Programs

On wilfred thesinger foot steps:

day 1:

Arrival at Abu Dhabi airport, transfer to your hotel, breakfast and relaxing morning.

Afternoon visit of Abu Dhabi city.

Abu Dhabi Literally Means Father of The Gazelle, Abu Dhabi – the capital of UAE; a majestic island renowned for its colossal infra- structural development. Abu Dhabi is unique portrayal of modern architecture retaining the country’s.Islamic identity as its inspiration.

The Abu Dhabi City Tour takes you around the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is located on an island connected to the mainland by three bridges. In the capital, you will find it filled with skyscrapers, even with all of the modern developments in the city, tourists will still find a lot of fascinating unique and peculiar heritage attractions.This tour will bring you closer to the traditional markets where you have the chance to taste and buy dates, see the fishermen and their catch of the day. We will take a walk along the Corniche promenade, with almost 8km, the longest in the U.A.E.

PLACES TO VISIT: GRAND MOSQUE, HERITAGE VILLAGE, IRANIAN MARKET, DATES MARKET, FISHING HARBOUR,YAS ISLAND, SADIYAAT ISLAND.

Hotel night BB basis 

 Day 2/3/4/5 included:

 After a nice breakfast, transfer to our stable and meet horses and guide.

Our horses are Pure Arabians and Anglo Arabians all well trained and easy to ride. Most of them are Gelding and ex Endurance horses.

You will not start our ride before local tea call “ Karak” A perfect karak tea needs a strong black tea with camel milk!

We will start to ride on the beautifull horse tracks of Abu Dhabi Endurance village..120 Kimometers of desert tracks!

"The style of architecture is part of our rich heritage. The village is built like an old fort with seven towers. But the instruments, equipment and facilities are the latest in their field, whether it be the veterinary clinic, the media centre or other services. It combines the heritage of the past with technology of tomorrow,"

The 'Emirates International Endurance Village' is a gift from Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Director General of the President's Office and Board Chairman of the International Petroleum Investment Company, to the sport of endurance not only in the UAE, but also to all the competitors from the Arab countries and the world.

We will ride South and enter Al Watbha white sand desert, sand there is extremely fine, crossing some salt lakes and camel farms. For 4 days  “ camping  nights we are crossing immaculate desert and salty Areas, sand dunes with color changing., if we are lucky we will meet some desert Gazals..

 Each 35 Km our desert team will prepare desert camps, we are offering nice desert confort with big tents to enjoy evenings, portable shower tents and Igloo single tents.

Our Cook will prepare local dinner and lunches.

Each day we will enjoy dynamic ride, early morning rides, and late evenings according to weather and temperature.

We will ride in direction of al Ain wich i one of the world's oldest permanently inhabited settlements, and a UNESCO World HeritageSite.
The city abounds in picturesque forts. One of the UAE’s most historic buildings, Al Jahili Fort was erec

 

ted in 1891 to defend the city and protect precious palm groves and is home to a permanent exhibition of the work of British adventurer Sir Wilfred Thesiger and his 1940s crossings of the Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter) desert.  The redeveloped Al Qattara Fort is now home to a brilliant arts centre and gallery, offering hundreds of modern exhibits within its walls and with spaces for a variety of workshops – from pottery and painting to music and calligraphy. We will finish our beautifull ride and say bye bye to our horses and team. Transfer to our hotel al Ain city.

Hotel night al Ain DBL HB

Day 6 :

Last morning ride, to reach horse truck and transfer to Al Ain.

Free day in Al Ain

The city abounds in picturesque forts. One of the UAE’s most historic buildings, Al Jahili Fort was erected in 1891 to defend the city and protect precious palm groves and is home to a permanent exhibition of the work of British adventurer Sir Wilfred Thesiger and his 1940s crossings of the Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter) desert.  The redeveloped Al Qattara Fort is now home to a brilliant arts centre and gallery, offering hundreds of modern exhibits within its walls and with spaces for a variety of workshops – from pottery and painting to music and calligraphy. We will finish our beautifull ride and say bye bye to our horses and team. Transfer to our hotel al Ain city

 Free Day of visits, they are all  near our hotel.

Al Ain Meaning the eye or the source

Al Ain is an oasis city and the second largest in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Having a history dating back to the 4th millennium BC, Al Ain is one of the agricultural centers of the Emirates and is also a university town. Al Ain is famous for its date plantations.

