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history of golf

dubai The history of golf in

A thriving golf destination boasting some of the world’s most prestigious tournaments has risen equally as dramatically as the city around it

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pringing from the Arabian desert like one of those high-speed time-lapse sequences that you see on the Discovery channel, Dubai has been transformed from a sleepy fishing village to a buzzing metropolis in a little under four decades. It is a fascinating fusion of east and west; of glitz, glamour, traditional arabian hospitality and the thriving cultural offering of the Middle East. And just as this cosmopolitan society has been shaped almost from scratch, so too has the golf. Home to 11 outstanding golf courses and two of the European Tour’s most prestigious tournaments, not to mention a host of other significant events, Dubai is a golfing success story that resonates the world over. It is the ultimate blank canvas project, where the world’s brightest design talents and most ambitious developers have converged to produce an exciting, eclectic destination that ticks every conceivable box for the discerning travelling golfer.

how golf became a tourism pillar

It all began as recently as 1988, when the Majlis at Emirates Golf Club became the first ever grass course in the Middle East. There is an aerial shot of the club taken by renowned golf photographer David Cannon that brilliantly illustrates the bizarre setting, a postage stamp oasis framed by an arid landscape and nothing but a flat expanse of sand for miles around. Nobody could have predicted at that point that in 2014 Dubai would celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Dubai Desert Classic, a tournament that is emblematic of Dubai's stature as a premier golf destination. Before Emirates GC, expat golfers played on sand courses featuring putting ‘browns’, many of which still retain a small band of hardcore enthusiasts today. On days when dusty shamal winds blew in from the desert, there are tales of holes shifting 20 yards overnight, and of golfers taking the wrong sand track

home and ending up in another emirate. Even stray camels would occasionally obstruct a player’s chosen line of shot. Sand golf aside, the roots of a golfing empire originate on the Majlis course. Slowly at first, but then with gathering pace, courses began to spring up across the emirate. Shortly after the turn of the millennium, a property boom unlike anything ever witnessed before would drive the construction of residential communities underpinned by a signature course, with the Address Montgomerie, Arabian Ranches and Al Badia Golf Clubs preceding developments at Dubai Sports City and Jumeirah Golf Estates. The term ‘championship’ course is often overused, but nowhere is it more apt than in Dubai. Increasingly the emirate has legitimacy as a must-tick box on the diehard golfer’s bucket list. It has trophy courses that are talked about the world over. It has guaranteed perfect weather from September through until May. And the tourism offering that makes Dubai unique. As well as the high profile events that have helped bring fame and celebrity to the fairways of the emirate, increasingly there is a shift towards growing the game at a grass roots level. Golf in DUBAi, who have done so much to raise the city’s profile through the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Ladies Masters, launched the MENA Golf Tour in 2011, a developmental circuit that would give young amateurs and aspiring professionals a chance to compete at a level previously only found in Asia and Europe. Offering slots in the Desert Classic to the highest finishers on its order of merit, the tour has grown in stature over the past two years and now attracts strong international fields. Ahmed Al Musharekkh became the first Emirati to turn professional in 2012, and with the MENA Tour now established and adding events to the calendar each year, the prospects for future generations of local players are increasingly bright.

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timeline of significant events 1972

1988

The Majlis course at Emirates Golf Club becomes the first grass course in the Middle East

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2006

Mark James of England becomes the first Dubai Desert Classic winner. It is the first European Tour event ever to be staged outside the continent’s borders.

Legendary player Seve Ballesteros wins the Desert Classic and pulls Dubai into the global golf spotlight.

2008

Peter Harradine’s 9-hole course at Jebel Ali Resort & Spa further adds to the emirate’s growing collection.

2001

The all-conquering Tiger Woods visits Dubai for the first time, hits balls from the Burj Al Arab helipad and narrowly loses the tournament to Thomas Bjorn.

Leisurecorp and Nakheel announce plans to stage a spectacular season-ending event at the new Jumeirah Golf Estates.

South African great Ernie Els opens the club in Dubai Sports City that bears his name.

2009

2011

The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Arabian Ranches and Al Badia Golf Club are unveiled as Dubai’s golf construction boom takes off.

Tiger Woods wins the first of two Omega Dubai Desert Classic tournaments. Meanwhile, golf in DUBAi launch the inaugural Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, won by the equally prolific Annika Sorenstam.

2007

The Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club opens for play.

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1998

Golf arrives in the Middle East at The Dubai Country Club Al Awir sand course. Popular with early golfing expats, the course was closed in 2008.

The first ever Dubai World Championship is staged on the brand new Earth Course at JGE. Lee Westwood has a career week to win both the tournament and the new Race to Dubai.

Jake Shepherd wins the very first MENA Tour, a developmental circuit designed to bridge the gap between amateur golf and the major tours.

2013

DAMAC Properties unveil the Trump International Dubai, a course Donald Trump has claimed will be the finest in the Middle East.

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Different nationalities of golfers have won a European Tour or LET event in Dubai. Spain is the most prolific country, with 5 winners, followed by USA, with 4.

8,000,000

The total purse in US dollars for the prestigious season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

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The lowest ever recorded professional round in Dubai. Shot by Ernie Els in the Desert Classic, it’s a record that has stood for almost 20 years.

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The number of World No 1’s who have won events in Dubai. These are Annika Sorenstam, Fred Couples, Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy.

