Godolphin Stables, racing’s finest

The famed Godolphin Racing Stable, one of the most recognized horse racing stables on the globe is the racing enterprise of the renowned Maktoum family. Sponsored by the Emirates airline, this well-known stable has established itself as one of the most successful stables in the sphere. Since its inception in 1992, the stable has developed from strength to strength, winning many of the races in the international racing calendar.

The stable has become a strong symbol of Dubai, which has emerged to become a vibrant and cosmopolitan city renowned for its glamour and sophistication. Noted for its spirit of achievement and innovation, Dubai has become a commercial and leisure highlight, attracting visitors from around the world. Godolphin has demonstrated excellence and innovation, becoming a representative icon of modern Dubai.

Since its inception, Godolphin made great strides to reach the pinnacle of the racing world, employing unconventional but undoubtedly effective methods and techniques to produce the finest and most successful racehorses.

Godolphin’s operations are headquartered in Dubai, where the stable’s racehorses benefit from the Emirate’s pleasantly warm weather during the months of winter. In fact, the enterprise features two principal stable locations in the Emirate, one being located near the city and the other situated in the desert expanses.

Godolphin horses compete at races are around the world, and may be seen in action at the richest racing event in the world, the Dubai World Cup, which lures participants from across the world. The stable has won this prestigious event no less than six times, consolidating its status as one of the most esteemed names in the racing world. Godolphin subsidiary stables are located in France and the United States. The stable’s horses have triumphed in well over 200 premier level races in no less than twelve nations across four different continents.

The enterprise takes its name from the Godolphin Arabian, one of the trio of Arabian stallions who were imported to Europe nearly three centuries ago, and sired the ancestors of today’s thoroughbred racehorses.

Travellers visiting the Emirate and desiring accommodation in Dubai will find an outstanding choice in the Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. This Palm Jumeirah Hotel offers quality accommodations and attractive facilities.

New Kuta Golf – Teeing Off in Bali

If you fancy a fun game of golf to relax or for recreation, then head over to the vibrant and verdant New Kuta Golf course, located on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, which boasts scenic and lush views of the surrounding land and sea. If you are also seeking a boutique hotel Bali to host your stay here, the L Hotel Seminyak affords the ideal trappings of a stellar Bali luxury hotel for a truly unforgettable stay. Tee off in style at the New Kuta Gold course, which promises an enthralling golf expedition to golfers of all abilities, from the low handicapper to the cautious novice. Golfers will be spoiled for choice at the four sets of tees featured at each of the 18 holes gracing this stunning locality, with enough variety for all. Covering an expansive of 85 hectares boasting undulating fairways and lush greens, as well as high fescues and challenging roughs, those who tee off here will be amply rewarded. Immerse yourself in a splendid landscape and savour sea views, lake views, and uninhibited views of the New Kuta Golf course itself for a truly enjoyable golfing adventure.


Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.


Mountain Trekking in Hunasgiriya – Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Sri Lanka travel lets you discover the rare wonders of this unique tropical isle by embarking on a series of Sri Lanka tours courtesy of local travel professional, Jetwing Travel. Explore the verdant, rolling hills of Hunasgiriya and encounter an exotic array of wildlife such as the Shaheen Falcon, an exquisite bird of prey that is a resident species of peregrine falcon. Keep your eyes peeled and watch out for this magnificent specimen wheeling, rolling, and looping its way through the clear blue skies. An invigorating trek, you will be assigned a guide to take you on this exciting two-hour journey on a splendid trail, the Hunasgiriya trail, that is an impressive 1,490 metres above sea level.

You will be strolling along paths lined with vibrant blooms, so be sure to stop and smell the roses, amongst other flowers, on the way to the top. Your guide will also point out other curious creatures sure to cross your path such as the civet cat and fishing cat, and direct your eyes to the skies to witness the majestic White Breasted Sea Eagle as it soars through the air in powerful gusts. You will also be able to encounter the Ceylon Grey Flying Squirrel, the Giant Squirrel, and the Toque Monkey. Keen-eyed bird watchers will want to bring binos to spot the Sri Lanka Hanging Parrot, the Common Tiger, the Blue Glassy Tiger, the Lemon Emigrant, and the Tailed Jay, amongst the vibrant avian species here.

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Golf in Abu Dhabi – For the ardent golfer

Professional golfers or casual players can have their choice of prime greens affording the best tee-off experience in Abu Dhabi, as the splendid capital of the UAE boasts three championship courses, all of which are within a twenty-minute ride from the city centre. Look to stay at a well placed hotel in Abu Dhabi from which to set off on your golfing excursions. Those in search of such accommodation Abu Dhabi can consider Anantara Eastern Mangroves which features the very best in modern comforts too.

If it is luxury you are after, the Abu Dhabi Golf Club features almost 8,000 yards of lush verdure that includes elegant fairways, rolling greens, 90 challenging bunkers and more. Witness the majestic Arabian sunset over the waters of the Gulf as the Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, the region’s very first beachfront course. For an enchanting immersion of the senses, the Yas Links Golf Club is the only links course in the Middle East, and it occupies a scenic spot on Yas Island, which also features an exquisite fine-dining restaurant and majestic views of both the Gulf and the shimmering city line crowning in the distance. The Al Ain Equestrian Shooting & Golf Club and the Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, are amongst the city’s charming options, with the Al Ghazal Golf Club posing a challenge that none but the most dedicated golfers can meet. So tee off in Abu Dhabi for an unforgettable holiday in the emirate!


Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.