Bedouin and horse in Oman
NORTH AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

Riding in North Africa and the Middle East

The Arabian and Barb horses of North Africa and the Middle East are still revered amongst their Bedouin breeders and owners. To ride one of these magnificent animals in their natural environment on a riding holiday is a thrill. Whilst horse riding across the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan or the northern Sahara desert in Morocco you can experience their spirit and speed; or marvel at their agility and sure-footedness on a trail ride through the Atlas mountains. It's not all about the horses either - the culture of the Bedouins and the magical night skies add up to an amazing riding holiday.
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From the horse’s mouth

  • Depths of the Desert
    December 2020 Clémentine aged 31
    I initially booked the Depths of the Desert holiday with Ride Egypt and ended up staying an extra 7 days because I just couldn’t bear to leave! This was truly a life changing holiday for me. I was the only person on the riding holiday due to some last minute COVID related cancellations. Emma, Mohamed and Saber made me... Read all
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  • Horses, Dunes and Nomads
    March 2020 Janine aged 37
    Floating across the shimmering golden sands of the Sahara Desert atop majestic Arab/Barb Arabian Stallions like the Nomadic Berbers of old, your very own Arabian Nights adventure. My little darling Moonlight is an absolute gem to ride. Incredibley comfortable paces, feels like you truly are floating across the desert.... Read all
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  • Horses, Dunes and Nomads
    January 2020 Catherine aged 64
    A fantastic riding trip in the desert - riding beautiful forward going stallions across open wild landscapes under bright blue skies. Fantastic guides, good company, and lovely authentic accommodation and food - the guide, Abdel, was an incredible source of information about the country and a very knowledgeable... Read all
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  • Horses, Dunes and Nomads
    January 2020 Peter aged 64
    A great experience from the beginning to the end! Everything was organized perfectly, questions answered within minutes and the local team and guides in Morocco were amazing and so were the horses! The horses were amazing, well looked after and a true pleasure to ride. I was able to look after Rahil for the 6-day ride... Read all
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  • Petra and Wadi Rum (Petra, Aqaba, Dead Sea)
    November 2019 PRIYA ROSE aged 26
    Fantastic trip in a beautiful country. The horses are very forward going and fun to ride, the guides are extremely knowledgeable and we enjoyed the trip from start to finish. Would highly recommend. Kazoum, Arab cross. Incredibly fun to ride - forward going and loves to canter or preferably gallop but easy to control.... Read all
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  • Jordan on Horseback
    Riding in the jordan desert, Jordan
  • Jordan on horseback
    Horseback trail ride in Jordan
  • Horses on the beach in Morocco
    On horseback on the beach, Morocco
  • Jordan and arabian horse
    Arabian horse, Jordan
  • Morocco and horses in the high atlas
    Riding in the high Atlas, Morocco
  • Wadi rum desert on horseback
    Horse riding trail in Wadi rum desert, Jordan
  • Sahara Desert trail riding holiday
    Riding across the dunes, Morocco