The UAE’s bid was announced during the International Federation meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Emirati delegation, headed by Saeed bin Drie, Vice President of the Federation, received congratulations from the attendees on winning the hosting of the event.
Polo Intercontinental Cup 2026 hosted by UAE Polo Federation brings together the best world’s stars.
Mohammed Khalaf Al Habtoor, President of the UAE Polo Federation, expressed his happiness with the UAE’s success.
Because the Polo Intercontinental Cup brings together the world’s top stars. The Polo Federation dedicates this achievement to the lovers and enthusiasts of the game in the UAE and the region.
This achievement is a culmination of the efforts of the players, the Board of Directors.
As well as the Federation’s commitment to work as one team since taking responsibility.
Special thanks for the supported and organizers.
Al Habtoor thanked Sheikh Falah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Ghantoot Polo Club.
In addition to Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as they are strong supporters of the game.
He also thanked the General Authority of Sports, represented by His Excellency Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Humaid Balhol Al Falasi, Minister of Education, President of the General Authority of Sports.
In addition to Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism.
Due to their support and cooperation with the Federation.
He also thanked Habtoor Group “Habtoor Polo and Equestrian Club” and Emaar “Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club“, Ali Al Buwardi “Desert Palm Club”.
As well as the Board of Directors of the Federation and the delegation responsible for the file.
For his part, Saeed bin Drie said:
My happiness is indescribable with the UAE’s success in hosting the biggest event in the history of the game.
And this success is for everyone because the General Authority of Sports, the sports councils and the UAE Polo Federation.
Also the clubs under its umbrella, work in one pot, and that is why success has been our ally.
This achievement is an honor on the chest of all of us,” he added, thanking the officials of the UAE Embassy in Argentina for their attention and follow-up.