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Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo at the spectacular AlUla UNESCO world heritage site

The event, which took place on January 17-20 January 2024 at AlFursan Equestrian Village, has witnessed top international polo players competing in an adrenaline-packed game set against a stunning backdrop of the breathtaking AlUla canyons.

Against the breathtaking backdrop of the AlUla desert, sporting excellence was on full display once again as eight teams clashed in main and subsidiary elimination encounters. 

This year’s fabulous third edition decided the line-ups for the finale – where Saudia face Richard Mille in a main final meeting for the Desert Polo trophy. Polo legend Adolfo Cambiaso starred for Saudia in an 8-4 win against Dadan while Richard Mille scored with two seconds remaining to overcome Bentley 5-4. 

Attendees also enjoyed high-quality matches in the subsidiary semi-finals. Proceedings began with a gripping end-to-end contest as AlUla claimed a 7-6 win against SAB with the deciding goal coming in the last minute of the fourth chukka. 

Awaiting AlUla in the Saturday subsidiary final is Tayma. Visitors were treated to another classic in the desert as Tayma edged out Khaybar 6-5. 

Saudia to face Richard Mille for Desert Polo trophy in main final. Saudia won 9 to 5 against Richard Mille.

In partnership with the Saudi Polo Federation (SPF), Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo has become a beacon of sporting magnificence since its inception in 2020, blending the heritage of polo with the allure of AlUla’s majestic landscape. With each galloping stride, the tournament continues redefining excellence in equestrian sports as a major event in the international equestrian calendar.

As one of the long-term supporters of this prestigious sport, Richard Mille is the official timekeeper of the exclusive four-day event.

We are proud to be part of this significant event and to support the continuous development of polo in Saudi Arabia. The AlUla region provides the perfect natural stage to witness some of the greatest polo stars on the planet in action.


Richard Mille Desert Polo is much more than an elite sporting event– it’s an opportunity to enjoy a unique spectacle while taking in culture and entertainment offerings that delight and inspire,”  

Rami AlMoallim, Vice President of Destination Management and Marketing at the Royal Commission for AlUla

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