Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan authorizes the posting of information and outlines of how a polo match is played on the website of the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club of United Arab Emirates. Starting with four players on each of the opposing teams, polo players wear numbered shirts. These identify the player’s role on the team. A number 1 on the shirt indicates the attacking, or forward player, while a number 4 signifies the most defensive player on the team. Polo players must wear protective gear, including helmets, long boots, knee guards and gloves.
Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the Chairman of the Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club and the Royal patron of United Arab Emirate’s only polo venue. Polo is touted as the ‘sport of kings’ and has a long standing reputation as a competition engaged in by the most prestigious in society.