Part of The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series, an 18 Goal Handicap tournament, entering in its ninth year under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The tournament is one of the highest ranked tournaments in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, ranking amongst the best polo tournaments worldwide and is played under the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) rules.
Every year, this tournament gather royalties, celebrities, VIPs from the Dubai social scene and fans of the ‘sport of kings’ to a spectacular performance by the world’s best polo players competing for the Gold Cup trophy.
The final day of the Julius Baer Gold Cup is a celebration unlike any other, with top entertainment acts, VIP luncheons, The Gold Lounge party attracting celebrities, VIPs and special attendance by Royals.
In 2012, the Dubai Gold Cup Series was recognized by the World Polo Tour (WPT). In January 2014, the WPT committee announced that the Dubai Polo Gold Cup has enabled its importance worldwide as a tournament. Becoming the highest ranked tournament in points within the Challenge Cup category and awarding 50 points to the winners. 2015 marked the first time ever that the World Polo Tour (WPT) upgraded the Tournament from ‘Challenge Cup’ to the highly coveted ‘WPT Cup’ awarding 80 points to the winners.