LAUREN OF ARABIA: Ralph Lauren Corp., in conjunction with Dubai Cares and Desert Palm in the United Arab Emirates, is hosting the first UAE Ladies Polo Tournament, which kicks off Tuesday and runs through Friday. This is the first such women-only event in Dubai, and female polo players will be outfitted in special mesh Ralph Lauren shirts, which are only available at the designer’s boutiques in Dubai and Abu Dhabi beginning today. Twenty percent of proceeds from the sale of these shirts will benefit the UAE-based philanthropic organization Dubai Cares.
The event is under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who also serves as captain of Team UAE.
This story first appeared in the December 9, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.