The Al Ain palace museum opens up its gates to show us how the Sheikhs used to live as compared to their lives today and we will visit as well

The picturesque Al Jahili Fort is one of the UAE’s most historic buildings. It was erected in 1891 to defend the city and protect precious palm groves. The former headquarters of the Oman Trucial Scouts, the force that protected the mountain passes and kept inter-tribal peace, it also served as a residence for the local governor. It is set in beautifully landscaped gardens, and visitors are encouraged to explore it.

An Al Ain landmark, the fort has been carefully restored and now houses a permanent exhibition of the work of British adventurer Sir Wilfred Thesiger (whom the locals affectionately refer to as ‘Mubarak Bin London’) and his 1940s crossings of the Rub Al Khali (The Empty Quarter) desert.

 The neat and well kept roundabouts, the bridges running over dry river beds are seen all over the city.The visit of the camel market is a must. Then we shall find our way to the foot of Jebel Hafit, part of the Hajar Mountain range, where the hot springs can be found. It is now a recreation and relaxation place for families.

 Hotel night BB Basis

day 7:

After nice visit of Camel Market and Djebel Afeet.

We are going back to Abu Dhabi

Hotel night Abu Dhabi* ectra night 

 Day 8:

Departure or extension

 

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 Randonnée au Pays des 1001 nuits

 

Abu Dhabi est un Emirat situé entre Dubai ,Qatar, Oman l’Arabie Saoudite,  la famille régnante Al Nahyan a su faire de son pays de Sable et de dunes un Emirat fascinant entre modernité et traditions. Très sensibles à l’écologie et la nature ils ont  su garder des espaces immenses intouchés par homme,  nous chevaucherons dans les dunes blanches d Al Watbha où  sont situées les écuries de Cheick Mansour Al Nahyan avec plus de 1000 chevaux  et pour les plus téméraires le désert de Liwa frontière avec l’ immense désert «le Rub al Khali » un désert rouge immense ou quelques explorateurs se sont aventurés..dont le fameux «  Wilfried Thessinger »

  La culture d'Abu Abu Dhabi est fermement ancrée dans les traditions islamiques arabes, illustrant de façon éloquente le véritable engagement de l'Islam envers la tolérance et l'hospitalité. L'amalgame des influences internationales avec l'engagement profond envers le patrimoine local a engendré un fascinant mélange du  nouveau et de l'ancien.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jour 1- Dimanche

Arrivée matinale à Abu Dhabi, transfert à l'hôtel puis matinée libre. Déjeuner non inclu vous donnant l'occasion de tester un des nombreux restaurants de la ville. Visite de la ville pendant l'après-midi et découverte de la merveilleuse Mosquée Bleue du Cheick Zayed Al Nahyan, qui peut accueillir environ 40 000 fidèles ce qui fait d'elle la neuvième plus grande mosquée du monde. Suite de la visite avec la vieille ville et le Palais d'Al Husn.

Dîner et nuit à l'hôtel.

Jour 2- Lundi
Après le thé local appelé "Karak", nous débutons cette chevauchée dynamique sur de belles pistes. Nous nous dirigeons sur les pistes du village d'endurance où se trouvent les fameuses écuries de Cheick Mansour Al Nahyan. Nous traversons ensuite des paysages de déserts de dunes blanches, de lacs salés et nous pourrons même croiser quelques fermes de chameaux. Nuit en tente confort
Environ 5 heures à cheval

Jours 3 à 5-Mardi-jeudi
Nous randonnons loin de la ville et de la modernité. Nos montures nous porterons à des allures dynamiques nous permettant de parcourir environ 35km par jour. Nous découvrons des paysages à couper le souffle comme le désert blanc d'Al Watbha. Nous effectuons un véritable raid au coeur de la péninsule Arabique, dans la pure tradition bédouine, sur les traces de l'explorateur Wilfried Thessinger rebaptisé par les bédouins "Mubarack Bint London" qui fut l'ami du Cheick Zayed Al Nahyan. Notre randonnée nous amène proche de l'Oasis d'Al Ain, patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco. Par temps clair, nous apercevons le Jebel Hafeet, le plus haut sommet de la région.

