Qatar Airways signs deal with Beach Polo Cup Dubai Qatar Airways will double up as sponsor of Team Qatar Airways as well as the official airline sponsor of the Beach Polo Cup Dubai from 2016 through to 2018, it was announced yesterday. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Rashid al-Maktoum for a second consecutive year, the Beach Polo Cup Dubai will take place 1-2 April and brings together polo enthusiasts from around the world, together with a host of celebrities who all come to participate in this exciting spectacle. Qatar Airways Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Salam al-Shawa, commented: “The State of Qatar’s 2030 vision encourages the participation in a variety of sporting activities and as the national airline of Qatar, we align ourselves to this vision as well. Sport – the world over – is celebrated as a means of bringing people together, and through supporting key events such as the Beach Polo Cup Dubai, whose fans fly in from the around the world to enjoy the event, we are able to showcase the sentiment of togetherness within our own new brand message – Going Places Together.” Gaby Katiela, Tournament and Event Director of Beach Polo Cup Dubai at Mamemo Productions, commented: “Each year the Beach Polo Cup Dubai attracts the local, regional and international polo community to Dubai for a signature showcase of our beach variation of the Sport of Kings. The event provides an opportunity for existing polo fans and those new to the sport to watch the polo players in a luxurious and premium environment. We are delighted to have the world’s fastest growing airline on board as an official sponsor.” Qatar Airways offers up to 200 weekly flights to the United Arab Emirates, including the recently launched four-weekly service to Ras Al Khaimah, alongside; 105 flights a week to Dubai International Airport; 28 flights a week to Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport; 42 flights a week to Abu Dhabi; and 21 flights a week to Sharjah. These services highlight the level of demand for business and leisure pursuits in United Arab Emirates, enhancing access to events such as the Beach Polo Cup Dubai.