Posted by: englishdubai | November 4, 2010

Pretty in Pink

It has been a long and hot summer but now the weather has finally broken and those of us living in the UAE are now looking forward of six to seven months of ideal weather. Each day being as good as the best Summer’s day in the UK – it can be a hard life sometimes. So when I was asked if I would care to attend Pink Polo in aid of Breast Cancer who was I to refuse?

Me and my mates popped on our pink shirts and headed out of Dubai up to the Polo Club at Ghantoot. My dear friend Catherine had organised VIP tickets and entry into the special guest enclosure which was great. We took a prime spot under one of the gazebos and lounged around enjoying the canapes and soft drinks that were freely available. Here are Annie and Paul enjoying the late afternoon sun:

As this is Dubai nothing is ever just plain and simple. The big surprise was a skydiving display landing on the field which was excellent. Seeing them landing with pinpoint accuracy was amazing and the last chap down delivered the match ball. It made for a pretty spectacular advert for Sky Dive Dubai:

After this it was on to watch a fun five chukkas of Polo between the Estee Lauder Team and ADCB team which turned into quite a spirited match. Paul caught a nice shot of the players:

It was a really relaxing afternoon and if you were not lucky enough to have VIP tickets entry was still free to the general public and with various fund raising activities going on it was a great day out of the city. The game started at around 5pm and when the sun went down and flood lights came on it made for a moody and spectacular early autumn evening in the UAE:

It had been sometime since I had seen Polo and this was my first time to make a visit in the UAE, I think I should probably make more of an effort and get down to the Arabian Ranches Polo club one weekend and partake in a little picnic and a tipple. After all while it is raining and cold in the UK what better way to make you mates back home envious?


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