Behind the Emir's Al Shaqab stud there is a riding school located, so if you want to do some horseriding, this is the place to go...
They have all kinds of horses, not only arabian horses... but of course you will find some arabians there, and you can be lucky to get to ride the World Champion mare, Imperial Phanilah :)
Equipment: Clothes that is suitable for riding
Every year, Qatar is one of the leg in the Moto GP. Held in Lusail International Circuit, the yearly event attracts motorcycle enthusiasts and lover of the sports itself. Winner of last year's event was Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) followed by Nicky Hayden (Honda) and third went to Loris Capirossi (Ducati Team).
Schedule this year : February 14-16, 2007
General Information about the Circuit:
Inaugurated for the Marlboro Grand Prix of Qatar in October 2004
Lenthg = 5.4 km
Camel racing is a very popular sport amongst Qatar's elite, and a good racing camel will fetch many thousands of riyals. Until recently young boys from poor third-world countries were used as jockeys, but international pressure has put an end to this practice, and the camels are now ridden by robots! The owners drive around the outside of the track in their four-wheel-drives, egging on their camels and controlling the whip held by the robot with a remote control.
The racing season lasts through the winter until April or May, culminating at the 10 km Emir's race, which is where these photos were taken. The Emir himself was even in attendance.
For smaller races you can follow the camels around the track as the owners do, but for the Emir's race you will probably have to sit in the grandstand, from where you can see the start and finish live and watch the rest of the race on the TV screens.
Just north of Al Shahaniya on the North Road about 20-30km from Doha. If the road is still closed at Al Shahaniya, follow the detour signs pointing you to the left to head towards Dukhan. Soon after you will see lots of camel stables on the right-hand side of the road. The racetrack is not signposted; turn right onto the dirt track at the second red and white camel-crossing road sign and it will lead you to the parking lot in front of the grandstand.
I witnessed the Qatar Total 2005 Womens Tennis Championship which was held in Doha, Qatar in early 2005 at the Khalifa Tennis Courts. I'm not a Tennis buff and I only went to watch the event due to the prodding of my friends. To my surprise, I actually enjoyed watching Sharapova, Hantuchova, Bovina, Myskina and many other good women players. I'll try to watch it again next year.
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