UAE Sends Team to Compete in King’s Cup in Thailand

Anantara Hotels & Resorts in Abu Dhabi has announced that a team of five has been selected to represent the United Arab Emirates in this year’s acclaimed King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament to be held in Bangkok 10-13 March, 2016 on the Chophraya riverside adjacent to the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.

The annual tournament, now in its fourteenth year, has become one of the largest charitable events in Southeast Asia.   In the years since its inception in 2001 in Hua Hin, the King’s Cup has raised near US$1,000,000 which has been donated to projects that better the lives of Thailand’s wild and domesticated elephant population, including research and clinics using elephants in therapy sessions for children living with autism; donating a gantry to help lame elephants stand and a purpose built elephant ambulance to the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre as well as donating an All Terrain Vehicle to the Government Elephant Hospital in Krabi, Thailand.