Under The Patronage of HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

November 15, 2018


Under The Patronage of HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan


Sheikh Tahnoon lends his support for

‘Al Amal Polo Day’ Charity event

Leads Ghantoot A against Ghantoot B as he makes his charity polo debut to raise awareness about children with special needs under the banner of Year of Zayed 2018

HH Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan will be the main attraction as he makes his first appearance in a charity match in the 9th edition of Al Amal Polo Day at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club on Friday.

The event is an inspiring initiative to raise awareness and build support for children with special needs.

Al Amal Polo day is held under the banner of Year of Zayed, a milestone year which marks a century since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE, who passed away in 2004.

This year’s edition of Al Amal Polo Day will feature some of the UAE’s best polo players and two highly regarded guest players, Grand Slam and Masters heroes Martin Donovan and Bautista Beguerie from Argentina.

The event will also be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Falah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, who is one of the major supporters of polo in the UAE.

Among the leading UAE polo stars are Fares Al Yabhouni, Ali Al Marri, who will play alongside Sheikh Tahnoon and Donovan in Ghantoot A, while Ahmed Bin Desmal, Youssef Bin Desmal and Nasser Al Shamsi are joined by Beguerie in Ghantoot B.

The players have reinforced their commitment to support worthy causes like children with special needs and hope that Al Amal Polo Day will help raise public awareness while lending encouragement to youngsters with disabilities.

“We are delighted to have HH Sheikh Tahnoon join us on this special occasion and participate in the exhibition polo match,” said Mr Ahmed Al Nuaimi, Managing Director, Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club.

“Events like Al Amal Polo Day, which are now well established on the UAE polo calendar, gives us the opportunity to show that we at Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club, care about our community and help children and their families in need, ” said Mr Ahmed Al Nuaimi, Managing Director, Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club.

“We believe that it’s important to develop a relationship between our sponsors, players, polo clubs and the community to support charities and hope that by that we can influence others to do the same.

“We are proud to have our sponsors,  Abu Dhabi Sports Council  and Premier Motors, Maserati continue to show their support for causes that our close to our hearts, and we would also like to thank Holiday Group – Golden Tulip Al Jazira, Sobha Realty, Ahmed Al Maghribi and Noor Al Wasl Clinic for their valuable partnership.”

“I have long believed that sport is a wonderful and easy way to spread the message of charities like Al Amal Polo Day as it has the power to cut cross boundaries.”

Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club have made special arrangements to ensure that the event is a great success and that the fans and families have a great day out with exciting activities like pony riding, live horse shows, magicians and face painting zones for kids.

Set in 300 hectares of pristine grassland, Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club offers an oasis of tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of desert life. Conveniently located 40 minutes from Abu Dhabi and 15 minutes from Dubai Marina.



  • What: Al Amal Polo Day
  • When: February 16, 2:00pm
  • Entrance: Open free to the Public
  • Contact number/s:  +971 (50) 2333915
  • Email:
  • For more information:

Ghantoot A

  • Sheikh Thanoon Bin Khalifa Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan
  • Fares Al Yabhouni
  • Ali Al Marri
  • Martin Donovan

  Ghantoot B

  • Ahmed Bin Desmal
  • Youssef Bin Desmal
  • Nasser Al Shamsi
  • Bautista Beguerie

UMPIRE:Manuel Toccalino


  • Governing Partner: Abu Dhabi Sports Council
  • Official Car: Maserati Premier Motors
  • Official Hotel Sponsor: Holiday Group – Golden Tulip Al Jazeera
  • Official Sponsor: Sobha Realty
  • Official Perfume: Ahmed Al Maghribi
  • Official Medical Partner: Noor Al Wasl Clinic


  • 2:00pm: Gates Open
  • 3:00pm: Entertainment begins
  • 4:00pm: VIP & Media Hospitality opens
  • 4:50pm: UAE National Anthem
  • 5:00pm: Team Presentation & Kick-Off
  • 6:00pm: Award Ceremony & Lucky Draw


  • Best Dressed competition
  • Lucky Draw for all visitors
  • 10 Gift Vouchers worth Dh 600, courtesy Beverly Hills Clinic
  • Best Dressed Couples (2 prizes) – sponsored by Maserati
  • Best Dressed individuals 2 Weekend Stays – sponsored by Holiday Group – Golden Tulip Al Jazeera
  • Best Dressed & Best Hat – Perfumes courtesy Ahmed Al Maghribi



  • November 23: UAE National Day Polo Exhibition
  • December 8-21: Emirates Open Polo Championship
  • January 25: Red Crescent Charitable Polo Match
  • March 13-25: HH President of UAE Polo Cup
  • April 6: British Polo Day



Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club

  • PO Box 7144, Abu Dhabi
  • Address: Sheikh Maktoum Highway (Exit 399)
  • Phone: +971 (0)2  562 90 50/ 203
  • Mobile: +971 (0) 2 233 391 17
  • Fax: +971 (0) 2 562 90 20
  • Website: