Desert Experiences

Horseback Ride

By Arabian Adventures
Please be advised that this tour is suitable only for experienced riders, with a minimum of three years of riding experience. The weight of the rider cannot exceed 85kg.
From USD 157

Price varies by vehicle, group sizes and other selections

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    Shared or Private
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    Horseback ride
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    Sunrise or Sunset
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An Arabian Horseback Ride is a truly special way to experience the Dubai desert, acting as a throwback to generations gone by. Arabian horses have played a critical role in the development of Bedouin culture, and on this activity you will experience the friendship that Arabic culture shares with this unique species. We adhere to English style riding for this activity, requiring a minimum of 3 years experience for participating guests.

Duration: 1.5 hours
Language: English

Full description

Arabian horses have been part of Bedouin culture for many centuries, acting as both transporters and travel companions. On a Horseback Ride across the desert, you'll experience their role in the desert lifestyle, discovering the Dubai dunes in the process.

This is a peaceful, calming experience taken at a slow pace to appreciate the beauty around you. The experienced resident horses of Al Maha Desert Resort will be your mode of transport, and they know every dune like the back of their hooves!

There are both morning and evening rides to choose from, with breakfast and non-breakfast options available on morning rides.

What's included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in a shared or private vehicle from your hotel or residence
  • Peaceful desert walk on an Arabian horse
  • Breakfast at the beautiful Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
  • Sunrise or sunset views (subject to activity and time of year, not guaranteed)
  • Nature spotting opportunities throughout the walk, including camels, Arabian Oryx, lizards, birds and more

What's not included

  • Transfers to and from the DDCR from your location


  • Desert ride on horseback
  • Incredible desert views
  • Breakfast stop (optional - for morning rides only)

Know before you go

  • If you have any special dietary requirements or meal requests, please contact our team via WhatsApp on +971 4 274 8803 or via the form here , and we will work to accommodate your request.
  • Please be advised that this is activity is only recommended for people with over 3 years experience riding horses
  • We operate a weight limit of 85kg per rider for the horseback ride
  • The starting time of this activity will depend on the time of year, please check before your activity begins. Please note, the starting time of morning activities will determine whether a sunrise stop is included in your experience. We cannot guarantee the inclusion of a sunrise stop.
  • This activity supports the conservation of local wildlife. A small portion of your activity fee will be donated to the DDCR to help fund local projects
  • We recommend comfortable walking shoes and modest dress for this activity
  • Restrooms are accessible at the beginning and end of the activity
  • We do not recommend this activity for guests who have a history of heart ailments, back or neck problems

Age policy

  • Adults are 12 years and above
  • Adult pricing is applicable for all guests aged 12+

Cancellation policy

  • If you need to cancel your activity, please ensure you let us know at least 24 hours prior to the activity to be eligible for a full refund
  • We may cancel your activity if full payment is not made at least two days before it begins
  • Extraordinary circumstances may result in amendments and cancellations to the schedule. Please ensure you check before you join us
  • We reserve the right to cancel activities or amend schedules at our discretion
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