Saudi: Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo tournament to take place 11-12 February
The second Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo tournament will be held on 11-12 February in AlUla. It is the finale of the 2022 Winter at Tantora festival.
This will be ‘game-changing’ for the sport in the Kingdom, the Chairman of the Saudi Polo Federation and board member of Saudi Equestrian Authority said.
In addition to the elite tournament, there will also be a series of polo masterclasses, one led by La Dolfina’s Adolfo Cambiaso, who’s widely regarded as the best player in the history of the game.
The polo event will see four teams compete in a specially built desert arena that lies close to the ancient site of Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Those taking part will be a mix of invited patrons and professional players drawn from the global polo community. Players from the La Dolfina Polo team will lead one team each.
The vision includes significant infrastructure and facilities, more riding trails and itineraries for visitors to immerse themselves in the majesty of the cultural landscape.
The experience of horseback riding amongst the desert splendour and rock formations, in the footsteps of past civilisations, will create unforgettable memories.
Alongside Richard Mille as the title sponsor, Bentley has joined the team as this year’s official car and Saudia as the event’s official airline.
The event also falls on the same weekend as the opening of AlUla Arts, with flagship Desert X AlUla exhibition and the recently announced Alicia Keys One Night Only at Maraya.
Tickets to attend the two events can be purchased through www.experiencealula.com.