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The Beach Polo spectacle returns to the Dubai Marina

A thrill of anticipation: The Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2018, presented by Oriental Pearls, December 13th – 14th.

One of the most spectacular Polo Events in the world is coming up in Dubai on 13th and 14th December 2018. For more than a decade the Beach Polo Cup Dubai has been a part of the prestigious sporting events calendar in the region. Due to an immense transformation of the event and growth in the vibrant city of Dubai over time, tournament organisers Gaby and Sam Katiela have shifted the date to December last year. Now, the Beach Polo Cup in Dubai is constantly pushing the limits at the purpose built arena at Skydive Dubai.

Four polo teams featuring local as well as players from all over the world will compete for the Beach Polo Cup Trophy 2018. Fun thrilling and exciting polo matches capture the imagination of the enthusiastic audience and the elegant atmosphere in front of the stunning backdrop of Dubai’s skyscrapers creates a unique and unforgettable polo experience.

Last year’s winners Tariq and Rashid Albwardy from the Desert Palm Polo Club are competing against each other in different teams this year (Team Hills and the Title Sponsor Team Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai). The sons of Ali Albwardy have participated in the major polo tournament worldwide and are experienced and successful players since many years.

Team Lindt welcomes the first ever female player of the Beach Polo Cup Dubai, Dr. Sabine Schaffer from Austria. She plays together with Jan Bladen (Switzerland/England) and Argentinean Tomas Iriarte.
Team Altaaqa global is fearturing Faris Al Yabhouni, who is Emirati Owner & Patron of the Abu Dhabi Polo Team. He is this year’s “Newbie” to the Beach Polo Cup Dubai. Al Yabhouni is playing alongside his teammates Rashed Al Sayegh (UAE) and the 4-Goaler Santiago Gomez Romero from Argentina. “Santi” is returning to Dubai for the 7th year and will be a great tactical support for his team.

This year, the organisers surprise visitors and guests with a new idea. “We are delighted to announce the Beach Polo Cup Dubai will be hosting a Holiday Market for the first time. The market will offer fun and interesting trends, arts & crafts, jewelry, holiday gift ideas, toys, home decor, health & wellness products and of course anything related to horse and rider.” During the polo matches the half time shows will amaze the guests again as every year.

The Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2018 will once again be held under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council. Beach Polo was played in 2004 for the first time ever on the sands of Dubai. “Beach Polo in a way changes the perception of traditional Polo as it is more relaxed and accessible to a huge audience and as well younger people. Beach Polo offers a modern take on an old and privileged social experience.”

Teams: Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2018, presented by Oriental Pearls

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