England’s polo team to be welcomed to Dubai by Mohammed Al Habtoor in the inaugural competition between the UAE and England teams
The England Polo team will compete in the inaugural England International Polo Classic against a UAE team captained by Mohammed Al Habtoor in an event sponsored by leading international property agency Chestertons MENA, on 16 December 2016 at Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
The international match will see the two teams compete for an original miniature of one of polo’s most prestigious trophies – The Coronation Cup. It is the only time this miniature trophy has been awarded since the first ever Coronation Cup, which took place in 1911 to celebrate the coronation of King George V and was won by representatives of the Indian Polo Association.
Robin Teh, UAE Country Manager/Director Valuations & Advisory UAE, Chestertons MENA, said: “We are delighted to bring this historic event to Dubai. Polo is in the very fabric of the UAE and so it is only fitting that such a prestigious Trophy is contested here in what should be a very memorable occasion.”
Captained by Charlie Cadogan, four of England’s leading polo players will be looking to score a memorable victory over a formidable UAE team who will want to ensure the Coronation Cup remains in Dubai.
It is hoped the contest will become a regular fixture on the polo calendar. The eagerly-anticipated match will be played at a 14-goal handicap level under Hurlingham Polo Association rules.
Oliver Hughes, deputy CEO of Hurlingham Polo Association said: “It is a truly proud moment to be able to bring an England Polo Team here to Dubai for the first time. The UAE is now considered to be one of the world’s fastest growing polo communities and we certainly see Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club to be one of the finest polo venues in the world”
General admission tickets are free to this very special game, however for those who like to watch polo in style, a brunch will be on offer on the terrace of the newly built St Regis Hotel starting from 1pm.
In addition to two games of polo – the second being the international match starting at 2.30pm – there will be plenty of entertainment and fun for all the family.
The England Polo Team will also be on hand before and after the international match to meet guests and sign autographs.
Chestertons MENA offers a full range of property services, including residential and commercial sales and leasing, investment agency services together with professional valuation and plant and machinery services. In addition, Chestertons MENA has a very active international sales division, specialising in the sale of prime, Central London residential apartments and houses to investors from across the entire MENA region with 33 offices across the UK capital.
With over 200 years of experience, Chestertons is one of the leading international property consultancy firms, in addition to one of the biggest networks of branches in London, Chestertons also has offices throughout Europe, reaching Australia and Singapore and a burgeoning Middle East network with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.