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The number of players who have appeared in every single Omega Dubai Desert Classic to date. The gentleman who holds this distinction is Barry Lane.

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history of golf

Omega Dubai Desert Classic 1989-Present Held in the first week of February

Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 2006-Present Held in the first week of December

DP World Tour Championship 2009-Present Held in midNovember

It’s fair to say that golf in the UAE would never have taken off were it not for the arrival of the Dubai Desert Classic. With the European Tour seeking to prolong its season by expanding to warmer climes, the inaugural tournament in 1989 marked the first time a European Tour event had been held anywhere outside the continent. And the surreal location wasted no time in capturing the imagination. When the great Seve Ballesteros swashbuckled his way to victory in 1992, golf and Dubai were worldwide news. And it wasn’t long before February at the Emirates Golf Club was a favourite hunting ground for some of the biggest names in the sport. Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Fred Couples all played, before the all-conquering Tiger Woods made his debut in 2001. Woods didn’t win that year (remarkably) but he did pose for photos smashing balls into the Arabian Gulf from the helipad of the Burj Al Arab Hotel – an image that was used around the world. Woods eventually got his first victory in a playoff over Ernie Els in 2006, following that with another memorable win two years later. The Desert Classic and the Majlis course at Emirates Golf Club, its home for all bar two of the events, has become

synonymous with compelling leaderboards and dramatic finishes. With its final few holes offering the possibilities of major swings in momentum, the last 10 tournaments have all come down to the wire, thrilling the many spectators who make this early February event a flagship date on Dubai’s sporting calendar. Rory McIlroy would announce himself to the world when he won as 19-year-old in 2009, leading from start to finish and drawing comparisons with a young Tiger. Ernie Els has the most victories with three, but incredibly no player has ever retained the famous trophy. In recent years, Spain have enjoyed a period of dominance with Miguel Angel Jimenez, Alvaro Quiros and Rafael Cabrera-Bello each winning the title between 2010-12, with that spell of success broken by Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher, who fired a third round 62 en route to victory this year. The 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic marks the 25th anniversary of this incredible event, and will welcome the best field in its history with many of the past champions, including Woods, Els and McIlroy all confirmed to play.

Not content with staging two of the most prestigious men’s tournaments on the European Tour, Dubai won the rights to host the season finale for its ladies counterpart in 2006. Sharing the Majlis course venue with the Desert Classic, organisers golf in DUBAi once again proved adept at staging an exciting tournament and bringing top players to the emirate. It was the greatest of them all, Annika Sorenstam, who would get the Ladies Masters off to the perfect start with an impressive victory seven years ago. The Swedish winner of 10 majors and 93 tournaments worldwide returned to defend her title in 2007 and even chose

Dubai as the stage to bring the curtain down on her incredible career 12 months later. With subsequent victories for Anja Monke, In Kyung Kim and Iben Tinning, Dubai further enhanced its reputation for launching the careers of exciting young talents when teenager Lexi Thompson stormed to victory in 2011, followed equally impressively by Chinese star Shanshan Feng 12 months ago. And just like its men's counterpart, the field for the tournament continues to grow in strength. World No.3 Stacey Lewis is the latest household name to make her debut, while Europe's 2013 Solheim success further enhances the stature.

European Tour events bring enormous publicity and prestige to their host venues, but Dubai took things to a whole new level when a brand new tournament was announced in 2007. Not only would Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth course host the season-ending tour championship in the last week of November, but the emirate would be a focal point for an entire season with the newly conceived ‘Race to Dubai’ order of merit format. One of the most significant events on the European Tour outside the majors and the World Golf Championships, a lucrative bonus pool was drawn up to further reward the top 15 players on the season-ending money list. It was a startlingly ambitious project that required a venue to match. That honour fell to Greg Norman’s Earth course, a sprawling parkland layout stretching over 7,700 yards from the back tees and featuring a finishing stretch tailor made for excitement and theatre. With an island 17th green par 3 and an uphill par 5 finisher bisected by a winding creek, the stage was set for the best 60 players in Europe to do battle over four days with no cut.

England’s Lee Westwood played flawless golf in 2009 to win the inaugural tournament with an incredible score of 23 under par. He would reach the coveted position of World No.1 a year later, but it was Swede Robert Karlsson who prevailed in 2010 after a fabulous battle with the tenacious Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter. Alvaro Quiros blasted his way to victory courtesy of a blockbuster eagle finish in 2011 in a year where Luke Donald made history as the first player to win both PGA Tour and European money lists. Meanwhile last year belonged to Rory McIlroy, who followed up his triumph at the PGA Championship and back-to-back FedEx Cup playoff wins with a 5-birdie barrage to seize the championship (and the Race to Dubai) from England’s Justin Rose. In just four editions, the DP World Tour Championship has accumulated some fine history and memorable moments. Its policy to allow spectators to attend free of charge has paid dividends, with impressive crowds making the journey to Jumeirah Golf Estates every November. What it lacks in heritage, the tournament is making up for in season-ending excitement.

