Officials announce AED 120,000 in prize money for winners
The Emaar Polo Cup 2024 will return to the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club from 3rd January 2024 from 2 PM onwards. Officials today announced the teams and match details at a live draw and revealed the tournament fixture and an impressive AED 120,000.00 in prize money (AED 80,000.00 for the winner and AED 40,000.00 for the runner up).
Sponsored by Emaar, the event is the first of its kind in the region to offer cash prizes to its players. The medium-goal tournament will witness prominent polo teams compete to reach the grand finale on 13th January 2024. Over the past decade, these teams played against the highest level of skilled athletes and managed to proudly secure wins from low to high-goal polo tournaments in the region and abroad. This year, there will be junior Polo teams that will compete for the junior title.
Prominent members of the Royal Family have represented participating teams, and this year’s confirmed teams include HH Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s UAE Polo Team, Bangash Polo Team, Bin Drai Polo Team, Abu Dhabi Polo Team and Lamar Polo Team.
Mark Kirby, Head of Emaar Hospitality Group, said, “The Emaar Polo Cup is a celebration of skill, sportsmanship, and the enduring legacy of polo in our region. We are proud to elevate this prestigious tournament, enhancing its allure with significant prize money and a rich array of events. This initiative reflects Emaar’s commitment to promoting sporting excellence and offering unique experiences to both players and spectators alike.”
Lisa Matthews, General Manager of Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, added, “We are thrilled to host the Emaar Polo Cup as it gives our homegrown teams of all levels to showcase their skills on our fields. We welcome all the participating teams competing in this challenge and for the support of our partners, local clubs and the polo community. We also look forward to welcoming our diners and polo lovers to enjoy the vibe, the food and get to know more about the vibrant sports of polo.”
As a prestigious tournament, the Emaar Polo Cup plays a significant role in Emaar’s portfolio of leisure and entertainment events. While iconic teams compete on the field, spectators at the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club can enjoy delectable food and beverage specials through the Brunch at the Palermo Terrace, Ala Carte Menu and Picnic Basket for the picnic area.
The highlight will be the Ultimate POLO BRUNCH, where guests can indulge in a scrumptious variety of freshly cooked dishes inspired by global cuisines and handcrafted drinks. The house package Polo Brunch for AED 375 per adult is perfect while watching the much-awaited final match on the terrace. The soft package Polo Brunch is also available for AED 275 per adult, with Kids Polo Brunch for AED 140 per child. The Picnic Basket is filled with a delectable set of light gourmet sandwiches and freshly squeezed juices for two people served in the traditional picnic setting by the pool lawn overlooking the polo fields for two and is available for AED 375.