Camel Polo in Dubai at Desert Palm by Per Aquum

Dubai is “fabulous for divorce parties and girlfriend getaways,” says The Trip Trotter’s Laura Hanaford.

Desert Palm by Per Aquum, DubaiLooking 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  

For Dubai travel tips, check out our insider’s recommendations. Luxury Travel Advisor recently tested out Business Class on Emirates, and had a peek at the brand new JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.

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