Looking for an alternative activity on your trip to Dubai? Desert Palm by Per Aquum—a boutique estate set on championship polo fields just 10 minutes outside the city center—has devised a new diversion for guests. After you’ve experienced a desert safari or hot air balloon ride over the dunes, why not try your hand at a polo match—from the back of a camel?
The new Camel Polo Experience includes trainer-led practice sessions and matches between teams. Conde Nast Traveller (UK) points out that competition is tough on a camel galloping at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour: requiring “teamwork from two riders: one to take the reins, the other to swing the mallet.” For the team savoring sweet victory, there’s even an awards ceremony at the end. For more information, visit desertpalm.peraquum.com.