Ghantoot set to host first-ever Ghantoot Monte Carlo Polo Cup

November 29, 2018


Ghantoot set to host first-ever Ghantoot Monte Carlo Polo Cup.

Prestigious exhibition match attracts leading players from Monte Carlo and the UAE.


Excitement is running high at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club (GRPC) as today a high-profile exhibition polo match was staged between the prestigious Monte Carlo Polo Team and their very own Ghantoot Team for the Ghantoot Monte Carlo Polo Cup Today – Monday 26 November 2018 with the attendance of HE Matar Suhail Al Yabhouni, president of the UAE Team Emirates alongside with the guest of honour Ragheb Alama the superstar Lebanese singer, dancer, composer, television personality, and philanthropist. .

The match, which has been endorsed by HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Founder of the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, which was held today – Monday – 26 November 2018 – at the clubs main field 1 & Club House – in Abu Dhabi.

The Monte Carlo Polo Team presented the prestigious Monte Carlo Polo Club which was founded in 2012 by Francesco Mitrano. It is the first of its kind in the Principality to be dedicated to the sport.

The Monte Carlo Polo Club was introduced the same year and has grown into one of the most popular tournaments in the many polo playing territories around the world.

Each year the event attracts a host of high profile players, prominent guests, ambassadors, dignitaries, and sponsors.

Mr Ahmed Ali Al Nuaimi, Managing Director of the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, hailed the staging of the inaugural Monte Carlo Polo Club at the Abu Dhabi facility as a landmark event in the club’s history.

“We are delighted to host the Monte Carlo Polo Cup for the first time in our history,” Al Nuaimi said. “It is indeed an honor to stage events of such importance and significance, not just for the sport of polo but also for our respective countries.

“We would like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors from Monte Carlo and wish them a pleasant stay in the UAE. We also wish both teams the best of luck and hope they enjoy a great game of polo.”

Monte Carlo Polo Club will be represented by Francesco Mitrano, the Club’s effervescent President, Tim Ward, Maxi Malacalza and Marina Galarza.

Following the instructions of HH Sheikh Falah, Ghantoot Team will be represented by Abdullah Bin Dasmal, Youssef Bin Dasmal, Ali Al Marri and Bautista Beguerie.

The game will be umpired by Martin Donovan and Manuel Toccalino.



Monte Carlo Polo Team

  • Francesco Mitrano
  • Tim Ward
  • Maxi Malacalza
  • Marina Galarza

Ghantoot Polo Team

  • Abdullah Bin Dasmal
  • Youssef Bin Dasmal
  • Ali Al Marri
  • Bautista Beguerie

At A Glance

  • What:       Monte Carlo Polo Cup
  • When:      Monday, November 26
  • Where:    Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club


  • December 8-21:      Emirates Open Polo Championship
  • January 25:              Red Crescent Charity Polo Match
  • March 13-29:           HH President of UAE Polo Cup
  • April 6:                     British Polo Day