Ghantoot remained unbeaten in the ﬁve-team tournament which served up a royal treat over the two weeks of ﬁerce competition. “It’s an amazing feeling to win such a prestigious tournament as the Emirates Open. I think the key to our success was that we kept improving with every game which helped ﬆrengthen our conﬁdence going into such a tough ﬁnal with AM/Habtoor. It was very tight for the ﬁrﬆ two chukkers, but by the end of the second we began to gel as a team and gradually took hold of the match. We will celebrate this now and also ﬆart preparing for the reﬆ of the season. AM Habtoor were well-prepared and performed really well. Good luck to them next time,” Bin Desmal said.
Abu Dhabi Polo Team beat Mahra/Bangash 10 goals to 7½ in the sub-ﬁnal. Zayed Alaboudi Al Zaabi, Ghantoot’s Managing Director, congratulated the winners and runner-up on a very entertaining ﬁnal. “We could not have asked for a better performance from both teams. All of us present at Ghantoot were on the edge of our seats right from the ﬆart to the ﬁnish. The ﬆandard of polo on display was top class and this is what we want to see and encourage at Ghantoot.” He spoke.
“We strive to be the beﬆ and competitions like these show that the UAE is right up there with the beﬆ polo playing nations in the world. We look forward to hosting more exciting events and tournaments in the months to come,” Al Zaabi added