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The Majlis & Faldo, Emirates Golf Club It began life as the ‘Desert Miracle’ in 1988, but Emirates Golf Club is more of a city slicker these days. At the centre of it all is the Majlis course

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Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Lee Westwood, among many others, have all singled out the course for praise, with its wonderful blend of risk and reward holes

s the first grass course in the region and the host venue for all bar two of the 24 Desert Classic tournaments that have helped to shape Dubai’s profile as a global golfing powerhouse, the Majlis is one of the most prestigious and significant golf courses in the Middle East. It was the catalyst that sparked a breathless and extravagant period of golfing development that imported the skills of the very top signature designers, yet the Majlis is still regarded as the region’s No.1. This status is endorsed every year by the best golfers in the world at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Lee Westwood, among many others, have all singled out the course for praise, with its wonderful blend of risk and reward holes, vivid shades of green contrasting dramatically with the surrounding sandy scrub and set against Dubai’s spectacular Marina backdrop. It is no coincidence that the last 10 finishes in February’s flagship European Tour event have all come down to the wire. Like the famous Masters venue Augusta National, the Majlis is renowned for back nine fireworks and dramatic swings in fortune. The famous par 5 18th perhaps encapsulates this tightrope act best of all, tempting golfers to go for the risky shots that can lead to a birdie or an eagle, but punishing those who take on too much. The Majlis has opted for refinement rather than drastic overhauls over the course of its 25-year history, whether subtle changes to the bunkering, the addition of new tee boxes or improvements to the irrigation system that sustains its immaculate winter condition. But by and large, it is the same golf course today as the one that stood out so starkly in the arid desert of 1988. For a game that treasures history and tradition like no other, it is this sense of continuity that makes the Majlis course unique. Stretching around the outskirts of Emirates Golf Club's spacious property is the Faldo course. Originally known as The Wadi, British great Nick Faldo was tasked with a redesign that was completed in 2006. The only fully floodlit 18-hole course in the city, the Faldo has become a popular venue for night golf and offers visitors an enjoyable alternative to its more prestigious sister course. For enquiries golfbooking@dubaigolf.com

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Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Dubai Creek is situated in the heart of the city and commands a special place in the hearts of tourists and resident golfers alike

A With a manmade jetty providing a thrilling tee shot from the sixth, excitement comes thick and fast on both nines

thriving community of active members and a stunning clubhouse are just two of the features that have brought global fame to Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. But above all else, this fun and enchanting course, situated right on the historic Dubai Creek, is known for its brilliant finishing stretch. By almost unanimous reckoning, the Creek’s 17th and 18th holes (both par 4s) are the most impressive, not to mention challenging, in the entire region. Running right up against the bank of the Creek, they have been inspiring golfers and breaking hearts in equal measure for 20 years. The Creek is five years younger than its sister course at Emirates Golf Club, The Majlis (both are operated by Dubai Golf), but the club’s place on the historical pedestal is only marginally less significant. Given its proximity to the bustling stretch of water that separates the old part of Dubai from the new, passing by landmarks like Deira City Centre and the spectacular Park Hyatt Hotel, the Creek is high on the must-play list for every golfer who visits the emirate. The Creek is the antidote for modern monstrous courses that measure upwards of 7,500 yards. At under 7,000 yards from the back tees it is not the longest course in Dubai (but still had enough to test Europe's best in two Dubai Desert Classics) and what it lacks in length, the Thomas Bjorn redesign more than makes up for in trickery. Water is the predominant hazard on many of the more interesting holes, with par 4s like two and six featuring both tee shots and approaches where the threat of an ill-timed splash is a constant danger. Two of the Creek’s four par 3s play across water, while the fifth hole, a deceptively difficult 1-shotter, backs onto the shore of the biggest water hazard of all. With a manmade jetty providing a thrilling tee shot from the sixth, excitement comes thick and fast on both nines. But the nothing can prepare you for the grandstand finish, where amazing panoramic views of Dubai are a worthy consolation to a pair of holes that can often do serious damage to a scorecard. For enquiries golfbooking@dubaigolf.com

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Jebel Ali Golf Resort Dubai’s very own version of a ‘Hidden Gem’ is a beautiful 9-holer set in the grounds of one of its oldest hotel resorts

D There is a wonderful sense of seclusion here, with the rich variety of trees, shrubs, strutting peacocks and chorus of songbirds creating the impression that this could be some exotic secret garden

esigned by local favourite Peter Harradine, the course at Jebel Ali Golf Resort offers something very different to its neighbouring Dubai venues. There is a wonderful sense of seclusion here, with the rich variety of trees, shrubs, strutting peacocks and chorus of songbirds creating the impression that this could be some exotic secret garden. The desert is the last thing on your mind when you visit Jebel Ali, tucked away some 10 minutes' drive from the Dubai Marina. At 15 years old, this is the third oldest course behind only The Majlis and Dubai Creek. Nine-hole tracks often don’t receive the same level of recognition as their 18-hole counterparts, but Harradine produced a wonderful design that is cited by many local players as one of their favourites. Beginning and ending with a par 5, it is an unusually tight layout by Dubai standards, placing a premium on accurate tee shots and measured approaches. The greens typically run fast, and while the holes are not long, they can be tricky when the breeze is up. The resort itself enjoys an iconic status. Tiger Woods has stayed here on several occasions when competing in the Desert Classic, and many ceremonial Challenge Matches have been staged here on the Tuesday preceding the start of the tournament. Golfing greats like Seve Ballesteros, Colin Montgomerie, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Mark O’Meara have all gone head-to-head on a golf course that should never be underestimated, despite its beguiling looks and modest yardage. Many who play here will attempt to drive the 282-yard par 4 fifth, but as with much of this course, first impressions can be very deceptive. Like many great courses around the world, it is often the shortest holes at Jebel Ali that will leave you feeling foolish. For enquiries golf.teetimes@jaresorts.com

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Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental An imposing clubhouse and a sophisticated Robert Trent Jones II design ensure the stature of this Festival City course continues to grow

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Featuring a truly spectacular clubhouse, which marries daring, modern architecture with all the traditional home comforts that golfers enjoy, Al Badia’s star is rising

lay safe or go for broke? It is the question posed time and time again on the intelligent Al Badia course. Designed by renowned architect Robert Trent Jones II, Al Badia opened in 2005. Jones has a deep understanding of how a round of golf should flow, as evident in his stunning work at the Dubai Festival City course. A straightforward first hole helps a golfer ease into the round, but things get challenging shortly thereafter. The first, real threat arrives on the 2nd tee, where you must decide how much of the water you want to attempt to carry to set up your approach shot. The 3rd hole, recently rated by Golf Digest magazine as the most challenging par 3 in the UAE, along with the long par 5 5th, played across water and into the wind, have been a graveyard for many promising scores. If you can weather this storm, scoring opportunities present themselves on the reachable par 5 8th, the friendly 10th and the short par 3 11th. At Al Badia, you have to capitalise on your scoring chances when they come along, and keep your head above water on the more treacherous sections of the course. Possessing a strategic game plan entering your round isn’t a bad idea. Featuring a truly spectacular clubhouse, which marries daring, modern architecture with all the traditional home comforts that golfers enjoy, Al Badia’s star is rising. Having staged a MENA Tour event every year since 2011, it was recently awarded host venue for the Grand Final of the European Challenge Tour, a tournament that took place in late October. The course’s paspallum grass playing surfaces are a little slower than some of its neighbours, which must surely be a factor in some of the low scoring seen in professional tournaments over the last few years. Most amateurs, on the other hand, will tell you that Al Badia Golf Club is a very exacting test indeed. For enquiries anna.kandaryan@ihg.com

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Arabian Ranches Golf Club The fifth golf course to open in Dubai, Arabian Ranches will celebrate its 10-year anniversary this coming February

T Surrounded by one of Dubai’s more established residential communities, the firm, fast playing surfaces complement a course with more than its fair share of fun holes

he desert course at Arabian Ranches has been something of a chameleon in the decade since it opened in 2004, but the character of the club itself and the members who form such a tight-knit community, have been one of the mainstays of golf in the emirate. Most golf clubs in the region have eschewed the concept of a traditional members’ club for one that serves all segments of the market, but the unique camaraderie found at the Ranches perhaps places it closest to this cherished model. The layout, designed by former Open champion Ian Baker-Finch in association with Jack Nicklaus Design, has assumed several guises. Originally known as a very challenging test despite lacking any prominent water hazards, the course has progressively been made more playable as it moves nearer to a purer desert character. While this has dimmed the notoriety of its fearsome ‘Black Tee Challenge’ (an annual event that stretches the track in excess of 7,600 yards), regulars at the club have managed to considerably reduce their lost ball count. As recently as February this year, work took place to clear hundreds of tonnes of trees and vegetation to produce a more open, cleaner look. This has improved the aesthetics of the course and also made it much easier for amateurs to locate errant tee shots. Gone are the gnarly bushes that lay just off the fairway and would often gobble up shots that were only fractionally off-line. The modern Arabian Ranches is a straightforward test that can still be challenging but prioritises a word dear to every golfer’s heart: fairness. Surrounded by one of Dubai’s more established residential communities, the firm, fast playing surfaces complement a course with more than its fair share of fun holes. From a variety of quirky doglegs, like the fourth and 10th holes, to the driveable par 4 15th, scoring opportunities are well balanced against the threat of a big number should a golfer get too greedy. For enquiries info@arabianranchesgolf.ae

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Earth Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates The host venue for the European Tour’s flagship finale is one of the rising stars not just in Dubai, but in the world of golf

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Unveiled when Englishman Lee Westwood stormed to victory in November 2009, Earth is unlike any other course in the Middle East

ith several notable exceptions, the greatest golf courses in the world are known for hosting prestigious tournaments. Few, however, have done so in the same week as they opened for play. As entrances go, the launch of the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates was unprecedented. From a Greg Norman design that was originally conceived as a resort course that would serve the plush new community that surrounds it, an ambitious partnership with the European Tour was forged that placed Dubai as the focal point for an entire calendar that spanned more than 50 events in over 25 countries. Earth is the course where the curtain comes down on the European Tour season. Its striking design, coupled with a dramatic finishing stretch of holes considered perfect to host the big-money DP World Tour Championship, have embellished a reputation that belies its youthful status on tour. Unveiled when Englishman Lee Westwood stormed to victory in November 2009, Earth is unlike any other course in the Middle East. Framed by a carpet of reddish woodchip, Mackenzie-style white sand bunkers pop up against the undulating Bermuda grass playing surfaces. Although the use of several central fairway bunkers and uphill blind approach shots has been questioned by some of the top pros who compete for the riches of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai moneylist, what cannot be questioned is the incredible drama that has played out over Earth’s famous final four. From Alvaro Quiros’s spectacular eagle on the par 5 18th in 2011 to Rory McIlroy’s five-birdie finish to win in 2012, Earth is proving every bit as adept at creating theatre as the much older Majlis at Emirates Golf Club. From the regular tees, Earth can be very challenging for amateurs when the greens are slick. Typically in immaculate condition, the landing areas are generously sized, but well-placed water hazards and deep swales and undulations that surround the large putting surfaces are always tricky to negotiate. Earth is a course that is growing in stature every year, and the addition of the brand new European Tour Performance Institute at the very cutting edge of modern coaching and technology will only enhance the reputation of the property further. For enquiries info@jumeirahgolfestates.com

