Ralph Lauren Ladies Polo Tournament launch in Dubai
Attended by Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
The first Ralph Lauren UAE Ladies Polo Tournament was officially launched yesterday by Her Highness Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in a special ceremony at the label's Dubai Mall store.
This is the first time an all-ladies polo tournament is being held in the region, and four teams, including the UAE, led by Sheikha Maitha, will be taking part in the event, which takes place at Desert Palm Resort from tomorrow until Friday. The other teams are Team Asia, Team Europe 1 and Team Europe 2.
"The Ralph Lauren International Ladies Polo Tournament represents a significant achievement for both the UAE and for women across the region" said Sheikha Maitha, "polo has long been associated as being a tough game, however, the first ever ladies polo tournament allows women to cement their footprints in this sport. It gives me great honour to participate in this pioneering event and to blaze a path for women in the world of polo."
As part of the launch, Sheikha Maitha also revealed the official limited edition Ralph Lauren polo mesh shirts that the players will wear, available exclusively at Ralph Lauren stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from December 9, as well as at the venue throughout the tournament.
20% of all proceeds made from sales of the tournament shirts (Dhs830 for mens and Dhs735 for women) will benefit Dubai Cares.