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Address: Al Quadra Rd | Arabian Ranches, Dubai 111, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 50 887 9847
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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"The Intro to Polo" - rated by British Airways as one of the top...

"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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Simply the Best!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
megrioux
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 instruction up as needed, approaching problems with just the right combination of tenacity and humor.... More 

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DubaiPoloAcademy, Guest Relations Manager at Dubai Polo Academy, responded to this review

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 More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 needs. I can only thank them all. Our previous experiences in other clubs in Dubai... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 humour, I wrote all about it on my blog PoloPeoplePlaces

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Middleburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 review

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

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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DubaiPoloAcademy, General Manager at Dubai Polo Academy, responded to this review

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

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 recommendation.

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DubaiPoloAcademy, Owner at Dubai Polo Academy, responded to this review

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

Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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DubaiPoloAcademy, Owner at Dubai Polo Academy, responded to this review

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. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 alone played polo. V unique and entertaining, even attempting complicated mallet swings had us in... More 

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DubaiPoloAcademy, Owner at Dubai Polo Academy, responded to this review

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

Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

One of the reasons I moved to Dubai Arabian Ranches was that we have such an amazing polo club right next door. The manager particularly is one in a million, you need to meet him to understand. I'm hoping to move my Shetland pony polo team here next winter and all the short guys can join in the fun too.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

This really is the only place worth going to if you want to learn to play or hone your existing skills. First class tuition and excellent facilities, can't recommend it too highly.

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