Abu Dhabi is among the 7 emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates and is rapidly becoming one of the most popular vacation spots in the Middle East. The emirate is the ideal destination for foreigners who want an authentic Arab experience in a cosmopolitan setting. The emirate boasts plenty of attractions and tourists in Abu Dhabi will find plenty of things to do.
High on that list is to go horseback riding at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club (ADEC). The equestrian club is located in Al Mushrif and has been in operation for over a decade. The club is famous for its horse races, endurance races, and show jumping. ADEC also has a riding school where both seasoned and novice equestrians can ride horses. The club boasts nearly one hundred well trained ponies and horses and is a terrific place to learn how to ride a horse. Those interested in horse riding should also consider trying the Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club and the Dhabian Equestrian Club.
Travellers who want a more local flavour can also try their hand at camel riding. At one time camels were the main form of transport and they still hold an important place in local culture. Going on a desert safari on camel back is undoubtedly one of the most fun activities the emirate has in store for foreigners. Camel racing is also a highly popular activity. The races are often thrilling and should not be missed.
Although the emirate may have sprung from a desert its facilities are top notch. The roadways are excellent and although they are primarily meant for cars one can find comfortable public buses that service most parts of the emirate. Accommodation is also quite easy to come by. Tourists looking for luxury Abu Dhabi beach hotels will definitely enjoy the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara. The Abu Dhabi resort is situated on the nearby island of Sir Bani Yas and offers a plethora of facilities. Offering mountain biking, kayaking, archery, horse riding and a series of nature walks and drives, guests will find more than enough to keep them occupied for the duration of their stay.