The UAE’s royal polo club celebrates ‘25’ glorious years

Excitement and anticipation is building as the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, the only Royal polo club in the country, as it embarks on a historic season when it hosts the traditional season opener – Pink Polo Day on Friday, November 8.

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club since it was created by His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the UAE in 1994 as a one-of-a-kind private sporting venue.

Over the years, Ghantoot, which is ideally located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, has played host to Royal families, visiting Kings, famous personalities and some of the world’s best polo players.

It is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious and exclusive polo clubs in the Middle East, having created a niche for itself in the world of polo.

Currently celebrating its 10th year, Pink Polo is an inspiring initiative aimed are raising awareness about breast cancer in the UAE.

In recognition of Ghantoot Polo Club’s 25th anniversary, its Chairman, Sheikh Falah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: “I am proud and humbled to celebrate this wonderful landmark which would not have been possible without the efforts of our management at the club, the polo laying fraternity and the community that support us.”

“Through the last 25 years what’s remained consistent is the high standard of polo that we have witnessed being played at the club and the commitment of everybody involved. You have all exceeded expectations and have played a crucial role in our success.”

“I look forward to many, many more exciting years of polo and on building the mutual trust and friendship among the polo fraternity that we share.”

The highlight of Pink Polo day will be an exhibition polo match between the Ghantoot Polo Team and the Yas Properties Polo Team led by Her Highness Sheikha Alya Al Maktoum.

The host club also boasts a talented female player in the form of Mariam Al Hassani.

Pink Polo Day is strongly supported by Yas International Properties LLC, Yas Capital Investments, Yas International Developments, Yas International Holding, Yas International Investment, Maserati Premier Motors, and La Roche Pharmacy.

Also lending their support to the event are Noor Al Wasl Clinic, Al Rahba Hospital, Al Manara Pharmacy, Ahlia Hospital, NAMEANYTHING, Abu Dhabi Pride Volunteers Team, Zickerl Werkstatt and Bin Ham Travel.

Pink Polo Day promises to be a great day out for the family with a variety of entertainment in store, from the stunning balloon release, a ceremonial show that will see hundreds of colourful balloons filled with hydrogen and helium released into the blue skies.