Abu Dhabi Dunes Holiday

5.0 (4)
3 days 2 nights
Weight limit
90 kg / 198 lb

Come participate in a special three-day immersive horseback riding experience in the captivating Al Wathba Desert, where you can enhance your horse riding abilities amidst the stunning desert scenery.

At the Ranch, we provide a distinctive mix of exciting horseback riding adventures customized to accommodate riders of varying skill levels and preferences. Whether you're a beginner looking to grasp the fundamentals or a seasoned rider in search of exciting rides through the desert, we cater to all. Our proficient instructors will lead you along the unspoiled desert paths, allowing you to admire the breathtaking natural scenery of the desert landscape.

US$ 900
per tourist for 3 days
Departing from
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi International Airport
Available dates
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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Photo Ali A.
Ali A. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I was born a Bedouin in Abu Dhabi and grew up with camels and sheep. At an early age I discovered my talent 'talking' to difficult camel bulls. I joined the Royal Guard and began show jumping. I noticed that my skills with camels were as effective in training horses. I spent some time training horses in Australia and soon realized that my passion and skills with horses were quite unique. From this point there was no stopping for me, I began a career in training horses and fixing “problem” horses. My biggest enjoyment is working with horses to fix their issues allowing them to enjoy being a horse again! I have fixed horses for royal family including Queen Elizabeth ll, international racing trainers and stables, Olympic show jumpers, Grand Prix dressage riders and more. It does not matter to me who the client is or the problem the horse has, I believe I am able to fix them all.

Tour highlights

Improve Your Skills and Techniques
Our experienced instructors are BHS trained and have a wealth of knowledge
Unlimited Riding
Climate and capacity permitting, we offer unlimited lessons and hacks during your stay
Explore the Desert
We are nestled amongst the breathtaking dunes of the Al Wathba Desert

Route details

Day 1
Your First Lessons

Arrive at the Ranch, where you will receive a warm welcome and check-in, along with a special package awaiting you in your room. Meet the fantastic instructors who will discuss your riding preferences and goals for your "Desert Escape." Immerse yourself in the world of horses with an orientation to the esteemed equine companions and explore the different arenas available. Select your first riding experience from a range of options: a thrilling workshop to enhance your jumping skills, building a better connection with your horse, trying out some exciting trick riding or a beginner-friendly arena lesson.

The afternoon session is customized to suit your needs, whether you're a beginner or eager for a sunset desert adventure. You can also choose to spend your evening as you please - perhaps exploring the ranch or simply relaxing and enjoying the surroundings at your own pace. Conclude the day with a tranquil evening at the ranch, indulging in a delightful dinner under the starry night sky.

Day 2
Intensive Desert Rides
Day 3
Tour provider's comments

Suitable for all levels. 



2 nights

Check-in Time: 15:00

Check-out Time: 12:00

2 nights
Our Studio Chalets

Each studio and chalet is equipped with a kitchen, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, en suite bathroom and king size bed to make sure you wake up perfectly refreshed for your riding lessons. 

Tickets to group meeting place

Group meeting place
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi International Airport
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Tour conditions


  • accommodation;
  • daily breakfasts and dinners;
  • soft drink and water;
  • airport transfers;
  • unlimited horse riding (climate and capacity permitting);
  • unlimited lessons (climate and capacity permitting);
  • unlimited hacks (climate and capacity permitting);
  • workshops.


  • flights;
  • lunches;
  • extra drinks;
  • entertainment activities;
  • personal toiletries;
  • park fees;
  • local tours.

Group size

up to 4 tourists


3 days
2 nights

It's important to know

Can I stay with children?

Children who are under nine years old can stay for free when they share a room with their parents, receive free meals and participate as non-participants in horse holidays. Specifically designed activities and lessons will be available for them at the Ranch, along with the option to take private lessons and enjoy pony rides on a pay-as-you-go basis.

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Tour reviews

Based on 4 reviews
  • J
    25 Jun, 2024
    about provider
    The host was extremely welcoming. I had a great time horseback riding and staying at the ranch. I really miss the calm atmosphere!
    25 Jun, 2024
  • S
    16 Jan, 2024
    about provider
    This experience in the UAE was truly exceptional amidst animals, horse stables and a calm environment perfect for admiring the desert's beauty. There were many activities to enjoy, like exploring sand dunes, cycling on a track (bikes available for rent) and witnessing breathtaking views of the sky with shooting stars and, depending on the time of year, possible sightings of the Milky Way. Our three-night stay was delightful, thanks to the warm hospitality of the family and staff managing the property. We are already planning to come back.
    16 Jan, 2024
  • T
    15 Jul, 2023
    about provider
    Wonderful people here, had an exceptional time. I would happily come back
    15 Jul, 2023

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