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Al Shaqab reopens tours of its world-class equestrian center

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Qatar’s iconic equestrian destination is home to the finest Arabian horses.Spread across a 980, 000 square meter horseshoe-shaped landscape,Al Shaqab houses newborn foals as well as reigning world champions, and has proved to be the perfect venue for local as well as world-class  international equestrian competitions.


The Al Shaqab Protocol & International Relations Department organizes

VIP tours, school tours, tours for local and international government

institutions, and public tours, with guests enjoying the opportunity to have  close-up encounters with magnificent pure-bred Arabian horses.


Khalifa Al Attiya, Executive Director, Al Shaqab, said: “Al Shaqab was established by His Highness the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani in 1992 to preserve Qatar’s Arabian horse heritage, and to be a leading equine centre of excellence, while providing an engaging experience for the community.


“From its humble beginning as an Arabian horse breeding farm, Al Shaqab has evolved into a multifaceted center that not only breeds Arabian horses but also educates people on the art of horsemanship and equestrianism, hosts and organizes world-class equestrian events such as Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines, and trains riders and horses for long-distance endurance races. 


“Visitors to Al Shaqab will gain unique insight into the workings of a leading equestrian center, and enjoy a tour like no other.


“In view of current circumstances,  Al Shaqab is strictly following all government COVID-19 precautionary measures to ensure the  health and safety of our guests.”



Book a Tour of Al Shaqab

• Al Shaqab tours take place from Sunday to Thursday.

• 9:00AM and 3:00PM.

• Tour duration 45 minutes.

• Book online at, or call +974 44541992




Al Shaqab – A World-Class Facility


Since its establishment in 1992, Al Shaqab’s vision was to build on Qatar’s Arabian horse heritage and be a leading global center for equine professionals, while providing an engaging experience for the community. Global leadership has not only meant preserving, improving, and promoting the Arabian horse breed, but also encouraging the community in this unique, traditional cultural sport. 

Today, Al Shaqab’s impressive facilities, which are distinctively designed in the shape of a horseshoe, cover 980,000 square meters. With a state-of-the-art Main Arena comprising both an indoor and outdoor venue capable of holding over 5,000 spectators, Al Shaqab is part of Qatar’s growing reputation on the world stage that showcases its ability to host major international sports event at the highest level.

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QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Amir, and Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, who shared the vision to provide Qatar with quality education. Today, QF’s world-class education system offers lifelong learning opportunities to community members as young as six months through to doctoral level, enabling graduates to thrive in a global environment and contribute to the nation’s development.

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