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Discover the glory of Al Shaqab

Visit the finest Arabian horses 

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Tradition, Sports

Al Shaqab

Al Shaqab, located in Education City as a member of Qatar Foundation since 2004, is Qatar’s state-of-the-art equestrian center. His Highness The Father Amir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, established Al Shaqab in 1992 to build on Qatar’s Arabian horse heritage and to help preserve and perpetuate the Arabian horse breed.

How to get there?


    Al Shaqab is accessible by car. Parking is available in the Ceremonial Court parking lot.


  • Al Shaqab is accessible by the Doha Metro. Al Shaqab Station, on the Green line, is the closest metro station. The station is located on Huwar Street in Old Al Rayyan, but is perpendicular to Al Shaqab. The distance from Hamad International Airport is 30 minutes.


Al Shaqab


Alshaqab street


+974 4454 1992


In honor of his ancestor, Sheikh Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Thani, The Father Emir located the Arabian breeding farm at the landmark Al Shaqab battle site where almost a century prior, in 1893, the Bedouins fought a pivotal battle that led to Qatar's independence. Arabian horses played a very significant role in the battle and were integral to the local culture – which is why their preservation of these animals and their heritage is paramount.

Highlights of your visit

  • Horseshow design

  • World Champion horses

  • Fully equipped facilities

  • Private guided tours

  • Family-friendly

Home to more than 700 Arabian horses – Al Shaqab has since developed into a multi-dimensional equestrian center. It not only breeds Arabian horses but also educates young children in the art and values of horsemanship and equestrianism, and also trains riders and horses for long-distance endurance races.

Its existence rests on three underlying pillars of education, excellence, and heritage, enabling it to be a leading equine center of excellence that provides an engaging experience for the community - a place for everyone to celebrate Qatar’s unique heritage and history.

Al Shaqab’s magnificent seven World Champion stallions spread over three generations – Gazal Al Shaqab; Marwan Al Shaqab; Al Adeed Al Shaqab; Kahil Al Shaqab; Hariry Al Shaqab; Fadi Al Shaqab; and Wadee Al Shaqab. Gazal Al Shaqab and his son, Marwan Al Shaqab, head the International Arabian section, while the late, Al Adeed Al Shaqab was universally recognized as possibly the finest Straight Egyptian on the planet. Their worth as sires has been proven as their progeny continue winning the most important Arabian horse show championships around the world.

Spread out over 980,000 square meters, Al Shaqab stands out for its unique architectural design laid out in a horseshoe shape and is renowned the world over as Qatar’s iconic equestrian destination.

It features world-class facilities for horses, including indoor and outdoor arenas, paddocks, air-conditioned stables, an equine veterinary center and an exercise center equipped with the latest technology, including heavy-duty treadmills, massage spaces, and hydrotherapy pools.

Arabian horses were well known for their intelligence, speed, endurance, high spirit, and healthy bones.

Arabian horses were known for their long neck, short back, high tail, graceful nature, unparalleled beauty

Al Shaqab is one of Qatar’s most popular attractions where you’ll have the opportunity to learn all about these stunning creatures that play a vital role in Qatar’s history and tradition. You can also arrange a family guided tour, where you can watch the animals exercise, swim, train, or get groomed. 

Al Shaqab is located in Education City. Unlike any other place in Qatar, Education City is home to branch campuses of some of the world’s leading educational institutes, a homegrown research university, start-up incubators, technology parks, heritage sites, cultural institutions, and much more. 

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Opening times

Sunday to Thursday - From 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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