On April 11th and 12th the Julius Bär Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2014 presented by Cadillac takes place in Dubai. Four teams with three players each will compete against each other on the specially-created Beach Polo Arena, located for the first time at the impressive Skydive Dubai complex, in Dubai Marina. Now the participating teams have been announced at a press conference in Dubai.

Team of title sponsor Julius Bär will be led by Rashid Al Habtoor, the chairman of Dubai Polo Club. He is joined by his son Khalaf Al Habtoor (0) as well as the renowned Argentine professional Juan Cruz Guevara (+6). The team will try to defend its title, last year having claimed the 2013 Beach Polo Cup.

The VistaJet Bombardier Team goes for a Al Habtoor father-and-son combination as well. Patron Mohammed Al Habtoor (0) competes against his brother Rashid, supported by his son Habtoor Al Habtoor (0) and Argentine top player Guillermo Cuitino (+6).

Team Lindt Master Swiss Chocolatiers consists of Swiss players Piero Dillier (0) and Thomas M. Rinderknecht (0), Lucas Labat from Argentina completes the trio. For team Maradiva will play Saeed bin Drai (0), Mohammed bin Drai (0) and Argentine Nico Petracchi (+6).

Sam Katiela, founder and mamemo production Managing Director: “This year’s beach polo venue has been purpose-built to offer our guests a unique polo experience. This is not only show off the skills of the players to the best advantage, but also to provide the best facilities we can to the ponies who are the event’s real athletes. One of the goals when we developed beach polo ten years ago was to showcase the attributes of Dubai as a destination for premium sporting events like this one. Part of this is to create a stage equal to show we are delivering, making the sport as accessible as possible to the people of Dubai.”

Daniel Savary, Head of Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa, Bank Julius Bär: “We are once again pleased to return as title and team sponsors for the prestigious Julius Baer Beach Polo Cup. As the leading Swiss private bank with a longstanding heritage of providing the highest quality of services, an important part of our focus has been to support activities globally that mirror the values we have embodied since our inception. Polo symbolises these attributes of tradition, team spirit and excellence, and we have also chosen to support the sport here because we recognise its value to the community in the UAE. To this end, our sponsorship of the tournament for a second consecutive year showcases our continued commitment to the country, and we look forward to another successful event.”


The teams:
Julius Bär Team (+6)
Rashid Al Habtoor (0)
Khalaf Al Habtoor (0)
Juan Cruz Guevara (+6)

Maradiva Team (+6)
Saeed bin Drai (0)
Mohammed bin Drai (0)
Nico Petracchi (+6)

Lindt Master Swiss Chocolatiers Team (+6)
Mr. Piero Dillier (0)
Dr. Thomas M. Rinderknecht (0)
Lucas Labat (+6)

VistaJet Bombardier Team (+6)
Mohammed Al Habtoor (0)
Habtoor Al Habtoor (0)
Guillermo Cuitino (+6)