Winners pose with the officials during the presentation ceremony.
The Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club (DPEC) hosted the International Polo Cup, a prestigious event presented by AlUla, marking a significant partnership that aims to strengthen the polo community and align with AlUla's vision of becoming a premium destination for luxury hospitality and sports.
The tournament, held on Saturday, saw enthusiastic participation from international and local teams, including delegates from the Islamabad Polo Club, Pakistan.
These teams competed together with the skilled juniors of the Polo Academy at DPEC, showcasing emerging talents in a series of exhilarating matches. The event culminated in a thrilling finale, with Islamabad Polo Club emerging as winners of the tournament.
Melanie D'Souza, Executive Director of Destination Marketing at the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), expressed delight over the collaboration: "This partnership with Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club is a testament to our commitment to promoting sports tourism and luxury hospitality. AlUla's involvement in this prestigious tournament underlines our dedication to becoming a leading destination for sports enthusiasts worldwide."
Lisa Matthews, General Manager of Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, said: "We are honored to host the International Polo Cup in collaboration with AlUla. This event not only promotes the sport of polo but also fosters international sporting relationships. The participation of teams from Islamabad and our Polo Academy students is a clear indication of the growing interest and talent in this noble sport."
Known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage, AlUla, is an enchanting blend of adventure and luxury, solidifying its status as a premier destination with the upcoming Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo from January 17-20, 2024.
This event underscores AlUla's emergence as a hub for high-profile sports.
The International Polo Cup, powered by AlUla, represents a significant milestone in strengthening the polo community and enhancing the sport's profile in the region.
The successful collaboration between AlUla and DPEC sets a precedent for future sporting events, promising growth and excitement in the world of polo.
During the second chukker, Habtoor Polo displayed remarkable teamwork, led by Jose Araya who scored the initial goal, strongly supported by his teammates. Habtoor Polo sustained their scoring momentum throughout the match.
The much-anticipated event, sponsored by Emaar and renowned for its competitive spirit and high level of play, saw the Bin Drai Team emerge as champions, claiming the impressive Dhs80,000.00 winner's prize from the total purse of Dhs120,000.00.
Ankora Polo faced Hesketh Polo team at the second match and the teams were in a tie by the end of the first chukker. An exchange of goals from both teams occurred during the second chukker and teams were relentless and kept the game in a tie.
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