Dubai, UAE, January 4, 2018: Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club are all set to usher in the New Year with the 18th edition of the H.H. The President of the UAE Polo Cup, the biggest and most prestigious tournament in the country.
Held in the name of The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the two-week long event has attracted some of the leading polo players in the UAE and from around the world.
The ‘Royal Signature’ tournament offers the highest entertainment featuring a series of competitive qualification matches before it culminates in the Grand Final on Friday, January 19.
Qualification matches at the picturesque Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, the UAE’s only Royal Polo Club, kick-off on Friday, January 10.
Participating teams include ADS Securities Ghantoot Polo Team; UAE Polo Team; Abu Dhabi Polo Team and Desert Palm Polo Team. These teams will vie to follow in the illustrious footsteps of previously crowned champions.
In his welcome message Sheikh Falah, the patron of Ghantoot Racing& Polo Club, welcomed the participating teams, officials, sponsors and supporters and applauded their passion for what he hailed as ‘The King’s favourite sport.’
“It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to our ‘Royal Signature’ polo tournament held in the name of the respected and honored President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,” he said. “The affection for horses is an intrinsic part of our cultural heritage from which we have taken the inspiration to create an environment that upholds our traditional values which is reflected in the forward-looking venue we have created at Ghantoot.
“Every year, we proudly present professional polo tournaments such as the H.H. The President of the UAE Polo Cup to the fans in the UAE.
“However, the success of the tournament is greatly due to the support and commitment of our valued partners especially our Governing Partner - Abu Dhabi Sports Council” Sheikh Falah added.
“I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere gratitude to all our other supporting partners and also extend a warm welcome to the players, both in the UAE and from around the world, officials, special invitees and spectators. Thank you one and all,” Sheikh Falah said.
“I hope you enjoy this wonderful event surrounded by the spirit of exhilarating polo, which is a perfect occasion for the family and friends.” Added also Mr. Mathieu Ghanem, Managing Director, Global Head of Sales “The H.H President of UAE Polo Cup is one of the most prestigious Polo tournament in the Middle East, ADS Securities is very proud to be the main sponsor of this event, presenting it on its 18th edition which left its distinctive mark in the calendar of sporting events.”
The tournament will be broadcast live on television to audiences across the UAE while in addition Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club will provide live streaming of the games on their website at wwww.presidentpolocup.ae
“Premier Motors and Maserati are pleased to be associated with His Highness President of UAE Polo Cup - one of the finest and most prestigious tournament in the UAE. Dedicated to the President of the UAE, it is a Championship that is dear to us and features some of the best players in the event. We look forward to seeing some thrilling matches being played on the Sheikh Zayed Polo Field at the Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club.
As the Exclusive Automotive partner for the 2017-18 season, visitors will also be able to see the full 2018 Maserati model range including the Ghibli, Quattroporte, GranTurismo and the Levante at the event.”
Helal Hanei Omar, Vice President, Premier Motors.
The Chief Executive Officer of Jannah Hotels & Resorts commented, “Jannah Hotels & Resorts is honoured to be affiliated with the prestigious H.H President of UAE Polo Cup that embraces the spirit of sportsmanship and is a great example of the values that our leadership strives to spread all around the world. The tournament will be an extraordinary celebration of professional polo, talent and skills that showcase the great facilities, hospitality and unique culture our great nation offers as a world-class sporting destination.”
“We are proud to be associated yet again with the 18th edition of HH president Of UAE Polo Cup, one of the most important & prestigious event of the year. With the tremendous response it has achieved so far, we are very happy with our continued involvement with an event of such grand stature. As polo is an innate part of Beverly Hills Polo Club, this event gives us the opportunity to provide our partners and guests with an exclusive polo experience ”, said Mr. Neeraj Tekchandani, Group CFO, Apparel Group.
- What: HH The President of the UAE Polo Cup – Year of Zayed
- When: January 10th to 19th.
- Level: 18 Handicap.
- Where: Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club
- Entrance: Free to the public
TEAMS & SCHEDLE
- GHANTOOT ADS SECURITIES POLO TEAM
- UAE POLO TEAM
- ABU DHABI POLO TEAM
- DESERT PALM POLO TEAM
- Governing Partner – Abu Dhabi Sports Council
- Emirates Polo Association
- Presented by – ADS Securities
- Official Car – Maserati Premier Motors
- Official Hotel – Jannah Hotels & Resorts
- YAS TV
- Prestige Gourmet Catering
- The Galleria Al Maryah Island
- Anfasic Dokhoon
- Premier Events Management
- Clinic 515
- Joi Gifts
- Ishraqat Soudiya
- Ayaso Boutique
- The Shower Tower Company