SIX NATIONS TO COMPETE IN THE ROYAL SALUTE UAE NATIONS CUP 2014
– FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 2014 DESERT PALM RETREAT, DUBAI
– ROYAL SALUTE CELEBRATES FIFTH YEAR OF POLO CUP PARTNERSHIP
– PRELIMINARY ROUNDS 27-30 JANUARY
Six international polo teams from Great Britain, India, Australia, Sweden, Switzerland and Dubai will compete for top honours at The Royal Salute UAE Nations Cup Polo 2014, hosted at the Desert Palm Retreat on Friday 31 January 2014.
This year’s event, the fifth that Royal Salute has partnered, will produce plenty of world-class polo action for the public to enjoy. High profile guests include English professional polo player, and Royal Salute World Polo Ambassador Malcolm Borwick, who will be on hand to immerse guests in the sport – taking a polo clinic and sharing his passion for the game.
Malcolm Borwick commented:
“As an international polo player, you get the opportunity to play in some pretty special places and it is a great privilege to be playing at Desert Palm Polo Club, Desert Palm Retreat in Dubai. Royal Salute is a brand with a great vision and commitment to growing the sport of polo worldwide and I am thrilled that this tournament continues to play such an importance in the Royal Salute World Polo Programme.”
His Grace, Torquhil Ian Campbell, the 13th Duke of Argyll, the Royal Salute global brand ambassador will also be in attendance for the tournament which culminates in the prestigious and exclusive invitation only finals day on Friday 31st January.
Neil Macdonald, Global Brand Director of Royal Salute commented:
“This year marks the fifth occasion that Royal Salute has supported this magnificent event in the international polo calendar, and as in previous years we are expecting The Royal Salute UAE Nations Cup 2014 to deliver some exciting and world-class polo over the duration of the tournament.
“The heritage and timeless appeal of polo, the power, passion, integrity and honour of the players are values which are also inherent to Royal Salute, making it the perfect sponsorship blend. Away from the field we are thrilled our guests will enjoy a number of luxury eventsLive that share in our celebrations of the Sport of Kings during this prestigious polo event in the United Arab Emirates.”
Launched in 2009 by Adolfo Cambiaso, who also captained the winning UAE team in 2012, The Royal Salute UAE Nations Cup is an annual event held to celebrate polo in Dubai, and to reinforce the Desert Palm Retreat as the Middle East’s leading polo estate. The Royal Salute World Polo Series showcases the most prestigious international polo eventsLive across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Royal Salute has a global programme of Polo sponsorship covering four continents.
The full draw for The Royal Salute UAE Nations Cup 2014 is as follows:
Monday 27th January
1430hrs GB v India
1600hrs Dubai v Australia
Tuesday 28th January
1430hrs Sweden v Switzerland
1600hrs Dubai v India
Wednesday 29th January
1430hrs GB v Switzerland
1600hrs Sweden v Australia
Thursday 30th January
1000hrs Great Britain v Australia
1100hrs Sweden v India
1500hrs Dubai v Switzerland
1600hrs Royal Salute Exhibition Match
Friday 31st January FINALS DAY