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Fire Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates Greg Norman’s second design at Jumeirah Golf Estates is a rustic beauty that complements the more overstated Earth course

F There is a steady rhythm to a round on Fire as different challenges present themselves

ire and Earth at Jumeirah Golf Estates are two courses rich in contrast, which is a little surprising given that they share the same designer, Australian legend Greg Norman. While Earth is a big, bold design that has much in common with those famed Ryder Cup venues that appear purpose-built for cavalier match play, Fire is a course that will stoke the flames of the golfing purist. It is not as striking as its DP World Tour Championship hosting neighbour, but Fire’s aesthetics are nonetheless impressive. Featuring a rustic, unkempt look characterised by wispy dropseed grasses and sprawling, jagged bunkering with trademark reddish sand, Fire offers subtlety where Earth offers high drama. Water is used sparingly and nowhere near as instrumentally as on the latter’s closing stretch. There is a steady rhythm to a round on Fire as different challenges present themselves. On the third hole, a downhill tee shot must find a fairway that sweeps towards a series of cross bunkers, with an approach to a partially blind green that kicks golf balls in from the left. On the very next hole, an approach is played to an elevated 2-tier green where putting from range is a real challenge. Blind approach shots are far less prominent here than on Earth, but on holes where they do occur, like the fabulous sixth, an elevated tee provides you with the chance to assess your options. This hole is also notable for its wonderful bunkering, which is perhaps Fire’s outstanding feature. The large greens are slick, with typically subtle borrows (although there are some holes, like the 4th, where the slopes are more severe) and throughout the round a fine balance is maintained between tough challenges and birdie chances. Fire may not have Earth’s closing stretch, but that won’t bother the purists on this strategic layout. For enquiries info@jumeirahgolfestates.com

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The Address Montgomerie, Dubai This signature design in the opulent Emirates Hills residential community became Dubai’s ultimate resort course and provided a template for other developers to follow

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With incredible levels of service, ideal location and a golf course that lends itself to all levels of players, it’s easy to see why its popularity snowballed

t is hard not to be impressed by everything about the Address Montgomerie Dubai. The Academy building located on the driving range is impressive enough, but dwarfed by one of the grandest clubhouses in the Middle East. The course, opened in 2002 and designed by Scottish European Tour great Colin Montgomerie, is spread across a vast acreage, harbouring 49 lakes and 81 large bunkers. Set in the heart of Emirates Hills, the villas that flank ‘The Monty’ (as it is affectionately known by the locals) are easily some of the most extravagant in the emirate. For 11 years, the Montgomerie has been a central focus of Dubai’s golf market. With its proximity to the other large residential communities The Springs and The Meadows, the club has the busiest driving range, the most bustling food and beverage outlets and a golf course where a weekend tee time is always the busiest. In the years between 2003-07 when corporate golf soared to an unprecedented peak in Dubai, The Address Montgomerie was arguably the most sought after venue. With incredible levels of service, ideal location and a golf course that lends itself to all levels of players, it’s easy to see why its popularity snowballed. While it would be inaccurate to describe the Monty as an easy course, it is certainly more generous towards the higher handicapper with its landing areas off the tee. That being said, several of its holes would rank among the hardest around, especially the fearsome par 5 18th, which measures 656 yards off the back tee and always plays into a prevailing wind. On the front nine, the par 3 sixth over water never fails to pose a problem, with the watery par 5 ninth almost as difficult as its fellow finisher on the back side. A day spent at this golf club is one of Dubai’s great indulgences. For enquiries info@themontgomerie.ae

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The Els Club, Dubai One of the best-conditioned courses in Dubai has gone from strength to strength since opening in 2008

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There aren’t many courses that provide a truer roll or a more thorough test of a player’s putting abilities, which is precisely how South African great Ernie Els wanted it

ny debate on the which course has the best greens in the UAE would be compelled to include The Els Club, Dubai. There aren’t many courses that provide a truer roll or a more thorough test of a player’s putting abilities, which is precisely how South African great Ernie Els wanted it. During men’s opens, when the slick greens are running at their fastest, it is not uncommon for players to find the green and then proceed to putt off it. A spacious and accommodating layout from tee to green that Els described as a ‘desert links’ style is well known for its distinctive bunkering, but as a test of golf, this track comes into its own on and around the greens. Typically the putting complexes are raised and protected not just by greenside traps, but deep swales that make chipping a delicate proposition. Controlling short shots hit from these swales to an upper level is an endless challenge on a course that is becoming a true favourite for corporate golf days and weekend players. The Els Club is great fun, which is essentially what the game is all about. Launching in 2008 during a challenging time for the global economy, the club weathered that tricky beginning and has since become one of Dubai’s golfing mainstays. It is highly regarded for having the best coaching academy in town, the Butch Harmon School of Golf, a fantastic new clubhouse that has now welcomed the launch of its signature Big Easy restaurant. Of the holes themselves, the four par 3s are a highlight, while par 4s like the third, seventh, ninth and 10th offer a stringent challenge even from the regular tees. Golfers won’t lose many balls on this venue (there is only one lake, shared by the seventh and 15th holes) but what it lacks in hazards it makes up for in the nuanced difficulty of the greens. For enquiries sharleneh@elsclubdubai.com +971 (0) 4 425 1000

