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Welcome to Al Shaqab Stud Farm

Al Shaqab Stud Farm

Horsemanship is an important and age-old tradition in the Arab world. The Al Shaqab Stud Farm is owned by the Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani. The Emir's Stud Farm breeds some of the best Arabian horses to be found anywhere in the world. Tourists can visit the farm to view the prize stallions and mares. Al Shaqab has informative lectures and demonstrations, as well as desert rides and dressage and jumping lessons available. The stud farm is situated just 10 miles (16km) from Doha.

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Arabic is the official language, but English is widely used.

The official currency is the Qatari Riyal (QAR), which divides into 100 dirhams. The Riyal exchange rate is pegged to the US Dollar at QR 3.65. Money and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, the airport and exchange dealers. To avoid additional charges it is best to take travellers cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling. The main bank branches are on Grand Hamad Street in Doha. Banks are open Saturday to Thursday 8am to 1pm and some are open into the evening. ATMs are available on the main streets of the cities and towns, at banks and in shopping malls and most shops, hotels and restaurants accept international credit cards.

Local time is GMT +3.
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