Dubai - Day 1 | Photo Gallery
On our first day in Dubai we toured the city and enjoyed the incredible architecture.
- Day 1 Photos - City sites and a trip to the desert
- Day 2 Photos - City sites, shopping at the Souk's and an evening at the Dubai World Cup
- Day 3 Photos - More sites & an evening at the horse show
- Day 4 Photos - A visit to the beautiful Ajman Stud
- Day 5 Photos - A morning trip to the camel track and more city sites
- Day 6 Photos - The amazing Al Zobair Stud in Sharjah
We have returned from an absolutely incredible trip to the United Arab Emirates and Jordon a couple weeks ago. The trip started out with our group of twelve including Bob & Dixie North, Daryl Larson, Sigi Constanti, Greg Knowles, Jeff and Rich Sloan and Andrea and Judy Nordquist & her daughter Kim along with Kim’s husband John meeting in New York for the very long flight (twelve hours) to Dubai. Once we landed we were all amazed at what a great city Dubai is, very clean, safe and the things to see and do are limitless! We took lots of pictures and look forward to sharing them with you. While in Dubai we had an opportunity to visit some incredible stud farms, Thank You to the following for allowing us to visit, share with you our passion for the Arabian horse and tour your beautiful facilities. Oh and we can not forget the food, everywhere we went it seemed the food was endless!
- H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi – Ruler of Sharjah and owner of Al Qasimi Stables
- H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi owner of Ajman Stud
- Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani owner of Alzobair Stud
- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Al Qassimi owner of Albidayer Stud
One of our main reasons for visiting Dubai was to attend the Dubai International Horse Show and the Sharjah International Arabian Horse Festival . Both shows were very well done, beautiful atmosphere, wonderful people, awesome food once again and of course the most important part the gorgeous Arabian horses. Thank you to Sheikh Ammar for arranging our visit to the Dubai International Horse Show and the Dubai World Cup. Thank you to Sheikh Mohammed for the invitation to attend the Sharjah International Arabian Horse Festival. We look forward to welcoming you to the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas , April 2007.
In between the Dubai and Sharjah show we flew to Amman Jordan to visit Majdi Al Salah and his wife H.R.H. Princess Zein. Amman is an incredible city with so much history and many incredible historical places to visit all within a few hours drive. A huge Thank You to Majdi & Princess Zein for arranging all of the tours for us including Jerash, Petra, the Dead Sea and the Baptismal Site of Jesus. Thank you also for the beautiful presentation of your horses and of course the endless amounts of food. Having dinner at the Royal Place five nights in a row really was as incredible as it sounds! Of course riding a camel through Petra and swimming in the Dead Sea are right up there with wonderful life experiences but great food, great horses and great friends always seems to be the tops!
While in Amman we also had an opportunity to visit with Princess Alia and tour the Royal Jordanian Stables, again what incredible history and beautiful beautiful Arabian horses. Thank you for your gracious hospitality!
After Jordon it was back home for most of the group and back to the UAE for Daryl, Sigi and the two of us. We stayed at the beautiful Ajman Kapenski resort that sits right on the Arabian Gulf . After two weeks of touring we were looking forward to just laying out on the beach, taking in the sun and doing nothing…ahh it was nice! In the evenings we attended the Sharjah International Arabian Horse Festival and once again we were wowed not only by the incredibly beautiful horses but also by the show, very exciting! The presentation of the horses was very well done and very impressive.
Needless to say our trip was phenomenal, we look forward to visiting the United Arab Emirates and Jordan again sometime soon. We are planning more trips for our friends and clients of the Arabian Horse Network and look forward to introducing you to the Arabian Horse Lifestyle!
Hope you are having a great spring,
David & Scott