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Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts

Tel: +971 2 801 5400

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Tel: +971 2 895 8700 or

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Sir Bani Yas Stables

Delve into Arabia’s rich equestrian culture at Sir Bani Yas Stables, where a variety of breeds from around the world include highly trained horses that are suitable for all levels of experience, including beginners and children.  Book lessons in one of the beautiful outdoor paddocks, as well as a variety of riding packages that are tailored to individual abilities.  From rides through the Arabian Wildlife Park and along sandy shores, to the romance of watching sunrise and sunset, journeys on horseback are the perfect way to see the island’s natural attractions up close and personal. View activity video

Riding Packages

Mangroves Lagoon Ride (1.5 – 2 hours)
Mount your trusty steed and embark on a terrific ride which traces the edge of our beautiful mangrove lagoon. This ride is active and involves a considerable amount of trot and canter. Definitely one for advanced riders looking for an unforgettable experience.

This ride is for intermediate and experienced riders only.
The minimum age for this ride is 17 years.

Wildlife Horse Ride (1.5 – 2 hours)
Enjoy rare encounters with exotic nature as you ride through the vast Arabian Wildlife Park. Admire the island’s unique topography and breathtaking nature, as well as the thousands of free roaming animals and birds that call this paradise their home.

The minimum age for this ride is 14 years.

Beginner Loop Ride by Lead Rein (30 minutes)
Perfect for beginners and novice riders, this short introductory ride on a lead rein takes you on a steady walk around the stables and surrounding grounds that are frequented by graceful gazelles and exotic birds. Benefit from the guidance and encouragement of the equestrian centre’s expert team, for a safe and enjoyable first experience.

Bush Trail (1 hour)
Explore the expansive Arabian Wildlife Park at walk and trotting paces. Traverse bush trails that are teeming with a broad array of animals and birds. Watch them in their natural habitat, against a backdrop of stunning island scenery, enjoying a feeling of being at one with your steed and the island’s unique nature.

This ride is suitable for intermediate riders.
The minimum age for this ride is 10 years.

Riding Lessons

Beginners (45 minutes)
If you are in the early stages of your riding career or a first timer, improve your skills and confidence in a beginner’s group lesson. Conducted in the safe environment of the stable’s arena, these lessons are tailored to individual needs and abilities, providing a welcoming introduction to the fascinating world of horses.

The minimum age for this lesson is 10 years.
These lessons are for up to a maximum of 3 people per group.

Intermediate - Advanced (45 minutes)
For those with more advanced riding skills, this group lesson in the stable’s arena is the perfect way to improve your technique and confidence, with a professional instructor offering personalised guidance and encouragement.

The minimum age for this lesson is 10 years.
These lessons are for up to a maximum of 3 people per group and are tailored to individual needs

Private Tuition Lesson (45 minutes)
Take your skills to the next level in a one-on-one private lesson. Conducted in the safe environment of the stable’s enclosed arena, your instructor will tailor the lesson to suit your ability and goals.

The minimum age for this lesson is 10 years.
These private lessons are for 1 person only.

Horse riding is not available during the summer months. Please contact us to find out about the periods when this activity can be booked.

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Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts

P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais,
Sir Bani Yas Island,
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tel:       +971 2 801 5400
Fax:      +971 2 801 5408

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