The first female player confirmed for the Beach Polo Cup Dubai


In an exciting twist to this year’s Beach Polo Cup Dubai, the first-ever female player in the tournament’s nine-year history will be joining a mix of male Argentinian professionals, Emirati stars and international players at the polo tournament next month.

The talented Dr. Sabine Schaffer has been playing polo competitively for over 10 years in the UAE, Argentina, Spain, Germany and the US, alongside her day-job in Dubai as Managing Director of Pro-invest, a boutique investment firm.

Held under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council for the 4th consecutive year, the Tonino Lamborghini Residences Dubai Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2018 Presented by Oriental Pearls will take place next month on 13th and 14th December at Skydive Dubai.

Gabriela Noser-Katiela, Event & Tournament Director Beach Polo Cup Dubai said, “It’s been in the planning for a while and we’re overjoyed to finally welcome Dr. Sabine to the tournament. She’s a fantastic polo player with years of experience and will give the male players a tough time on the sand! There’s a small – but steadily growing – network of female polo players in the UAE and I hope that we encourage more women to try the sport.”

“The Beach Polo Cup Dubai is a more entertaining version of polo. It’s engaging to watch, there’s more adrenalin flowing through the players and ponies and with a female player in the mix this year, it’s going to be a really spectacular tournament. We’ll be announcing the full team line up very soon!”

For the first time, there will be free admission to the Shams Public Zone and fans need to register online at beforehand to get their pass into the tournament. Along with the first Christmas Market this year, there will be food outlets and premium beverages available to enjoy and free entry into the legendary after-parties concluding both days of polo action. If visitors are looking to make it an extra-special polo weekend, tickets to the VIP Majlis Zone are also available to purchase via and include F&B and premium beverages.