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Dubai Polo Academy

Al Quadra Rd | Arabian Ranches, Dubai 111, United Arab Emirates
+971 50 887 9847
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Fantastic lessons with fun thrown in!!

Thank you Steve and Valerie for a fantastic experience at the Dubai Polo Academy. Having limited... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
msbutterkup
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Dublin, Ireland
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The Best Polo Holiday Ever

Just spent an amazing few days at the Dubai Polo Academy. My husband loved the fast polo. The... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
fbfranboyd
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Singapore, Singapore
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"The Intro to Polo" - rated by British Airways as one of the top 3 essential things to do in Dubai is a once in a lifetime opportunity that allows individuals to participate in the Sport of Kings. The experience is designed to take you from the ground to riding a polo pony and hitting a ball in less than an hour! It's a safe and fun introduction to the game of polo and even those with no prior horse riding experience are always amazed by their achievements on the impeccably trained polo ponies. All of the traditional polo equipment is provided to ensure that you really do look the part for the absolutely necessary photo opportunities!
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Hours Today: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Al Quadra Rd | Arabian Ranches, Dubai 111, United Arab Emirates
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+971 50 887 9847
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thank you Steve and Valerie for a fantastic experience at the Dubai Polo Academy. Having limited time in Dubai I booked morning and evening lessons with Steve, followed by Chukkas. I can’t recommend Steve enough....his grasp of what we needed to work on.... his abundance...More

Thank msbutterkup
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Just spent an amazing few days at the Dubai Polo Academy. My husband loved the fast polo. The regular club members are really friendly and welcoming. My daughter and I enjoyed some fantastic but much more sedate riding, all on beautifully schooled, well mannered but...More

Thank fbfranboyd
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Whether you're a complete Beginner or Advanced player looking to improve, I really can't recommend Dubai Polo Academy enough! Steve is an uncommonly gifted teacher who really understands how to explain things in a way that makes sense to his students. He's able to change...More

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DubaiPoloAcademy, Guest Relations Manager at Dubai Polo Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Thank you for the great review and we look forward to seeing you very soon: it was a great pleasure meeting you and teaching you. All our best, Valerie & Steve

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Steve, Valérie, Lee and the team are just a fantastic group. I have three boys who started polo classes at DPA two years back and are now playing tournaments in Europe. Steve has such an incredible way of teaching the true and real techniques one...More

1  Thank TheGastronomist
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I started to learn polo a year ago, but have had a very inconsistent training, so I went to Dubai Polo Academy for a "Intro to Polo" lesson with Steve Thompson. He is a great teacher, who explains everything thoroughly and with a lot of...More

Thank Dianajensen
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Steve is the best instructor in the world of polo. He understands and corrects accordingly - and with a sense of humor!

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DubaiPoloAcademy, General Manager at Dubai Polo Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2016

Thank you for your kind words David, we look forward to having you back for some more correcting!! :-) Best, Steve

Reviewed 1 March 2016

Great entertaining afternoon. Informative and friendly polo lesson. Steve and co were good fun and knowledgable on the subject. The surroundings are beautiful, the food was great. Superb way to spend an afternoon whilst in Dubai - we will be back!!!

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Thank 1976did
DubaiPoloAcademy, General Manager at Dubai Polo Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2016

We are delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon! Hope to see you again soon. Best, Steve.

Reviewed 24 February 2016

The polo instructor was absolutely fantastic, friendly, supportive, informative and helpful in every way. The facilities were in excellent condition and the staff were warm, helpful and welcoming. I will definitely be returning every time I'm in Dubai. The Dubai Polo Academy has my highest...More

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DubaiPoloAcademy, Owner at Dubai Polo Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2016

Thank you so much for kind review - we look forward to seeing you again at the Dubai Polo Academy. Best, Steve.

Reviewed 23 February 2016

The instructor Steve is patient and thorough. We've been playing polo for almost a year and learned a number of techniques that improved our playing just after 2 lessons. We will be back!

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Thank rebekah468
DubaiPoloAcademy, Owner at Dubai Polo Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Thank you Rebekah - it was great to have you with us and we look forward to seeing you again for some more training! All the best, Steve.

Reviewed 15 December 2015

Incredible 'week' learning and playing polo - Was supposed to be only 3 days introduction course but once tried, we were hooked and so extended! Steve was a brilliant instructor tailoring to our levels - mine being beginner having barely ridden a horse before, let...More

1  Thank Kate A
DubaiPoloAcademy, Owner at Dubai Polo Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2015

Thank you Kate, It was wonderful to have you both and we look forward to seeing you back again 2016! Best regards Steve

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golrokharchin
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Response from DubaiPoloAcademy | Property representative |
Dear Iranian rider, the Dubai Polo Academy is open from mid-October to May, from Monday to Saturday, from 6 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 6:00 pm. We do offer polo clinics over a minimum of 3 days where by the end of it you will be... More
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