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The Track at Meydan Golf Replacing the beloved old course at Nad Al Sheba was never going to be easy, but The Track is delivering a golfing experience unique to Dubai and one that could be integral to bringing new players into the game

T It’s a venue designed to be welcoming, accessible and, most of all, affordable

he model employed by expert golf operations company Troon Golf is a familiar one in the Middle East: Great service, top courses in superb condition and price points that tend to reflect those facilities. With The Track at Meydan, however, Troon have changed things up, and in doing so, brought a brand new formula into the local market. Designed by Peter Harradine, The Track reflects the core model of Troon’s US operation: namely daily fee play. There are no members here, just tee times that are filled by all-comers. It’s a venue designed to be welcoming, accessible and, most of all, affordable. And in just a year of operation, The Track has already made an emphatic impact. Like the other nine-holer in town, Jebel Ali, the golf course offers plenty of variety and fun challenges packed into its shorter layout. It is fully floodlit, enabling play well into the evening and establishing itself as a firm favourite for golfers looking for a quick game after work, or seeking to escape the summer heat. Built on the same plot of land occupied by the old Nad Al Sheba, Harradine has completely redesigned the course, which already feels like it belongs in its surroundings. The lakes upon which The Track is situated have been on the site for 20 years, lending a mature feel to such a new venue. With numerous different tee boxes, the course can be set up to test players of all levels. The quick greens are a hugely popular feature and even good amateur players have struggled to record low scores from the tips. With a diverse selection of dining options in the nearby vicinity, coupled with The Track's propensity to attract newcomers to the game, Meydan’s nine-hole venue has proved an exciting addition to Dubai’s golfing landscape. For enquiries info@meydangolf.com

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Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing PO Box 594 Dubai, UAE T: 2821111 Fax: 2821131 E: info@dubaitourism.ae W: dubaitourism.ae Mr. Tyler Stellman, Head of Sport Tourism Development Al Abjar Tourism PO Box 36256 Dubai, UAE T: 2822422 F: 286 5084 E: info@abjartourism.ae W: abjartourism.com Ms. Yamina Aoucher, Head of Operations Bin Majid Tours PO Box 181895 Dubai, UAE T: 2882080 F: 2882090 E: info@binmajidtours.com W: binmajidtours.com Mrs. Manal Khemiri, Deputy General Manager Bon Tours P.O. Box: 181470 Dubai,UAE Tel. 295 1662 Fax. 295 1664 Email: sales@bontours.com W:www.bontours.com Ms. Sara Weedermann, Director of Sales & Marketing Desert Adventures Tourism LLC PO Box 25488 Dubai, UAE T: 4504450 F: 4504451 E: golf@deseetadventures.ae W: desertadventures.ae Mr. Loic Mannoni, Golf Specialist

Gulf Ventures PO Box 1515 Dubai, UAE T: 4045867 F: 4045877 E: christopher.farrell@gulfventures.com W: gulfventures.com Mr. Chris Farrell, Golf Travel Consultant SNTTA Emir Tours PO Box 8845 Dubai, UAE T: 2821908 F: 2825430 E: golf@snttadubai.com W: snttaemirtours.com Mr. TLS Iyer, General Manager : Provides some facilities for people

with special needs.

5 STAR HOTELS +971 4 Al Bustan Rotana Hotel PO Box 30880 Tel: 2820000, Fax: 2828100 reservation.albustan@rotana.com www.rotana.com • 275 spacious rooms and suites • 5 minutes from the Dubai

International Airport (DIA) • Restaurants: Blue Elephant, Benihana, Mawal, Choices, Gazebo • Facilities: Bodylines Health and Fitness Centre, Jacuzzi, tennis and squash court • Meetings and events: Al Bustan Rotana Dubai Convention Centre Armani Hotel Dubai  PO Box 888333 Tel: 8883888, Fax: 8883777 reservations.dubai@armanihotels.com www.armanihotels.com • 160 Guest rooms and Suites • 20 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Lounge, Mediterraneo, Ristorante • Facilities: The Armani Spa and Fitness, swimming pool, sauna • Meetings and events: A variety of spaces and a dedicated team of event professionals to deliver hand made experiences to suit your needs Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah  PO Box 211222 Tel: 4260807, Fax: 4260000 reservations@atlantisthepalm.com www.atlantisthepalm.com

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• 1,539 Guest rooms and suites • 45 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Ossiano, Nobu, Ronda Locatelli, Saffron • Facilities: ShuiQi Spa, Aquaventure, Dolphin Bay, Lost Chambers Aquarium, Kid’s Club • Meetings and events: Spectacular indoor and outdoor venue options Bonnington Jumeirah Lake Towers  PO Box 37246 Tel: 3560000, Fax: 3560400 reservations@bonningtontower.com www.bonningtontower.com • 480 Guest rooms and suites • 25 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: The Cavendish Restaurant, Healey’s Terrace, The Author’s Lounge and The Leisure Deck • Facilities: Gym, leisure swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms • Meetings and events: Business lounge and 4 meeting rooms Crowne Plaza – Dubai Festival City  PO Box 45777 Tel: 7012222, Fax: 2329097 reservations@ichdfc.ae www.crowneplaza.com/dfc • 316 rooms • 15 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurant: Zaytoun and Belgian Café • Facilities: Health and Fitness Centre, Business Centre, swimming pool, sauna • Meetings and events: 7 conference rooms, banquets and exhibitions halls Fairmont Dubai  PO Box 97555 Tel: 3325555, Fax: 3324555 dubai@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com • 394 guestrooms and suites • Located 20 minutes from the D.I.A.


