Abu Dhabi Itinerary 18 March 2017
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18 March 2017
Friday 17th March:Eton v Harrow Cricket Match at Emirates Palace
Dinner at Byblos sur Mer, Intercontinental Abu Dhabi
Recommended visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque
British Polo Day Abu Dhabi 2017 at the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club
17:00 – Nyetimber Sparking Wine Reception
17:10 – Brompton Bike Polo Exhibition Match
17:30 – Bentley Opening Ceremony
17:45 – Oxbridge vs Abu Dhabi
19:00 – British Exiles vs Ghantoot
20:15 – Prize Giving
20:30 – Dinner
20:45 – Auction
21:45 – After Party
Sunday 19th March:Recommended visit to the Saadiyat Beach Club
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It is one of the most prestigious polo clubs in the world and has played host to HRH Prince Charles and in 2014, hosted HRH Prince Harry for the Sentebale Polo Cup.
Polo is by no means new to the Middle East. It is believed that polo began in Persia as far back as the 5th Century BC, however, the modern game as we know it was rediscovered in India in the 19th Century by the British Army. Jaeger-LeCoultre, responding to the need for Officers to have a watch suitable for polo, developed the Reverso and we are delighted that they are continuing this tradition and association as our Official Global Timekeeper.
Continuing on the military theme, members of the Cavalry & Guards regiments of the British Army will start proceedings with a game of camel polo. There will also be a Brompton bicycle polo exhibition which showcases another version of the game that was an Olympic Sport back in 1906.
The main highlight of the evening will be the British Exiles team taking on the Ghantoot team which we anticipate to be another thrilling encounter.
We are pleased to raise money for WAHA under the patronage of HH Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan in an auction this evening and we hope you will give generously.
As ever, we are indebted to all the partners for making this event possible.
We hope you enjoy British Polo Day Abu Dhabi.