Al Ain, fondly known as the ‘oasis city’, is home to the spectacular sports and entertainment destination – Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club. The facility encompasses an impressive golf course, a full-fledged equestrian centre, floodlit cricket ground, rugby field and a shooting club, all offering gorgeous views of the majestic Jebel Hafeet Mountains.
Here’s our comprehensive guide to Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club and its facilities.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE AL AIN EQUESTRIAN, SHOOTING & GOLF CLUB
Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club or AESGC is more than a regular golf course or equestrian centre. It is a social hub and a hotspot of activities for sports and recreation buffs in Abu Dhabi. AESGC has well-equipped rugby and cricket fields along with a Golf Academy offering multiple courses and a team of PGA professionals. The venue is also a popular place to host weddings and other events.
Let’s discover the numerous sporting activities at the AESGC.
THE EQUESTRIAN CLUB
The Equestrian Club in Al Ain was inaugurated in September 2007 with a vision to promote horsemanship in the city. It provides training programmes for various equestrian skills such as show jumping and horseracing. The club had also played host to the prestigious President of the UAE Show Jumping Cup in 2013.
The Equestrian Club has world-class stables that can accommodate up to 155 horses. Facilities on offer include a sandblast outdoor arena, four surface arenas, sand paddocks, a showjumping arena and a 3,000m international standard racetrack.
HORSE RIDING LESSONS
One of the best features of the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club is its horse-riding academy. The club offers basic and advanced horse riding and shows jumping lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. Read on for more information about the horse riding lessons at AESGC.
BASIC HORSE RIDING LESSONS
The basic riding lessons are suitable for both kids and adults who want to try equestrian sports. Those looking to experience horse riding for the first time can head to the Al Ain Equestrian Club.
- Pony lessons for kids (age six to nine years old): AED 60 for a single lesson and AED 250 for five lessons. Each class is 30 minutes long.
- Basic riding lessons (age ten and above): AED 100 for a single lesson and AED 450 for five lessons. Each lesson lasts for 45 minutes.
ADVANCED HORSE RIDING LESSONS
The advanced horse riding lessons at Al Ain Equestrian Club allow you to learn more skills, including trot and canter disciplines.
- Advanced lessons in a group: AED 120 per lesson and AED 550 for five lessons
- Private lessons (45 minutes per lesson): AED 300 per lesson and AED 1,300 for five lessons
SHOWJUMPING LESSONS AT AL AIN EQUESTRIAN CLUB
Showjumping is a thrilling and glamorous sport that is popular with spectators. Now you can be a part of this exciting equestrian sport by taking lessons from the industry’s best trainers.
- Showjumping lessons cost: AED 120 per lesson and AED 550 for five lessons.
AL AIN GOLF CLUB
A significant part of AESGC is its Golf Club and Golf Academy. The impressive 18-hole championship golf course is one of the best grass golf courses in the UAE. The Back 9 is now equipped with floodlights, allowing the game to resume well into the evening.
The floodlit area has three golf academy courses. AESGC Golf Academy lets new players practice their long and short games and offers an excellent opportunity to learn the game from PGA professionals.
The club also has a range of outstanding amenities such as a clubhouse, locker rooms, children’s play area, golf club shop and a bar.
Golf Club facilities include:
- The driving range comprising two tees
- Putting green
- Pitching green
- Chipping green
- Practice bunker
- 3-hole short course
AL AIN GOLF CLUB SCORECARD
AL AIN SHOOTING CLUB
The Shooting Range at the Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club offers an impressive range of facilities. The list includes indoor and outdoor shooting fields as per the Olympic and International Shooting Sport Federation ISSF standards. The shooting club members can take advantage of the shooting fields, equipment, guns, rounds and more.
The Shooting Club holds different local and international target shooting events. Anyone can be a part of the sport regardless of gender and age.
AL AIN SHOOTING CLUB MEMBERSHIP FEE
The Shooting Club at Al Ain Equestrian Centre offers three different types of memberships that include:
ONE-YEAR MEMBERSHIP FEE
- Family: AED 4,000
- Single: AED 2,000 (18 years and above) | AED 1,000 (from 14 to 17 years old)
- Members of other shooting clubs: AED 1,000
SIX MONTHS MEMBERSHIP FEE
- Family: AED 2,500
- Single: AED 1,500 (18 years and above) | AED 750 (from 14 to 17 years old)
- Members of other shooting clubs: AED 750
THREE MONTHS MEMBERSHIP FEE
- Family: AED 1,500
- Single: AED 800 (18 years and above) | AED 500 (from 14 to 17 years old)
- Members of other shooting clubs: AED 500
NOTE: Please note that an additional AED 500 will be charged for a certificate and licence issued by the Ministry of Interior.
To become a club member, visit the official website and fill in the membership form.
