Welcome to
Hobbies Club

Welcome to Hobbies Club

The Hobbies Club … is a cultural and educational club, established in Dubai in 1996 and is one of the oldest youth clubs in the United Arab Emirates. It aims to embrace and develop various beneficial hobbies for young people living in the country through packages of programs, training sessions and camps, held in cooperation with several governmental and private agencies. To date it has organized many significant initiatives and events, most notably the “Rashid Summer Camp” and the “Campaign to Protect the Desert” and enjoys great support at all levels, while being a member of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum initiative to promote youth projects.

About Us / Aref Al Abar

Chairman of the Board of Hobbies Club Born in 1963
Joined the Air Force as a pilot in 1983 Joined the Police Academy in the Sudan during the period 1985 – 1987 First Lieutenant
Commander of the communications force between 1987 – 1990
President of the Enduro horse races between 1989 – 1997 Commissioner of DSF in 1996 Commissioner of sporting events for DSF in 1996 Campaign organizer of the largest bouquet of flowers in the world submitted for Sheikh Zayed (may God have mercy on him) in 2006 Coordinator of the motorcycle racing in 1996 General Coordinator of the company of the UAE Jockey in 1996 Main organizer of the Baghdad International Fair in the years 1998 – 2002 Director of Export Development in the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry in the UAE during 2001 – 2003

Vision & Mission


Promote the role of the Emirate of Dubai in particular and the UAE in general to become a thriving oasis of youth projects on two principles:

The first principle is to appeal to citizens and their families, allowing them to practice their hobbies in a comprehensive environment consisting of ” knowledge, sports and entertainment”, where there is an emphasis on values, heritage and traditions that in turn form a basis for self-development, the strengthening of ties, the fostering of foundations of true citizenship, and the willingness to sacrifice for the country.

The second principle is to promote the country in across all of its fields throughout the year not only seasonally. Adopt new ideas relying on the renewable energies of youth to achieve this purpose in the present, medium and long term.


Consolidate national efforts in terms of studied strategies to promote the role of the new generation in the process of building and shaping a new renaissance, and consolidate the ways to establish a genuine partnership between the youth of the country and all governmental agencies and private bodies, paving the way for the development of model development projects. These projects shall be grounded on the efforts of the youth committed and conscious of the challenges of cultures and ideas, and consistent with the unlimited support of our leaders.

Activities / Adventure Holiday

Horses have been in Arabs since ancient times. Traditionally prized by nomadic tribes as desert transport and war horses, Arab horses were originally developed for speed and endurance, helped by crossing Arab and Thoroughbred stock with local. They are, strong and hardy in the harsh desert environment. At Country festivals you will see tribal leaders riding horses with elaborate and very decorative harnesses. UAE leaders and its people are known for being horse enthusiasm, the country hosted the richest horse race in the world for couple of years.

Hobbies Club offers range of equestrian sports including dressage, eventing, general riding and haking to carriage driving and harnes racing. Hobbies Club UAE offers horse riding lessons, riding holiday short and long trail rides for all levels of rider. Children are welcome to have riding tuition.

Riding Holiday Experienced riders can have interesting rides through the nature reserve, along the beach of Um Al Quwain, to plains of Ras Al Khaimah through oasis and heritage villages. Passing through camel, vegetable and fruits farms of Dhaid.

Enjoy riding on golden sand dunes of Arabian Desert, stopping for sunset and dinner in the oasis. Reach Hatta and passing by through Ruweya Natural reserve.

Dubai is a very popular tourist destination in U.A.E with a rich culture and ancient civilization, with modern civilization. UAE is a hot country and the best time to visit for horse riding is winter from October to April. Summer (May to September) is really too hot for riding. However if staying in the desert remember night time temperatures can be cold, near freezing in mid winter Dubai is a popular tourist destination and the people are friendly and welcoming. The country has good amenities and there is a lot to see and do.

Activities / Entertainment & Sports

The perfect place to enjoy The atmosphere of desert sports and activities HIOBBIES CLUB presents:

Horse Riding for Beginners/Advance Riders

Soap Football Playground.

Quad Bikes

Roller Skate

Course Bridge


Football / Volleyball

Mountain Bikes

Go Kart

Zip Wire

Swimming Pool

Tennis Court / Table Tennis

Magic Show for Kids

Wall Climbing


Media Center

Rashid Summer Camp 2009 Coverage on SAMA Dubai TV
Rashid Summer Camp 2009 Coverage on DM TV
Rashid Summer Camp 2009 Coverage on Dubai TV