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Stage set for President of the UAE Polo Cup 2022

March 17, 2022

Stage set for President of the UAE Polo Cup 2022

The 22nd edition of the H.H. President of the UAE Polo Cup will start on March 13 (Sunday) and finish on March 27 (Sunday) at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club. The event is taken into consideration to be one of the most prestigious events in Asia and in the Middle East.

The polo cup is considered as a showpiece event of the polo season which will be held in the name of the President — His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and under the patronage of Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club’s Chairman; Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The best polo players of the United Arab Emirates will be joined by other professionals from different parts of the globe during the two-week long equestrian polo tournament.

A round-robin league, which is the 18-handicap tournament, will have two top polo teams within the grand final’s qualification.

Sheikh Falah said, “We are in high spirits about hosting our high-goal tournament. This year’s HH President of the UAE Polo Cup is very significant because it’s the event’s 22nd anniversary.

“I would like to use this occasion to express my gratitude to all of our patrons, partners, and sponsors for their continued support over the past more than two decades.” He added, “This tournament is globally recognised and puts the UAE at the forefront of the international polo circuit. We can all look forward to two weeks of high-quality action with some of the top polo players, together with some of the leading players from Argentina, and around the world, competing for the honours. Good luck to all the teams participating.”

All of the polo matches will be played under Hurlingham Polo Association‘s banner and will be under strict international supervision in accordance to their rules and the provision of their umpires. Also, all of the matches will take place at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club’s facility.

His Excellency, Hamad Abdelrahman Al Shaikh, the Executive Director of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, said in the press conference:”It gives me great pleasure to announce that Ghantoot is all set to host the HH President of the UAE Polo Cup. As the 22nd staging of our season’s greatest event gets underway, we’re looking forward to an exciting two weeks of top-level polo play. I wish good luck to all the participating teams and look forward to seeing who will emerge as our 2022 champion.”

Remembering last year’s polo cup results; the H.H. President of the UAE Polo Cup’s 21st edition, Ghantoot Polo team won in the thrilling finals against Habtoor Polo with the final score of 9-7.

For the 22nd edition, the defending champions; Ghantoot Polo will start a campaign against Habtoor Polo. This will be part of the scheduled three matches on the opening day of the polo tournament. The next match will be between Bin Drai and the Wolves, and last but not the least will be between UAE Polo and Abu Dhabi Polo.

Led by Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Polo team will be among the favourites for the prestigious title. To add more details about the UAE Polo team, just last week, they edged past Habtoor Polo team and lifted the Gold Cup crown in Dubai.

The HH President of the UAE Polo Cup is sponsored by CAPEX, Capital Motion, Yas Mall, Jardin de Parfums, Beverly Hills Polo Club Arabia, Emirates Hospitality Center, Dhabiya Studio, Lotus Holistic Center, and contributor Al Rais Holidays.

The Abu Dhabi Sports Council is the governing partner for the H.H. Prepsident of the UAE Polo Cup and it is being held in association with the Emirates Polo Association.

Images from the Press Conference

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