Dubai Wolves by CAFU Made A Notable Impact On The Opening Day Of Gold Cup 2024



Match replay:


The 15th edition of the Gold Cup tournament will see six teams compete on the grounds of Al Habtoor Polo Club until the 24th of February 2024.

The inaugural match of the Gold Cup 2024 featured an intense showdown between Dubai Wolves by CAFU and Ghantoot Polo. From the outset, the competitive spirit was evident, with players eager to secure goals. Ghantoot Polo's Pablo Llorente netted the first goal, promptly answered by Benjamin Panelo of Dubai Wolves by CAFU, with support from teammate Santiago Laborde. Both teams received penalty shots throughout the game, but Dubai Wolves by CAFU maintained stability and took the lead. In the final chukkers, Ghantoot Polo narrowed the gap with Marcos Araya's contribution, intensifying the match. However, Dubai Wolves by CAFU ultimately emerged victorious.


Match Progression: Dubai Wolves by CAFU vs. Ghantoot Polo

3 – 1 | 4 – 2 | 6 – 3 | 7 – 3 | 8 – 5
Top scorer: Benjamin Panelo  

The next qualification matches of the Gold Cup 2024 will be on the 10th of February:

14:00 – Mahra Polo Team by AIX Investment Group vs. UAE Polo
16:00 - Habtoor Polo vs. Bangash Polo Team by Dodson&Horrell


Participating teams of the Gold Cup 2024 tournament includes:

  • Bangash Polo Team by Dodson&Horrell: Patron Haider Bangash
  • Dubai Wolves Polo Team by CAFU: Patron Habtoor Al Habtoor
  • Ghantoot Polo Team: Patron Nasser Al Shamsi
  • Habtoor Polo Team: Patron Mohammed Al Habtoor
  • UAE Polo Team: Patron Her Highness Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  • Mahra Polo Team by AIX Investment Group: Patron Tariq Al Habtoor



Bentley Emirates

Bentley Emirates, the largest Bentley Dealer in the world is the. As part of the Prestige Cars Division of Al Habtoor Motors, Bentley Emirates have been the sole authorized importer of Bentley motor cars in the UAE since 1982. Driven by professionalism, quality and high standards, Bentley Emirates continues to serve with utmost confidence and is poised to scale even greater heights.

Bentley Emirates is set to open the doors to its new state of the art showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road the 2nd quarter of this year. This exciting development will be the first of its kind of automobile showroom experience where customers will not only come to see the range of vehicles but as well experience the World of Bentley.  Al Habtoor Motors also recently opened the world’s first Bentley Cafe & Boutique in heart of Dubai Marina on the ground floor of Al Habtoor Business Tower. It provides a perfect venue to mirror the elements that make up Bentley's DNA, which has both contemporary and classic elements.

About Al Habtoor Motors - Prestige Cars Division

Part of the well-established, Dubai based business conglomerate Al Habtoor Group, the Prestige Cars Division is the official dealer of some of the world's coveted marques namely Bentley, Bugatti and McLaren in the UAE.




MAK Engineering Consultancy

MAK Engineering Consultancy is a professional engineering consulting firm, established in 2014 in Dubai, UAE, with an unlimited license, to provide engineering design services for the various market sectors, including industrial manufacturing, corporate owned facilities, educational, hospitality, health care and development services.




KLUDI is a contemporary high-end brand for sophisticated bathrooms and high-quality kitchens. A perfect combination of 100-year tradition as a German fittings specialist and water expert with pioneering innovations and perfectly formed design. KLUDI solutions convince through German engineering and premium quality, high reliability in their function and sustainability in their use, an incomparable and timeless elegance in design



Diamond Lease

Diamondlease a fully owned subsidiary of the Al Habtoor Group, was established in 1996 to offer automotive rental and leasing solutions, as an alternative to owning and maintaining vehicles, to Corporate and Individual customers in the UAE. Diamond lease serves more than 700 companies and multinational conglomerates operating in UAE, handling and managing their transportation requirements.

Diamondlease is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with a fleet of over 8400 vehicles. It was the first local Car Rental Company in UAE to receive an ISO certification and has proudly held the accreditation since 1999. In recognition of its sound business ethics and outstanding customer service, Diamondlease was one of the first car rental companies to have been nominated as a member of the prestigious Dubai Service Excellence Scheme (DSES) in 2003. Diamondlease has been awarded the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Travel Awards being adjudged the “Best Car Rental Company” – Local Brand for 7 years in a row.



