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Things You Should Know Before Going Racing at Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club - Enjoy a Pleasant Experience

Horses have always been a part of the grand culture of the Emirates. They have been regarded as faithful friends of men since time immemorial. At the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club, you will be able to witness the majesty of these gallant steeds. The club which was founded in the year 1976 has been hosting open races since 1991. If you are planning of enjoying the races here the following information will be of great use to you.

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How to get to the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club?

The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club can be easily reached from many leading hotels in Abu Dhabi city. If you stay at hotels such as Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara you will be able to reach the club in approximately 15 minutes. You can book a taxi through your hotel and conveniently reach the Club in time for the races.

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Facilities at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club

The sophisticated Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club consists of a fibre turf grass racetrack, air conditioned stable blocks, a swimming pool as well as a grandstand with a seating capacity of 5,000 that also includes corporate hospitality boxes and VIP suites.

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Admission

Admission to the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club is free and children too are permitted to enter the club. Parents are advised to closely supervise children at all times. Those who are attending the races will be issued a race card at the entrance that will detail the proceedings of the evening. There is also ample parking available at the club.

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Dress code

Smart casual attire is recommended for the public who visit the club while members and VIP's are to be clad in formal clothes.

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Timings of the races

The races at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club start at 5:00 p.m. Six races are held per meeting, with 30 minute intervals between the races.

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Competitions

Those who like to enjoy the races on a more competitive level can predict the first three finishers in each race in a Tri Cast Competition. You only have to fill out a form that can be collected at the entrance with your guesses and deposit it 20 minutes before the first race starts. The collection points are quite easy to locate in the enclosure. The results will be announced at the end of each race.

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Riding School

A reputed institute such as the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club is the best place to learn the glorious art of horse riding. You will get the opportunity to ride a number of horses and ponies and learn from highly trained and experienced professionals. Classes are conducted to provide assistance to first timers as well as those who have some experience in riding horses. The school which started with just 10 Arabian horses has more than 100 horses today. It's a place that allows you to witness the truly amazing beauty of horses in the country by letting you enjoy deeply satisfying close encounters with them.