Ghantoot geared up to host the annual Red Crescent Exhibition Polo Match

January 24, 2019


Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club continues its commitment to supporting humanitarian societies in the UAE when it hosts the Red Crescent Charity Polo Exhibition match on Friday, January 25.

The event is held in aid of the Red Crescent Society of the UAE, which is an affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club was built on the vision of the late President HH Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and is run under the passionate patronage of his son, HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is a keen supporter of causes in our wider society and Ghantoot is the only Royal Polo Club in the UAE.

The Red Crescent Polo Match will hope to raise awareness about the children at Red Crescent Society and support their pursuit for a better education and life as well as creating a fun day for these children in beneficial programs that Ghantoot team prepares that is suitable for their different ages.

The Charity match is one of many inspiring initiatives that are held annually at Ghantoot together with Pink Polo and Al Amal Polo Day.

The management of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, led by Ahmad Al Nuaimi, General Manager of the Club, are encouraging people to get involved in events like Red Crescent Polo.

“Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club’s history and mission are grounded in its grassroots efforts to encourage individuals, and families, to get involved and take action on such important issues in our society,” said Al Nuaimi.

“We must send out a strong message across the UAE, Middle East and World, that we are united in our goal to increase people’s knowledge and understanding of people in need in general and how to deal with their issues, successfully.

“Through our collective efforts we hope that initiatives like Red Crescent Polo, Pink Polo and Al Amal Polo; Polo Match will be beneficial to the society in which we live,” Al Nuaimi added.

Along with the action on the field, there will be entertainment for everyone at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club which will make it a memorable and enjoyable day for audiences of all ages.

At a Glance

  • What: Red Crescent Polo Match
  • When: January 25th
  • Where: Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club
  • Time: 2pm onwards
  • Match: 5:00pm
  • Entrance: Free to the public


  • Parachute jumping
  • Trick riding show
  • Cowboy show
  • Mini Showjumping show Children Carnival City
  • Horse riding & photo opportunities with horses

 Teams Playing

 Ghantoot A:

  • Yousif Bin Desmal
  • C Crespo
  • Juan G Zavaleta
  • M Donovan

 Ghantoot B:

  • Faris Al Yabhouni
  • S G Romero
  • G Gibrat
  • A Acappella

Partners & Sponsors

  •  Abu Dhabi Sports Council – Governing Partner
  • Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority – Partner
  • Golden Tulip Al Jazeera – official Hotel & team sponsor
  • Maserati Premier Motors – Official Car
  • Sobha Realty – Official Sponsor
  • Palmers Middle East – supporter
  • Ahmed Al Maghribi – Official sponsor
  • Noor Al Wasl Clinic – supporter
  • Premier Events Management – supporter
  • Monviso Italian Natural Mineral Water – Official Water

 Forthcoming events

  • March 13-25: HH President of UAE Polo Cup
  • April 6: British Polo Day

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