You’ll have far more fun on a horse if you’ve learnt how to ride properly. Desert Palm Riding Club is a great place to get started. Lessons cost between Dhs150 and Dhs300 depending on the time and number of riders in the group. You’ll get a decent grounding in the basics, learning to trot, canter and then gallop correctly. If you’ve never been here, you’ll be amazed by the green and well-developed fields. Advanced riders can also sign up for lessons in dressage and jumping, with the option of entering regular competitions. Palm Riding Club, Desert Palm Hotel, International City, Dubai , call Jo 050 451 7773 for bookingsTo see 100 more of our favourite things to do in Dubai, click here.