Chairman & Founder´s Message


"Horses have always been part of the Arab culture and I have had a love for them from an early age. However, it was neither Thoroughbreds nor Arabians that held my interest - it was polo ponies, which led me to play the game some 30 years ago. In 1993, the Dubai Polo Team was established and it was a dream of mine to have a facility where we could all come together, practice, hold international tournaments and position the UAE at the forefront of the international polo scene.

My dream was fulfilled thanks to the generosity of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who granted us the land to build Desert Palm. To play on grass was a great achievement for our small group of polo players and an even greater achievement we have realised is spreading our passion for the sport previously undervalued in the Middle East."

 Ali Albwardy, Chairman & Founder