you’re a first-time rider or an experienced equestrian, you’ll find an activity you love. 

Dune rides are great for beginners, making this the perfect opportunity to experience riding over sand dunes in a 30-minute to 45-minute entry-level activity. The resort’s highly-trained equestrian team will offer encouragement and guidance all the way.

Bush trail or beach rides are only for intermediate riders, with this one-hour to one-and-a-half-hour excursion taking guests out along Sir Bani Yas Island’s sandy beaches for a splash in the shimmering shallows of the Arabian Gulf, or a canter through the sand and bush areas.

A wildlife ride is a once-in-a-lifetime activity suited to experienced riders who get to explore the southern area of the wildlife park for an hour-and-a-half to two hours. Equestrians can expect to get up close and personal with some of Sir Bani Yas Island’s famous wildlife, including gazelle and giraffes.