By Duane Fonseca


HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, has approved the 2022/23 calendar of events to be held at Emirates International Endurance Village at Al Wathba.

The highlight of the season’s programme is the President of the UAE Endurance Cup that has been scheduled for 12 February, 2023. The season gets underway with the National Day Cup, a 120km event, that will coincide with the UAE’s National Day celebrations on 27 November.

Other notable events on the calendar are the the Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak ride for Private Stables – Ladies Endurance Cup on 3 December, the Sheikha Fatima bint Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Ladies Endurance Cup on 18 February, the Sheikh Mohammed bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup for Private Owners event that will take place the following day and the Sheikh Zayed bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Endurance Cup for Private Owners ride on 17 March.

Furthermore, the list of competitions includes the Abu Dhabi Festival Endurance Ride for Ladies and the Open Endurance Cup on 18 and 19 March, respectively.

Thanking Sheikh Mansoor for his limitless support for the sport, Musallam Al Ameri, the Director-General of Emirates International Endurance Village, said: “Under the directives of Sheikh Mansour the village’s team has completed all preparations to exert all the possible efforts to host the new season.”