Cartier wins for the first time at its own Polo Challenge
February 27, 2012: For the first time the Cartier team is the proud winner of their own Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge, held under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, In a thrilling match at Desert Palm, the Cartier team narrowly defeated the current holders of the impressive trophy, Desert Palm, 10-9.
HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum presented the prizes, accompanied by Cartier guest Charlotte Casiraghi, Bernard Fornas, Chief Executive of Cartier and Louis Ferla, Managing Director of Cartier Dubai.
Four pro-am polo teams played all week at Desert Palm in the 7th Cartier International Dubai Polo Challenge. The two teams that did not make it to the final had the opportunity to play for the Desert Palm Trophy on the same afternoon. This went to Julius Baer, who defeated CNN 8-6. The Swiss bank, in its third year of team sponsorship, was delighted to register its first win at the event.
Porsche Centre Dubai is the official car supplier for the event and happily provide a car to start the event. More than 400-invitation only guests enjoyed great polo and sumptuous hospitality courtesy of the team at Desert Palm Resort.