TTME NOV 2018 - PG 25

UAE celebrates Polo in style

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group, welcomed Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and over 400 guests at the 2nd Polo opening held at Al Habtoor Polo Resort. The annual event celebrates the tradition of polo, fashion and UAE hospitality

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The second polo sesason opened in style with a friendly polo match with the UAE Polo team playing a great game against Habtoor Polo. HH Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Patron, UAE Polo team, was joined by several players, including Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman & CEO, Al Habtoor Group, and Habtoor Mohammed Al Habtoor, Director, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club and Polo professional Alejandro Gowland. Guests arrived at the Andalusian-style resort best competing for prizes in the best-dressed competition. The evening programme included live entertainment and bespoke hospitality catered from across the six culinary venues at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort.

In his welcome speech, Khalaf Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group said, “We have a unique luxury lifestyle offering at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club. The sprawling six million square hospitality, residential and equine development is a luxurious private haven offering world-class facilities and impeccable service.”

The centrepiece of the resort features the Al Habtoor Polo Resort, an equestrian-inspired luxury hotel offering personalised services across 136 rooms and suites, 25 bespoke villas and six culinary venues. The upcoming polo season includes three 18-goal handicap competitions as part of the Dusbai Polo Gold Cup series kicking off in October with the next Polo season opening until April 2019

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