The historical AlUla Desert Polo event came to an end on Saturday after three days of action. Organised by Amr Zedan, the Saudi Polo Federation (formed in July 2018), and the Royal Commission for AlUla, the tournament was the first official polo competition played in Saudi Arabia.
In the sporting terms, Amaala, composed of HSH Prince Carl von Oettingen-Wallerstein, George Spencer Churchill and Argentine Nacho Figueras, who played instead of the injured Juan Martín Nero, claimed the title after beating AlUla Team, formed of HRH Prince Abbas bin Ali Bin Nayef, Mohammed Al Habtoor, and Adolfo Cambiaso in the final .
The AlUla Desert Polo competition took place at a purpose-built Desert Arena in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site of AlUla in Saudi Arabia. The site is scheduled to open to the public in October, 2020.
AlUla Desert Polo formed part of the Winter at Tantora festival organised by the Royal Commission for AlUla, an organisation designed to protect and promote the historic and archeological sites of the area.
FINAL AlUla DESERT POLO: AMAALA TEAM 7-3 AlUla TEAM
Amaala Team: HSH Prince Carl von Oettingen-Wallerstein, George Spencer Churchill, Nacho Figueras.
AlUla Team: HRH Prince Abbas bin Ali Bin Nayef, Mohammed Al Habtoor, Adolfo Cambiaso.
SUBSIDIARY FINAL: AL NAHLA BENTLEY TEAM 4-2 RICHARD MILLE
Richard Mille Team: HRH Prince Sultan Alfaisal, Amr Zedan, Pablo Mac Donough.
Al Nahla Bentley Team: Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum, Saad Audeh, Pelon Stirling.
MVP: Sheikha Alia Al Maktoum.
The Winter at Tantora festival will take place from December 19, 2019 – March 7, 2020 in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. Details about the festival, its line-up and exceptional surroundings can be found at experiencealula.com with tickets on sale now. To stay up to date, please follow @WinteratTantora #DesertPolo on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
HIGHLIGHT: WATCH THE AlUlA DESERT POLO FINALS ON POLOLINE TV