Hildon Water

Hildon is an English Natural Mineral Water which lies deep within the chalk hills of Hampshire, as a result it is of the highest quality. Bottled at its source on the Hildon Estate in Hampshire and Imported from the UK, it is distributed exclusively by Top Shelf Beverages in the region, Hildon Natural Mineral Water is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series 2016.



Official Apparel Sponsor 


U.S. Polo Assn. is the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the non-profit governing body for the sport of polo in the United States and one of the oldest sports governing bodies, having been founded in 1890. With a multi-billion-dollar global footprint and worldwide distribution through over 1,200 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores and thousands of department stores, sporting goods channels, independent retailers, and e-commerce, U.S. Polo Assn. offers apparel for men, women, and children, as well as accessories and footwear in more than 190 countries worldwide. U.S. Polo Assn. was named one of the top global sports licensors alongside the NFL, NBA, and MLB, according to License Global.


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PLTV is the first online streaming polo site, broadcasting over 25 tournaments LIVE per year around the globe, reaching +200k viewers. The production and edition of exclusive content makes PLTV the most comprehensive polo channel in the world.



Al Badia 

Since 2008, Al Badia, the prestigious Arabic venture is devoted to bringing the latest news and views on the equestrian world, Polo sporting and lifestyle. In fact, it is a tribute to the age-old passion for the thoroughbred, an integral part of the rich Arabian culture. 

Al Badia focuses a gamut of information on the highly valued sport of horseracing, including information about events taking place in the Arab world and about organizations and services sought by equestrians of all disciplines. Besides being a specialized lifestyle magazine to meet the refined taste of the equestrian community, it features a wide range of information including very exclusive coverages like interviews of the Sheikhs and the who’s who of the Arab world. It targets the crème de la crème of the society and is widely circulated across different regions of the Gulf & Middle East.

Al Badia is a good platform to showcase premium brands, as it has a wide readership comprising sports enthusiasts, socialites, eminent personalities, celebrities and the royalty.




Barnes International Realty is the pinnacle of luxury real estate, offering a stunning selection of opulent residences, grand estates, esteemed vineyards, and architectural gems in the most desirable locations worldwide. This leader in real estate luxury goes beyond the usual, offering lavish concierge services, majestic yachts, and private jet acquisitions to cater to an elite clientele with refined tastes and high expectations. With a strong commitment to exceptional customer service, Barnes International provides personalized, discreet experiences for its clients, guiding them with unparalleled expertise and a deep understanding of luxury living. The company's team of experienced professionals uses extensive local knowledge and a wide global network to connect those who appreciate fine living with their perfect properties, ensuring every deal exceeds expectations. Barnes International Realty stands as a symbol of excellence in the luxury market, synonymous with elegance, exclusivity, and a truly luxurious lifestyle, redefining the standards of high-end real estate, vineyard investments, and the ultimate in leisure with yachts and jets.




Dubai Sports Council:

Dubai Sports Council is the official government body responsible for the development of the sport sector in the Emirate of Dubai. Under the Chairmanship of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and its 14 Board Members; the Council supervises the work of nine local clubs in Dubai, six of which practice a variety of individual and or team sports, such as football, handball and archery; in addition to the chess club and a club devoted for those with special needs. 

Since its inception in 2006, with the vision of creating a unique sporting community, the Council organizes various annual major Sports Championships and Conferences, in cooperation with multiple International/National sports bodies and Dubai Government Entities, such as the Dubai International Sports Conference, Samsung Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup and the FINA Diving World Series; in an attempt to enhance the culture, knowledge and expertise of professionalism in all aspects of the field; from the overall preparation and/or execution of the event. 

Dubai became the first Arab and Middle East city to host the Sport Accord International Convention in 2010, and stages the annual Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award, the most prestigious Award of the Middle East Region. Though the Council works on various major international sports events, it does not overlook the importance of spreading the awareness of a healthier, more active lifestyle locally; and in order to achieve such objectives, physical activity programs and initiatives, such as the Dubai Pulse Physical Activity program, the Furjan District Championships and the Dubai Beach Soccer League, have all been designed to target the various communities within the Emirate.



UAE Polo Federation 

The UAE Polo Federation is the official governing body of the sport of polo in the United Arab Emirates. The association has been organized to promote the game of polo with the goal of improving the sport, coordinating the activities of its affiliated clubs and registered players and providing rules, handicaps and conditions for those tournaments, competitions, including the safety of participants.





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