AlUla Moments, the driving force behind the much-anticipated Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo, has recently disclosed thrilling new details as the excitement builds for its imminent return. Set to kick off next week, this pioneering polo tournament, set against the backdrop of a desert environment, is gearing up for its third edition, promising an array of incredible actions and spectacular moments at the Equestrian Village from January 17 to 20.
Establishing itself as a flagship event in the global equestrian calendar, the tournament has once again managed to attract top-tier players, including the likes of Juan Martin Nero, David Stirling, Pablo Mac Donough, and polo legend Adolfo Cambiaso, earning it a distinguished place in the world of polo. This year’s edition is poised to be the grandest yet, with a commitment to delivering an unparalleled experience for both participants and spectators.
As anticipation builds, celebrity audiences and fervent fans from across the region and around the globe are expected to descend upon the event. The official schedule, now unveiled, adds another layer of excitement, providing a glimpse into the thrilling events and activities that attendees can look forward to during this prestigious polo extravaganza.
The Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo has not only become a showcase for elite polo talent but also a magnet for enthusiasts and supporters, solidifying its position as a must-attend event in the world of equestrian sports. The upcoming edition promises to be a celebration of skill, sportsmanship, and the unique allure of polo in an extraordinary desert setting.
“Our behind-the-scenes preparations are complete and we’re looking forward to hosting polo enthusiasts from all four corners of the globe next week – it’s going to be an epic four days that everybody enjoys; players and spectators alike,” added Ziad AlSuhaibani, Head of RCU’s Sport Sector Executive Program. “The increasing buzz and anticipation we’ve been witnessing is a glowing testament to the passion that the wider polo community now has for this competition. Days out from its return, we’re sure visitors will enjoy mapping out their diaries. Sport, culture, and entertainment are all set to shine next week.”
Taking center stage during the Winter at Tantora flagship festival, the Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo promises an exquisite fusion of sports, culture, and entertainment in its latest edition, offering attendees extraordinary experiences both on and off the polo field, day and night.
The tournament commences on Wednesday, featuring four teams embarking on their journey to clinch the coveted Desert Polo trophy. Expectations run high as two thrilling matches unfold, showcasing international patrons, royal dignitaries, and professional players, including women making their inaugural appearance in the competition.
Post the exhilarating first day of play, fans have the opportunity to transition to Hegra for “Hegra After Dark,” an immersive, history-inspired experience set against the breathtaking backdrop of some of the UNESCO World Heritage site’s most remarkable tombs.
On January 18, the action continues with two more gripping matches as the remaining four teams strive for early success in AlUla. Following the matches, attendees can venture to “Hegra Candlelit Classics,” a beloved concert featuring a repertoire of live classical music. Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi will grace the stage alongside a talented ensemble of Saudi musicians, surrounded by the enchanting glow of candlelight, creating a magical and evocative ambiance.
Fast forward to Friday, fans can anticipate a day filled with world-class polo, with four matches scheduled throughout the afternoon, setting the stage for an epic final day. As the last match concludes, attendees can cap off an unforgettable Friday by heading to Maraya for the Swiss Orchestra Concert.
Renowned for sparking the Swiss symphonic renaissance and transforming the international music scene since its 2018 debut, the Swiss Orchestra will enchant the audience with renditions of renowned Swiss composers and legendary figures such as Beethoven and Mozart, creating a mesmerizing and unforgettable musical experience.