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www.millenniumhotels.ae • 343 luxury rooms and suites • Located 35 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: The Atrium, Toshi, Dante, Exit 36, • Facilities: Jasmine Spa, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and gym • Meetings and Events: Offering venues to suit meetings, corporate events,  weddings and other social events

reservations@ichdfc.ae www.ihg.com • 498 guest rooms and suites • Located 15 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Reflets Par Pierre Gagnaire, Terra Firma Steakhouse • Facilities: Spa Intercontinental with 10 treatment rooms, Health and Fitness Centre, nail salon, lifestyle boutique and Business Centre • Meetings and Events: 13 meeting rooms

Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa PO Box 24454 Tel: 4084444, Fax: 3994207 Res.grandjumeirah@habtoorhotels.com www.grandjumeirah.habtoorhotels.com • 446 luxury rooms and suites • Located 40 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Luciano’s, Grand Grill, Fish Bazaar • Facilities: Elixir Spa, pool and beach, leisure and water sports, Junior Jungle Club for children • Meetings and Events: Al Andalus - a magnificent ballroom ideal for company get-togethers, product launches or social gatherings 

Jebel Ali Golf ResorT  PO Box 9255 Tel: 8145555, Fax: 8835543 jagr@jaresorts.com www.jaresortshotels.com • 256 rooms and suites • Located 45 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: The White Orchid, Divaz, La Fontana • Facilities: State of the art gym and fitness centre, variety of outdoor life and sporting activities such as a tennis court, soccer pitch, golf course • Meetings and Events: Beachside and Bio-Garden meeting space

• Restaurants: Cin Cin, Café Sushi, Pronto, Cascades • Facilities: Willow Stream Spa and Health Club and 2 terrace sundecks each with handcrafted mosaic-lined pools • Meetings and Events: 18 meeting rooms and ballroom facilities

Fairmont the Palm PO Box 72413 Tel: 4573388, Fax: 4573399 palmdubai@fairmont.com www.fairmont.com/palm-dubai • 381 guest rooms and suites • Located 40 minutes away from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Frevo, Seagrill on 25° Restaurant & Lounge, Mashrabiya Lounge • Facilities: Willow Stream Spa, Health & Beach Club, pool, children's programs • Meetings and Events: Eight versatile event areas ideally suited to a variety of functions

Grand Hyatt Dubai PO Box 7978 Tel: 3171234, Fax: 3171235 Dubai.grand@hyatt.com www.dubai.grand.hyatt.com • 674 luxury rooms and suites • Located 15 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Awtar, Manhattan Grill, Andiamo, Peppercrab, iZ • Facilities: Ahasees Spa & Club, Camp Hyatt, outdoor tennis court, and fitness centre • Meetings and Events: 4,900 square meter of meeting and function facilities Grand Millennium Dubai PO Box 212422 Tel: 4299999, Fax: 3743777 sales@grandmill-dubai.com

Jumeirah Beach Hotel  PO Box 11416 Tel: 3480000, Fax: 3016800 jbhinfo@jumeirah.com www.jumeirah.com • 598 ocean room view and suites and 19 Arabic styled villas • Located 40 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: La Parilla, Beachcombers, Der Keller • Facilities: Talise Spa, Talise Fitness, The Pavilion Marina, Dive Centre, The Hub, Sinbad’s Kids Club, access to Wild Wadi, and a Business Centre • Meetings and Events: variety  of ballrooms, meeting rooms and auditoriums and outdoor venues

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort  PO Box 2431 Tel: 3991111, Fax: 399112 info.jumeirah@hilton.com www3.hilton.com • 389 rooms and suites • Located 40 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Bice, Oceana, Hartisan • Facilities: Fitness room, swimming pool sight seeing tours offered to guests on site • Meetings and Events: Grand ball room and 4 meeting rooms

 Intercontinental Dubai Festival City PO Box 45777 Tel: 7013333, Fax: 2329095

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Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

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Park Hyatt Hotel

The Address Dubai Marina

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel  PO Box 78377 Tel: 2308555, Fax: 3016800 jbhinfo@jumeirah.com www.jumeirah.com • 292 room and suites • Located 20 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Blue Flame. Crimson Gallery, Nomad • Facilities: Akaru Spa, Art & Cultural Programme, 2 outdoor swimming pools, sauna • Meetings and Events: First rate meeting rooms and dazzling ballrooms

