ALULA: The Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo, the world’s only modern polo tournament to be staged in a desert, will return to AlUla from Jan. 26 – 28, 2023 in partnership with Polo Club Saint-Tropez — Haras de Gassin.
Tickets are now on sale for the third edition of the event taking place across three days of world class polo action. This year will see the event grow with eight teams now confirmed, led by some of the greatest players in polo history.
The tournament is played out in a purpose-built desert arena set amongst the extraordinary landscapes of the Equestrian Village — close to Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra.
The eight competing teams will be led by an expert player from global polo icons, with the world famous La Dolfina Polo Team players back again joined by Facundo Pieres and Gonzalito Pieres and other professional players, while invited patrons and players drawn from both Saudi Arabia and the global polo community will make up the sides.
The tournament is organized in collaboration between the Royal Commission for AlUla, the Saudi Polo Federation, Richard Mille — the title sponsor and tournament timekeeper — along with
La Dolfina Polo Team and, for the first time, Polo Club Saint-Tropez — Haras de Gassin.
The collaborations reflect the commitment of RCU to establishing long-term partnerships to develop the equestrian industry in Saudi Arabia, and make the historic site of AlUla the premier destination for horse enthusiasts from around the world.
The one-of-a-kind tournament will guarantee guests first-class hospitality and unmatched beauty for a unique experience — perfect for polo, nature, lifestyle and fashion enthusiast alike, with more details to follow on exclusive events running alongside the tournament.