The Dubai Polo Gold Cup was founded in 2009 and it’s now a series of the two premier Polo Tournament in the Middle East. Our event attracts a large amount of Gulf VIP’s, society figures, famous personalities; senior corporate executives and it’s under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai,.
Played under the banner of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), the Gold Cup is being played according to HPA rules and the provision of umpires will be managed under strict international supervision by the HPA.
Dubai Polo Gold Cup is the premier polo competition of the year involves the world’s best polo teams and players battling it out to win the title. The most prestigious international polo tournament in the Middle East, no other game combines the grace of equestrian pursuits and the skill of a ball game with such thrilling results. With its exciting mix of top-class sportsmanship and glamour, it has earned a reputation as one of the most prestigious events on the international polo calendar. It’s also one of the most important annual tournaments in the region and always attracts a high profile crowd.
The organization is locally organized but internationally recognized and through this tournament, we bring polo to life in the region and we succeed year by year to make it the largest tournament in the Middle East, Africa and Asia by having the highest playing attendance and some of the top international polo players. We are putting Dubai Polo at the forefront of the International scene.
In 2012 the Dubai Gold Cup Series was recognized by the World Polo Tour (WPT) and in January 2014 the WPT committee announce that the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series’ has enabled its important tournament (Gold Cup) for being the highest tournament in points within the Challenge Cup category by raising to 50 points for the winners. The certificate of entry was presented by the international polo. In 2015 marked the first time ever that the World Polo Tour (WPT) upgraded the Tournament from ‘Challenge Cup’ to the highly coveted ‘WPT Cup’, meaning winners received 60 points.