ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Is Hosting The World’s First Ever Desert Polo Tournament

Al Ula Desert Polo is set to make its debut on 16 January 2020, as part of the Winter at Tantora Cultural Festival.

Saudi Arabia is set to host a brand new concept of world polo early next year, symbolic of a major milestone in the Kingdom’s burgeoning sporting and social journey. Not only is Al Ula Desert Polo the world’s first ever desert polo tournament, but it is also the first tournament of its kind in Saudi Arabia to be held in co-operation with the Saudi Polo Federation.

The Desert Polo Tournament, directly inspired by the world-renowned snow polo tournament in St. Moritz, Switzerland, will run from January 16 – 18, 2020, as part of the Winter at Tantora Cultural Festival, and will see some of the most prestigious players and patrons in the world of polo in attendance.

Desert Polo is set to be one of the many highlights of the three-month long festival, running from December 2019 to March 2020, and will be held in the untouched beauty of the deeply historical Al Ula UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site will be official open its doors to all members of the public in October next year.


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