First held in 2004, the Beach Polo Cup Dubai has become a regular feature on the sporting scene of the UAE under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council. This year the Beach Polo Club 2017 returned to Skydive Dubai on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 December. Four competing teams of both local and international polo players battled it out for the much-coveted trophy on the purpose-built Beach Polo arena. The ART MARINE team trio of Ayaad Damouni and Rashid Al Sayegh played along with Maxi Malacalza, who made his fifth appearance on the sands of Dubai, won fourth place after team Hills Advertising. Nissan Leaf won the championship with a 9-6 win over the Royal Pearls.