The event, which plans to become an annual tradition in the sporting calendar, was held at the Desert Palm Polo Club in Al Awir and brought together amateur polo teams from the UAE and Sweden. During the Arabic and Scandinavian themed day, guests were treated to musical entertainment, whilst dining on a mix of shwarmas and Swedish smorgasbords.
The highlight of the day was the ‘friendly’ polo game between players from UAE and Sweden, and the winners were presented with a trophy as well as four T68i mobile phones donated by sponsor, Sony Ericsson.
Sponsored by Hotel Intercontinental Dubai, African & Eastern, Sony Ericsson, La Casa Del Habano, Architecture+ magazine, Porsche Middle East and Al Nabooda Automobiles, the Kinnarps Desert Palm Polo Cup intentionally links the office solutions company with healthy outdoor sports.
Kristian Petersson, Managing Partner of Kinnarps Middle East said, “Although Kinnarps is often considered to be just an office furniture company, we are much, much more than that. We provide solutions for the workplace environment, which does include furniture but also, addresses the issues of ergonomics and staff morale, both of which are intrinsically linked.
Kinnarps health conscious approach to business has developed since its inception in Sweden in 1942. From the very beginning, Kinnarps was a ‘people’ company, looking out for its employees and ensuring a high level of motivation and staff morale. Petersson said, “We are trying to communicate the importance of a healthy working environment to other businesses in Dubai. A healthy workplace means an office environment that is ergonomically friendly where the staff are encouraged to exercise and have increased leisure time. An office such as this has been proven to be a more productive, which can ultimately increase your bottom line.
“Kinnarps will soon be launching a campaign to encourage health awareness in the workplace so watch this space for more information,” added Petersson.
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