Environ 5 heures à cheval par jour

Nuit en camping

Jour 6: Vendredi
Après un petit-déjeuner matinal, nos chevaux nous emmènent pour une dernière chevauchée dans le désert, très proche de la frontière omanaise avec en toile de fond le Jebel Hafeet.

Ici nous quittons nos chevaux pour etre transferé jusqu'à l'Oasis d'Al Ain où nous déjeunons avant de visiter la palmeraie et son système d'irrigation. L'Oasis reste un endroit traditionnel particulièrement apprécié par les Omanais et Emiratis. 

Visite libre du Palace museum de Cheick Zayed ,  du fort al Jahili avec son exposition permanente de Wilfried thesinger l' explorateur Anglais .

Nuit al Ain Hotel

Jour 8 - samedi 
Dernière matinée à Al Ain*

Visite du camel Market et du Djebel Afeet

Retour à Abu Dhabi 

Hotel night Abu Dhabi

Fin des services

 

 

Ce programme est donné à titre indicatif. ll pourra être sujet à changements en fonction des conditions climatiques, des vents, de la nature changeante des terrains, de la condition physique des cavaliers…

 

 

 

 

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1001 nights ride

 

 Discover United Arab Emirate ride in our most beautifull desert resort.

 

Day 1:

Arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport, meeting our company representative and transfer to Saint Regis hotel****** DBL BB

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Afternoon city tour

Day 2:

Transfer to Telal resort located in an Amazing area in the middle of Sand Dune.

Afternoon ride

Telal resort Al Ain: DBL HB basis

Day 3/4:

We will ride 2 days inside Telal reserve.

Hunting and Falconnery available*

DBL room HB basis

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Day 5: Extension +

Transfer to Qasr el Sarab desert of Liwa wich is Rub al Khali desert:

Dbl HB

Overnight, sunset ride.

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 Day 6:

Day ride in amazing rub al Khali desert; Liwa Red sand dune...

Qasr el Sarah hotel night***** DBL HB

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 Day 7:

Transfer to sir Baniyas Island, overnight and relaxing day !

Baniyas do have Amazing Safari and wild life

DBL HB 

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 Day 8:

 Transfer to Sir Baniyas island after check out.

Relaxing Day

Possibility of horse riding or other activities on request

DBL HB

 Day 9:

Back to Abu Dhabi By Plane or Van

Overnight at  Saint Regis Hotel DBL HB

 Day 10:

Airport transfer end of our services

 

  Abu Dhabi endurance desert trail:

This ride is made for endurance lovers .. On our best endurance tracks AL Watbha Cheick Mansour endurance village , And Boothib Cheick Sultan endurance village, riders will enjoy early morning training Or evening ride. During the day riders will have time to Visit Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Sharjah...or simply relax on sea side or pool side.

Day 1: saturday

Arrival at Abu dhabi airport and transfer to your hotel.

Abu Dhabi City tour on requestXXXX

Hotel night Abu Dhabi Grand mercure Majlis

 Day 2: Sunday

Free morning.

Late afternoon transfer to Al Watbha endurance village.. Meeting with team and horses; First ride on Beautifull horse tracks. Cheick Mansour stable is next door with more than 1000 Horses. We might get a chance to visit..

Desert dinner after the ride

Hotel night Abu Dhabi

Day 3: Tuesday

Dubai city tour  on request

Ride in Dubai desert with barbecue

Hotel night  Dubai

Day 4:wednesday

Dubai- Al Ain transfer No riding

Al Ain Oasis wich is Unesco Patrimoine. Nice visit of Jahili Fort, Cheick Zayed Family house.

Lunch on the top of Djebel Afeet with Overview of Oman Sultanate and Abu Dhabi desert.

Hotel night Al Ain

Day 5: Wednesday

Transfer to Telal resort heritage village 

Relaxing day in Al Ain Telal resort and overnight possibility of spa.

Telal is located in a beautifull area called Al Remah in middle of sand dunes telal offer plenty of activities. including falconnery and hunting.

Evening ride in nice sand dunes area. 

Telal overnight HB

DE luxe room or heritage village

Day 6: 

 Morning ride at telal resort wildlife reserve, only in may.. 

Overnight at telal.

Telal offer Multi activities including falconnery.

Day 7: Departure