Riding Lessons at Desert Palm

Our experienced team of qualified riding instructors teach at all levels starting from aged 5 upwards. We cater for all types of clients from complete beginners to advanced show jumpers, dressage and eventers.

The riding school has 31 horses ranging from 11 hand ponies for our smaller clients up to 18 hands for adults.

We offer a wide variety of lessons, including group, semi private and individual. These can be fully tailor made, discipline specific, or we offer hacks where you can explore our wonderful estate on horseback.

Riding School Prices 2019

Lesson Type Price 5 LESSON Package
(5% Discount) *
10 LESSON Package
(10% Discount) *
Assessment Lesson - 30 Minutes 210
Pony Ride - 20 Minutes 30
Hack - 1hr with Escort 315
Stable Management -30 Minutes 68 325 610
Lead Rein - Child - 30 Minutes 147 700 1320
Lead Rein - Adult - 45 Minutes 210 1000 1890
Group - Child - 1 Hour* 231 1095 2080
Group - Adult - 1 Hour* 263 1250 2370
Semi Private - Child - 45 Minutes 263 1250 2370
Semi Private - Adult - 45 Minutes 289 1375 2600
Private - Child - 45 Minutes 315 1495 2840
Private - Adult - 45 Minutes 368 1750 3310
Discipline Specific Lessons
Private Dressage - 45 Minutes 394 1870 3550
Private Jumping - 45 Minutes 420 1995 3780
Cross Country - Group - 1 Hour 368 1750 3310
Cross Country - Private - 45 Minutes 525 2495 4730
Riding Lesson Timings:
Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wedneday, Thursday
Closed Monday
Friday Competition Schedule
6.30am – 10.30am then afternoons 4pm – 8pm

Office Timings:
7.30am – 7.30pm Daily
Closed Monday

Riding School Terms & Important Infomation

All prices are in AED and Inclusive of 5% VAT.
Child prices are for children aged 16 years and under.
Registration Fee
There is a 420 dirhams registration fee- this covers all members of the same family, it is a one off payment to register as a member of Desert Palm Riding School.
Assessment Lesson

Each new client will undertake a 30 minute assessment lesson to establish their individual riding level before being assigned a suitable instructor. If you have chosen group lessons this will also help us to place you into an appropriate group for both your age and ability.

Late Arrivals
Less than 15 minutes late:
Private lessons: you will only be able to ride for the remaining time of your allocated lesson.
Group lessons: you will only be able to ride for the remaining time of you allocated lesson.
More than 15 minutes late:

Unfortunately allowing a rider to join in later than this will cause disruption and does not allow adequate time for the warm up of both horse and rider. You will not be able to join in your lesson, but will be charged the full amount. 

Lesson Payment

All lessons must be paid for in advance. There are no refunds on lesson packages.

5 lesson packages are valid for 6 weeks only.

10 lesson packages are valid for 12 weeks only.

If at the end of your package you do not renew immediately, your allocated slot will be given to another rider.

Lesson Times
Children’s lead rein lesson 30 minutes
Child / Adult group lesson 1 hour
Child / Adult semi private 45 minutes
Child / Adult private 45 minutes

A group lesson will be for one hour if there are three or more people in the group. If there are only two people it will run for 45 minutes and only one person it will be for 30 minutes. A semi-private lesson will be 45 minutes even if there is only one person attending.

Slot Allocation

Once you have been given a regular lesson slot this will be yours unless there is notice given from either yourself or the riding school.

If a rider is cancelling on a regular basis then the riding school reserves the right to re-allocate your slot and find an alternative that better suits yourself.

Family Membership Discount

Desert Palm offers a 10% discount for each lesson type if three or more members of the same family are taking lessons.

Cancellation Policy

Lessons must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance. Notice may be given by txt, email or telephone on 0504517773, 043238010 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Where notice is late or not received, the full lesson price will be charged without exceptions, whatever the reason.

Learn to ride and improve your equestrian abilities at Desert Palm Dubai.


Desert Palm Riding School
Al Aweer Road
Tel: +971 4 323 8010
Mobile: +971 50 451 7773
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.