The Coutts Polo at The Palace Live Draw
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Coutts Polo at the Palace returns to Emirates Palace 22 - 23 November, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, with two UAE polo stars vying for victory.
City Events, the London-based company who has brought the glamorous showpiece to the UAE’s capital, confirmed Mohammed Al Habtoor, a familiar name on the UAE polo scene, will captain Team Buenos Aires, who last year clinched the cherished Coutts Cup after a thrilling 3 – 2 penalty shoot out over Coutts Abu Dhabi.
Returning as captain this year for Fabergé Team London is British up-and-comer Stuart Wrigley, who last year charmed audiences with his debonair style on the pitch, despite narrowly missing out on a win.
The captains will compete against home team Coutts Abu Dhabi and Maserati Team Milan, together representing global fashion, luxury automotive and financial centres.
Last year’s inaugural event drew an international, sell-out audience to the West Lawn of the inimitable Emirates Palace, where guests were treated to high-octane polo as well as five-star hospitality across two spectacular days.
“Our special ‘palace rules’ make for a fast paced and exhilarating weekend of entertainment,” said City Events CEO, Rory Heron. “This prestigious event takes place on a custom built pitch one third smaller than a standard polo field, creating a unique experience with action at its core. We’re thrilled to have attracted such high-calibre players who will no doubt thrill the crowds.”
Coutts Polo at The Palace Sponsor Faberge were also present at the conference and live game draw, revealing two new collections - the Emotion collection and the Devotion collection which is available November 2013.
Faberge's new Emotion Collection
Faberge's Devotion Collection for November 2013