Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 25, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Julius Baer Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2014 presented by Cadillac marked the 10th year since its creation as team VistaJet Bombardier took the victory over the title sponsor Julius Baer in a heart pounding final.
The showpiece tournament, attended by almost 6,000 people across two days, brings the curtain down on the UAE’s competitive polo season. It was supported by the attendance of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nayhan and Dr Ahmed Al Sherif, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council.
Stars of the international sporting sphere and the silver screen had front row seats to the action with Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona and Hollywood actors, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson soaking up the glamorous Beach Polo vibe.
The Beach Polo Concept, which owes its origins to an idea brought into being by mamemo productions in 2004, has travelled the world since the inaugural tournament in Dubai. It is now back in its original host city for a special floodlit anniversary renewal, supported by Dubai Sports Council.
The on-pitch drama played out between four select teams over two evenings on a purpose-built arena at Skydive Dubai, with one of the biggest and most extravagant beach polo set up’s the world has ever seen.
The Maradiva team won the third-place playoff following a 9-6 victory over Lindt in the early game of the evening.
Julius Baer was title and team sponsor of the event for the second consecutive year, and presenting sponsor Cadillac took the opportunity to showcase the 2015 Cadillac Escalade for the first time in the Middle East.
Sam Katiela, Beach Polo Cup founder and organizer said "We are very proud of the success of this event. Over the last decade this concept has really put Dubai and the UAE on the top of the polo world map.
“We have been able to stage a world-class event, organized, managed and created by mamemo productions, with contributions and support from suppliers, who we called our event partners, in the UAE. We feel that this special 10th anniversary celebration of Beach Polo really does justice to the popular concept and we’d like to thank everyone involved in making this weekend possible.”
The two-day extravaganza was officially opened on Friday evening with a spectacular opening ceremony display and the first game began when a member of the Skydive Dubai team parachuted into the arena with the official match ball. The event also featured an auction in aid of the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs, with much interest generated by team sponsor, Lindt Master Chocolatiers’ donation of a specially-created piece of chocolate art.