1 Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
Confident riders can learn how to show jump at this academy. You’ll take classroom theory classes as well as practical sessions.
Dhs350 per person for a 45-minute private class. Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, www.poloclubdubai.com (04 361 8111).
2 Al Sahra Desert Resort Equestrian Centre
For an Arabian desert experience ride on the dunes with an experienced trainer. Sessions are held at sunrise.
Dhs300 per person for 90 minutes. Al Sahra Equestrian Centre, Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road. www.jaresortshotels.com (04 427 4055).
3 Desert Palm Riding School
This riding school has 25 private livery horses and 45 riding school-owned horses. It’s also the home of The Riding for the Disabled Association.
From Dhs175 for a group lesson. Desert Palm, Al Awir Road, www.dubaipoloclub.com (04 323 8010).