23 Dec 2014
POLO SEASON ‘KICKS OFF’ AT DESERT PALM
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 2014 - With its convenient location only 20 minutes from Downtown Dubai and tranquil setting in the grounds of a private polo estate, Desert Palm, a Per AQUUM Retreat, is saddling up for the upcoming polo season. The glittering line-up of events and tournaments includes: The UAE Ladies Polo Tournament under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, hosted by Ralph Lauren Corporation; La Martina Argentina Polo Cup 2014 presented by Maserati; The Royal Salute Nations Cup and The Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge.
The ‘Game of Kings’ kicks off on 6 November 2014 with The UAE Ladies Polo Tournament - the only all ladies championship played in the UAE. On 8 November 2014 the ‘highest handicapped’ ladies match ever played will take place, testament to the increasing participation of females playing professional sports in the UAE. Next up on 14 November 2014 is the inaugural La Martina Argentina Polo Cup 2014 presented by Maserati. 2015 will see the return of the two most established tournaments at Desert Palm: The Royal Salute Nations Cup from 25-29 January; and the hotly anticipated Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge from 18-21 February, marking its 10th anniversary.
In between tournaments guests can experience the thrill of the incredible game whilst enjoying Desert Palm’s Jewel Afternoon Tea, with matches played every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday until the end of April 2015.
As well as 38 designer suites, LIME Spa, a stunning infinity pool and award-winning restaurants, Desert Palm features extensive riding and stable facilities for over 300 horses.