Professional trainers at the shooting club offer instructions and guidance to beginners. New members are trained thoroughly before they head to the shooting area. Courses and training are also available for advanced shooters. Participants are given certificates after winning a game or completing a training course.
Al AIN SHOOTING CLUB PRIVATE TRAINING FEE
Private lessons for one hour
- Single: AED 150 for members | AED 250 for non-members
- Group (Maximum of four people): AED 500 for members | AED 750 for non-members
10-Day Shooting Course
The 10-day shooting course is for a group of 10 to 20 people aged between 12 and 17 years. The course fee is AED 1,000 each for members and AED 1,500 for non-members.
AL AIN CRICKET CLUB
The Al Ain Cricket Club is a major part of Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club. The cricket club offers numerous facilities, including a full-size oval pitch with floodlights for night cricket, Astro Nets, bowling machines and an outfield practice area. You can either bring along your team or be a part of a talented cricket team from the club.
AL AIN CRICKET COACHING
The Al Ain Cricket Coaching offers Cricket Pathway – an integrated training and development course with a progressive programme. The coaching provides training for different categories for varying age groups such as Under 7, Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, Under 17 and adult squad.
The Al Ain Cricket Coaching fees start from AED 1,000. Interested residents can find fee details and enrollment forms on the official Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club website.
AL AIN AMBLERS RUGBY CLUB
The Al Ain Amblers Rugby Club at Al Ain Equestrian and Golf Club is a world-class facility with five floodlit rugby pitches and a rugby club shop. The club offers a Rugby Program for kids and adults. The Al Ain Amblers Rugby Club has 18 teams, including eight men’s teams and a women’s rugby team.
The rugby club is also home to other sporting facilities such as soccer, tennis court, swimming pools, basketball field, netball court and children’s play area. A beauty salon is also a part of the club.
RESTAURANTS AT AL AIN EQUESTRIAN, SHOOTING & GOLF CLUB
After trying the exciting sports, visitors and members can indulge in a delicious meal at the club.
PALM GREEN’S RESTAURANT
Palm Green’s Restaurant at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club is one of the best places where patrons can enjoy a wide range of international cuisines. The restaurant has an impressive breakfast menu and unique dishes for lunch and dinner. Don’t forget to try the Wednesday Sushi Nights and other special themed nights and offers available at Palm Green’s Restaurant, including special Business Lunch discounts.
- Location: Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club, 135, Khalifa Bin Zayed Street, Al Maqam, Al Ain.
- Average cost for two: AED 175
- Opening hours: Saturday to Sunday 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm
- Contact: +971-3-702-6425
AL RIKAB RESTAURANT
Al Rikab is a Lebanese restaurant at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club. The eatery is known for its authentic Lebanese specialities. The live music takes your dining experience up a notch. Shisha is also available at the restaurant.
- Location: Al Ain Golf Club, Al Maqam, Al Ain
- Average cost for two: AED 160
- Opening hours: Saturday to Sunday 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm
- Contact: +971-3-702-6446
Amblers Bar and Restaurant and Shooter’s Restaurant are the two other wine and dine options at the club.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE AL AIN EQUESTRIAN, SHOOTING & GOLF CLUB LOCATION?
Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club’s address is Tawam Street, Al Maqam, Al Ain.
WHAT ARE THE AL AIN EQUESTRIAN, SHOOTING & GOLF CLUB TIMINGS?
AESGC remains open from 06:00 am to 09:00 pm, daily.
WHAT IS THE AL AIN EQUESTRIAN, SHOOTING & GOLF CLUB CONTACT NUMBER?
If you like to book the venue for an event or have questions about the club membership, contact the administration at +971-3-768-4888 or use the toll-free number 800-8777. Email can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the contact numbers and email IDs for the various clubs:
- Equestrian Club: +971-3-702-6405, email@example.com
- Shooting Club: +971-3-702-6500, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Golf Club: +971-3-702-6400, email@example.com
- Rugby Club: +971-3-702-6431, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Al Ain Cricket Club: +971-3-702-6469
That’s our complete guide on Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club, the one-stop destination for sports enthusiasts. Besides the signature Equestrian and Golf Club, AESGC has venues where visitors can enjoy and play football, tennis, cricket, swimming and rugby.
The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is also worth visiting for those interested in other golf courses in the UAE capital. Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club is where Dubai denizens can explore the world of equine sports.
The Sharjah Equestrian and Horse Racing Club is also a popular attraction for equine sports buffs. The facility has everything from riding lessons to tournaments.
There are several fun things to do in Al Ain, such as paying a visit to the Archaeological Park, shopping at the souks, and more.
Al Ain Oasis is a great spot to explore nature and local flora and fauna. It is one of the must-visit places in the emirate. The Al Ain Wadi Adventures is a popular attraction near the capital, offering a wealth of water sports and exciting activities.