Al Habtoor's second polo season opens in style
Founding Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor welcomed Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and over 400 guests at the 2nd Polo season opening held at the five-star Al Habtoor Polo Resort. The yearly event celebrates polo tradition, fashion and UAE hospitality, marking a grand and glamorous start of the polo season in Dubai.
The gala event opened in style with a friendly polo match with the UAE Polo team playing a great game against Habtoor Polo.
Sheikha Maitha, patron of the UAE polo team, was joined by several players showing a high-level performance on the field including Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman & CEO of Al Habtoor Group, and Habtoor Mohammed Al Habtoor, Director of the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club, and polo professional Alejandro Gowland. The Habtoor Polo team was represented by Rashid Al Falahi, Raja Albujabain, Tariq Rashid Al Habtoor and Tomas Iriarte.
Guests arrived at the Andalusian-style resort in their Sunday 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 welcoming speech, Khalaf Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman 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 personalized services across 136 rooms and suites, 25 bespoke villas and six culinary venues.