Dubai – 5 November 2016 – Under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the 12th edition of the prestigious Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge concluded today with a 9-6 win for Zedan Polo. Their opponents in this final were Habtoor Polo, headed up by Mohammed Al Habtoor. HRH Princess Haya presented the impressive Cartier trophy to the Zedan team patrons Amr Zedan and Rashid Bin Drai. Cartier’s VIP guest Alessandra Ambrosio had earlier introduced the most valuable La Martina’s player; Santiago Romero.
She also presented the Cartier Best Playing Pony Rug and a saddle to Mohammed Al Habtoor’s Sasha, played by Habtoor Polo’s Tommy Iriarte. The Event with 600 Cartier guests and the presence of HRH Princess Haya also accompanied by HRH Princess Azemah of Brunei was a success. Also the presence of VIP people such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Jerome Metzger, Retail Director Cartier Middle East and India and Ali Albwardy the founder of the Desert Palm Resort and Polo Club – is the home of Cartier polo in Dubai since 2006.
It is the first time that Cartier has hosted its acclaimed Dubai Polo Challenge tournament in November. The four 8-goal teams took part this week, featuring players from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, England, Brunei, Scotland, Argentina, and Spain. A challenge competition with an incredible success!