Six of the best teams in the UAE will lock horns when the much-anticipated 15th edition of the Dubai Gold Cup gets underway at Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club on February 7th. The competitive 20-goal handicap runs until February 24th with this year’s edition featuring Bangash Polo by Dodson & Horrell, Habtoor Polo, Dubai Wolves by CAFU, UAE Polo, Mahra Polo by AIX Investment and Ghantoot Polo.
As one of the flagship events within the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series (DPGCS), the Gold Cup is a distinguished event that is acknowledged and certified by the esteemed World Polo Tour (WPT). The tournament operates under the WPT Championship Cup, elevating the competition to one of the most prestigious in terms of points on the global polo stage.
An integral part of the UAE Polo Federation, the tournaments under the DPGCS adhere to the regulations of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA). Every match is conducted under the watchful eye of certified HPA umpires, ensuring the highest standards of play in alignment with international polo regulations. The Gold Cup, within this dynamic series, stands as a testament to the commitment to excellence and sportsmanship within the vibrant polo community of Dubai.
This year’s Dubai Open is set to receive significant support from esteemed sponsors, with Bentley taking centre stage as the main sponsor, joined by co-sponsors MAK Engineering Consultancy, Kludi (part of RAK Ceramics group) Hildon, and Diamond Lease. U.S. Polo Assn. is the official apparel sponsor, contributing to the tournament’s distinctive style and identity, while adding to the collaborative spirit, Pololine TV and Al Badia step in as valued media partners, amplifying the reach and coverage of the Dubai Open.