• Restaurants: 44 world class restaurants to chose from in Madinat Jumeirah • Facilities: Talise Spa, Premium Leisure Club and Sinbad’s Kid’s Club, complimentary access to Wild Wadi Waterpark and JW Marriott Marquis  Talise Fitness PO Box 121000 • Meetings and Events: A variety Tel: 414 0000, Fax: 4141000 of venues offered to cater to jwdubai.reservation@marriott.com your needs www.marriott.com • 684 rooms , 120 suites Park Hyatt Dubai  • Located 25 minutes from the D.I.A. PO Box 2822 • Restaurants: Prime 68, Rang Tel: 6021234, Fax: 6021235 Mahal by Atul Kochhar, La Farine, Dubai.park@hyatt.com Kitchen 6 dubai.park.hyatt.com Jumeirah Zabeel Saray  • Facilities: Saray Spa Fitness Centre • 225 guestrooms including and Health Club, outdoor pool, PO Box 27722 35 suites recreational swimming pool, steam Tel: 4530000, Fax: 4530001 • Located 15 minutes from the D.I.A. and sauna JZSinfo@jumeirah.com • Restaurants: Traiteurs, Thai • Meetings and events: 2 ballrooms www.jumeirah.com Kitchen, Café Arabesque and 24 meeting rooms including • 379 elegant guest rooms, 26 lavish • Facilities: Amara, exclusive day spa outdoor terraces suites and 38 Royal Residences retreat, swimming pool, Dubai • Located 50 minutes from the D.I.A. Creek Golf Course and private Le Meridien Dubai  • Restaurants: Al Nafoorah, Amala, chartered yachts. PO Box 10001 Ixir, Imperium • Meetings and Events: 5 unique • Facilities: Talise Ottoman Spa, gym Tel: 2170000, Fax: 2829329 venues ideal for business events & reservations.lmdubai@lemeridien. and fitness studio, pristine private conferences com beach, outdoor infinity pool, 2 www.lemeridien-dubai.com Jacuzzis, children’s pool, and 14 The Address • 383 rooms and suites premium boutiques Downtown Dubai  • Located 5 minutes from the D.I.A. • Meetings and Events: Variety PO Box 123234 • Restaurants: Casa Mia, Kiku, of meeting rooms available in Tel: 4368888,
Fax: 4368880
 Gourmandises, Yalumba, Long Yin different layouts • Facilities: Natural Elements Spa and downtowndubai@theaddress.com www.theaddress.com Natural Elements Fitness JW Marriott Hotel • 96 spacious and contemporary • Meetings and Events: 12 function PO Box 16590 rooms including 25 suites rooms that can accommodate up Tel: 2624444, Fax: 2626264 • Located 20 minutes from the D.I.A. to 400 guests mhrs.dxbjw.room.reservation@ • Restaurants: Calabar, Hukama, marriott.com Fazaris, Zeta, Risala Mina A’Salam www.marriott.com • Facilities: The Spa, business lounge, PO Box 75175 • 299 rooms and 52 suites library, infinity pool, 24 hour • Located 20 minutes from the D.I.A. Tel: 3668888 fitness Centre, hair Salon and Qix • Restaurants: Market place, Cucina, MJinfo@jumeirah.com Club for children www.jumeirah.com Bamboo Lagoon, JW Steakhouse • Meetings and Events: Avant-garde • Facilities: Griffins Health Club, sauna • 292 luxury rooms and suites meetings and events facilities and gym, roof top pool with heated • Located 40 minutes from the D.I.A.

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whirlpool, children’s pool, squash and table tennis • Meetings and Events: 31,000sqm of meeting, conference and banqueting space


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The Address Dubai Mall  PO Box 31166 Tel: 4388888, Fax: 4387888 dubaimall@theaddress.com www.theaddress.com • 244 luxurious rooms, a Presidential Suite and 449 serviced residences • Located 25 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Cabana, Karat, Na3Na3 and access to restaurants in Dubai Mall. • Facilities: World class spa, business lounge, hair salon, direct access to Dubai Mall, fitness centre, swimming pool • Meetings and Events: Expansive meeting and events facilities

The Meydan Hotel  PO Box 9305 Tel: 3813333, Fax: 3813344 info@meydanhotels.com www.meydanhotels.com • 84 extravagantly appointed rooms and suites • Located 20 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Prime Steakhouse, Shiba, Farriers International • Facilities: Spa, Business Centre, Meydan IMAX theatre, Meydan beach located nearby, infinity pool, fitness centre, tennis court, golf track • Meetings and Events: Meeting halls, dining rooms and banquet halls

fitness centre, water sports activities, golf course nearby, florist and beauty and barber shop. • Meetings and Events: Function space for events for up to 1,500 guests, meeting and conference venues and an 8838-square foot ballroom

Amwaj Rotana Hotel and Resort

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Al Manzil Hotel  PO Box 114822 Tel: 4285888, Fax: 4285999 reservations@almanzilhotel.ae www.almanzilhotel.ae • 197 rooms, 2 rooms for the physically The Address Dubai Marina  The Oberoi challenged PO Box 482032 PO Box 32923 • Located 20 minutes from the D.I.A. Tel: 3722222, Fax: 3722020 Tel: 4367777, Fax: 4367788 • Restaurants: Nezesaussi, Boulevard dxbif.leads@ritzcarlton.com dubaimarina@theaddress.com café, Courtyard www.ritzcarlton.com www.theaddress.com • Facilities: Swimming pool and deck, • 252 spacious guestrooms and suites • 200 stylish rooms and suites fitness centre, