Dubai, 17 November 2014 - The last of the five Polo events of the “Maserati Centennial Polo Tour”, organised by Maserati in collaboration with La Martina, official supplier of the most prestigious polo tournaments worldwide, concluded over the weekend.
The Dubai leg of the “La Martina Argentina Polo Cup presented by Maserati” culminated in a thrilling final with the Desert Palm team prevailing over the Maserati team. More than 65 players from 12 countries participated in the tournament, which was played under perfect weather conditions, under a clear blue sky.
Staged at Dubai’s Desert Palm Hotel under the patronage of Her Royal Highness, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the fifth and final leg of the Maserati Centennial Polo Tour attracted Dubai’s prominent business community members, socialites, polo enthusiasts and style icons.
Guests attending the event included HE Ruben Eduardo Caro, Ambassador of Argentina to the UAE, Ali Al Bwardy, Chairman of AlBwardy Investment Group, and Hossam Hosni, General Manager Luxury Auto, Al Tayer Group.
Speaking of the association with La Martina Polo, Umberto Cini, Managing DIrector of Maserati General Overseas Markets, said: “It is our second time to be associated with the La Martina polo tournament in the UAE and we are proud to be part of this championship again. It is an exciting event combining sport and fashion in an elegant setting much similar to the values Maserati stands for – sporty performance and refined luxury.”
Other than the sportive aspect, the association between Maserati and La Martina includes successful projects such as the capsule collection in co-brand that strengthens the style with the presence of the Trident in the lifestyle-sport contest of Polo.
“Our vision – adds Lando Simonetti, founder of the La Martina brand – often tends to join initiatives of a sportive nature with the creativity defined by our product which strongly represents a precise life style.”
The Centennial Polo Tour celebrations will conclude in January 2015 in Florence, on the occasion of the 87th edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo, with a prestigious final event at which the best player will be presented with the Maserati Centennial Award.
Full details of the Maserati Centennial Polo Tour and its rankings, supported by specialist publication Pololine, can be followed on www.maseratipolo.com .