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Ghantoot to organize H.H. The President of the UAE Polo Cup presented by Premier Motors & Maserati

March 11, 2019

Organising the H.H. The President of the UAE Polo Cup presented by Premier Motors & Maserati

Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club is all set for the 19th edition of the biggest and most prestigious tournament in the country; H.H. The President of the UAE Polo Cup, presented by Premier Motors and Maserati.

Held in the name of the UAE 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, March 29th.

Qualification matches at the picturesque Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, the UAE’s only Royal Polo Club, kick-off on Wednesday, March 13th.

Participating teams include Ghantoot Premier Motors Maserati Polo Team, UAE Polo Team, Abu Dhabi Polo Team, UAE Polo Team, Zedan 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 Kings and Queens 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 and our third year partner Premier Motors Maserati” 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.”

SPONSORS' MESSAGES

Maserati, Al Tayer Motors

Jad Elias - VP Sales

“As the exclusive car sponsor of the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, Premier Motors along with Maserati is pleased to be associated with the prestigious HH President of the UAE Open Polo Championship. We look forward to the exciting matches that will be played as part of this important tournament. We will be displaying the executive sedan Ghibli, flagship sedan Quattroporte and the Levante, the Maserati of SUVs, at the event giving all event attendees a chance to interact with these beautifully designed, sporty Italian vehicles.”

Golden Tulip Al Jazira

Mr. Rifaat Sabt, General Manager

“On behalf of the Chairman and Directors of Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort, we are proud to be associated yet again with the H.H. President of UAE Polo Cup. This equestrian polo event are always a success and we are thankful for having a strong collaboration for this season. As Golden Tulip Al Jazira is an official sponsor, this gives us an opportunity to host the press conferences and showcasing our hotel facilities and rooms. We hope that this partnership opens more doors of opportunities for both parties in the years to come.”

Sobha Realty

Akram Kanso - Head of PR and Communications

“We are pleased to partner with Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club for the 19th edition of the H.H. The President of the UAE Polo Cup. For many years, the cup has provided polo players from the United Arab Emirates and the world, a platform to engage, while ensuring the growing popularity and progress of the popular equestrian sport. A leading real estate luxury developer, Sobha Realty is known for providing unparalleled lifestyle and we look forward to showcasing our hospitality and flawless craftsmanship to all at the event.”

Group CFO, Apparel Group

Mr. Neeraj Tekchandani

“The keystone to success is a strong collaboration and we are proud to be associated yet again with the H.H. President of UAE Polo Cup. As equestrian 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. We hope this partnership opens more doors of opportunities for both entities in the years to come.” – The brand captures the excitement of the competitive sport of equestrian polo; inspired by its heritage including the glamour and elegance of Beverly Hills.

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 social media platforms.

THE BREAKDOWN

  • What: President Polo Cup – Year of Tolerance
  • Presented by: Premier Motors Maserati
  • When: March 13th to 29th.
  • Where: Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club
  • Entrance: Free to the public
  • Theme: Year of Tolerance 2019

TEAMS & SCHEDULE

  • Ghantoot Premier Motors Maserati Polo Team
  • UAE Polo Team
  • Abu Dhabi Polo Team
  • Zedan Polo Team
  • Desert Palm Polo Team
  • Habtoor Polo Team

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

  • Governing Partner: Abu Dhabi Sports Council
  • In association with Emirates Open Association
  • Presented by: Premier Motors Maserati
  • Sobha Realty
  • Golden Tulip Al Jazeera
  • Beverly Hills Polo Club
  • Ahmed Al Maghribi
  • Noor Al Wasl Clinic
  • Beverly Hills Medical Center One Day Surgery
  • Premier Events Management

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