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Venue

Dubai International Endurance City is a purpose-built, state of the art permanent facility with modern infrastructure including a fully equipped veterinary clinic, for immediate treatment.

Dubai International Endurance City (DIEC), is a state of the art riding track located in Seih Assalam. Some of the DIEC’s facilities and features include:

 

Track

Desert sand terrain, undulating in some areas. Stipulated water points en route.

Holding Area

Modern, sheltered holding areas around the central vet-gate nerve centre. Rubberised flooring with water points to cool horses between the loops.

Veterinary Clinic

Modern clinic with highly qualified staff (Vets and lab technicians), equipped with all necessary medical facilities to treat horses. Located close to the Central Vet Gates and Holding Area.

 

Support Team

Includes Course Marker, Course Maintenance Officer, Horse Rescue, Farriers, Ride Officials, Vet Officials, Stewards, Horse Rescue, Security, Ambulance and dedicated Transport Department.

 

Cleaning and Waste Management

Dubai International Endurance City has a permanent onsite team dedicated for the upkeep of the facility throughout the year. Dubai Equestrian Club is committed to the delivery of environmentally friendly events to ensure continual recycling

and conservational waste management.

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Veterinary Checking Area

The DIEC is the only endurance venue in the world that has an exclusive area named Pulse Line comprised of 20 lanes to check only the pulse rate. This is in addition to the Vet Check area where another 25 lanes are provided to enable faster checking of the horses.

Participating horses have to be microchipped and monitored electronically. The electronic heart rate monitor and display system is in place to determine the heart rate of horses as per set protocol.

 

Modern electronic systems are in place to track the horse on the loops and also to record the time, heart rate, and average speed. Smart cards will be used to control the movement of horses inside the vet gate and to ensure accuracy in restarts, presentation for a vet check, and re-presentations.

 

Further veterinary care

Further veterinary care can be provided if necessary at the Dubai Equine Hospital, a leading veterinary facility. Isolated state-of-the-art quarantine stables are in place at DIEC to ensure the wellness of horses.

 

Practice areas

Training areas are separated according to the geographic zones and separate loops are earmarked for this purpose.

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Media

  • The DIEC features a modern media center with Wi-fi and other allied facilities.

  • Trips on the loops can be undertaken by request.

  • There is a constant flow of loop results and ride updates.

  • Interviews can be had with organisers and riders on request.

  • Live coverage of the ride on giant screensincluding online results.

  • Mobile application for results.    

Host Broadcaster and commentary

Dubai Equestrian Club has the support, infrastructure and network with local and international broadcasters. All FEI requirements will be adhered to, further details can be discussed. To match the international reach of the event, we will appoint from our network the required languages for all commentary during the event.

Security

As Dubai International Endurance City is a permanent operating facility, we have 24/7 security actively in place which will be further bolstered for the Championship with the support of additional staff, Dubai Police and Dubai Civil Defence. Dubai Equestrian Club is well

versed in hosting large-scale endurance events with all the necessary security protocols and infrastructure.

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 Stabling facilities

Able to accommodate more than 350 horses and closely associated with Central Horse Supplies.

 

Car parking capacity and Helipad

Ample car parking and helipad available within the DIEC premises.

 

International Movement of Horses

Dubai has hosted many international equestrian events and smoothly overseen the import and export of the horses from across the world for all participating National Federations (subject to UAE health requirements, customs, quarantine regulations etc.).