Text size:

  • Small
  • Normal
  • Large

Sheikh Mohammed attends Giants Endurance Challenge equestrian race

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister, took part in the competition.

The first round of the Giants Endurance Challenge, an equestrian competition, was attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The 120km race, which featured 84 riders, took place yesterday at Dubai's Emirates International Endurance Village, in Al Wathba, state news agency Wam said.

While some royals watched the event, others, such as Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister, took part.

The race was won by Ali Al Jahouri, who was representing Al Wathba Stables. According to the official website of Sheikh Mohammed, the winning prize consisted of a Bentley car and cash. The win was the second in almost as many days for the Al Jahouri family, with Mr Al Jahouri's teenage son, Khalifa, taking first place in last Friday's 100km Endurance Cup for Private Owners.

The challenge is organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.

ZAlhassani@thenational.ae

Back to the top

More articles


Editor's Picks

 A supporter of India’s ruling Congress Party wears a mask of leader Rahul Gandhi during a rally in Mumbai, India. Kevin Frayer / Getty

Best photography from around the world, April 21

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world.

 Bloom Properties' Al Bateen Waterfront project in Abu Dhabi. Photo courtesy Bloom Properties

Bloom Properties starts work on Al Bateen Waterfront project

The development will feature 225 residential apartments of one to four bedrooms, a 200-room five-star hotel with 57 serviced apartments, and a 3,000 square metre retail space

 David Moyes has led Manchester United to seventh in the Premier League, six points behind sixth-placed Tottenham. Alex Livesey / Getty Images

Manchester United require ‘radical surgery’ from top to bottom

'Moyes is not a bad manager ... However, he is doing a spectacularly bad job at United' writes Richard Jolly of Manchester United, arguing wholesale changes at the club are now necessary.

 Marina Square apartments Reem Island: Q1 2% rise. Studio - Dh65-68,000. 1BR - Dh75-95,000. 2BR - Dh110-145,000. 3BR - Dh170-190,000. Q1 2013-Q1 2014 no change. Sammy Dallal / The National

In pictures: Where Abu Dhabi rents have risen and fallen, Q1 2014

Find out how rental prices in the prime locations in Abu Dhabi have altered during the first three months of the year and the current rates you will pay according to data provided by Asteco.

 Jia Ruhan sang as a guest singer in famous pianist Robert Wells's concert 'rockabilly-medley' in November 2012. Handout

Meet the pop star who is key to China’s superpower ambitions

Before Beijing can achieve its ambitions to be a superpower it will need to become a respected soft power. That's where Jia Ruhan comes in.

 Screen shot from Vin Deisel's facebook page of he and Michelle Rodriguez in Abu Dhabi for the filming of Fast & Furious 7. April 2014

Fast & Furious in Abu Dhabi, a social media frenzy

Fast & Furious 7 wraps up an eventful and much-anticipated week of filming in the capital. Let's take a look at what went on via the key players' social media, while they were enjoying the delights of the desert.

Events

To add your event to The National listings, click here

Get the most from The National