After last year’s successful premiere the polo tournament “Coutts Polo at the Palace“ returns to Abu Dhabi. On November 22nd and 23rd the Emirates Palace will again become the setting for exciting polo action and the two-day event welcomes top players and guests from all over the world at this unique location.
Rory Heron, City Events CEO, who also is responsible for the MINT Polo in the Park and who has initiated the polo tournament in front of the Emirates Palace: “We were very proud of the success of the first event. The polo world really stood up and took notice of what we were doing and we are expecting an even greater level of interest not only locally but also internationally in this year’s event. We had a tremendous amount of positive feedback from all those involved, from the spectators, to the sponsors through to the media and other stakeholders in Abu Dhabi, and we are now determined to make this an annual event on the calendar.”
Once again Coutts will be title sponsor of the event. Founded in the UK in 1692, it is one of the world’s most prestigious private banks. Amir Sadr, Co-Head of Coutts Middle East: “We were delighted with the success of last year’s inaugural event. The past twelve months have been an exciting period for Coutts in the Middle East as we continue to invest in our local business. Coutts Polo at the Palace reinforces our presence in the region and enables us to partner with some of the world’s most exclusive brands to offer our guests a memorable experience.”
The matches will be held on a custom-built polo field in front of the backdrop of Emirates Palace. Specific rules and the special polo field, one third smaller than a regular polo field, will make the competition between the four teams – team Abu Dhabi / Coutts, London / Fabergé, Milan / Maerati and Buenos Aires – even faster and more thrilling. Spectators can experience the fascination of polo at first hand. The definite line-ups will be announced at the press conference in October.
Alexander Schneider, Hotel Manager of Emirates Palace said: “We are very much looking forward to the second edition of Coutts Polo at the Palace, which has already gained a tremendous reputation after its instant success last year. For Emirates Palace, this tournament is further emphasising the tradition of hosting world class events at our premises by providing an unrivalled backdrop with service to match. For 2013 we can already claim international interest and awareness which will surely make this year even more exclusive and memorable for both visitors and players alike.”
Admission is restricted to 1,000 people per day to make sure every guest can witness the matches at close range. Due to great demand hospitality tickets, starting from AED 1,750 per person per day, should be purchased as early as possible. To book hospitality tickets for Coutts Polo at the Palace, contact Rachel Roullier at or visit