The Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2018, presented by Oriental Pearls, started on Wednesday evening with the glamorous Player’s Presentation at the Desert Palm Polo Club.
Then, on Thursday December 13 and Friday 14 December, the following two action packed polo days with thrilling matches guarantee excitement at the stunning purpose built polo arena at the Skydive Dubai.
The brothers Tariq and Rashid Albwardy from the Desert Palm Polo Club return as the 2017 title defenders. This year, they will compete in different teams for the coveted trophy. Three consecutive years, Tariq Albwardy and his team made it to the very top of the podium. Next weekend, he will play for Team Hills Advertising L.L.C alongside Sam Instone from the UK, who is a very well known player in Dubai and the Argentinean Ramiro Cordero, new local instructor and professional 5-goaler at the Desert Palm Polo Club.
The captain of Team Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai, Rashid Albwardy, will of course play to win as well and to relegate his brother Tariq to second place. Together with Saoud Khoory (UAE), who starts in the Dubai Beach Polo Cup for the fourth time and Maxi Malacalza from Argentina, this young team has agreed to take on the big task to emerge victorious.
Also a well known face at the Beach Polo Cup in Dubai is the UK based polo expert, player and commentator Jan-Erik Franck. He is already very much looking forward to the unique polo setting at the Dubai Marina.
He said; “Last year, tournament directors Gaby and Sam Katiela have once again raised the bar making the Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2017 an exceptional and amazing experience. The atmosphere in the stands and the action on the field was electrifying and enjoyed by everyone. We are excited to get the 2018 matches started.“
This year, the programme of the 2018 polo spectacle will be extended by a holiday market which offers a colourful choice of gifts, handcrafts and souvenirs.
Gaby Katiela said:”Tension is rising and we cannot wait to let the first bell start the polo action on Thursday evening under the arena’s floodlight. Many thanks to all our sponsors, partners and friends for supporting this event which we think is going to be a milestone in Dubai’s polo performance.“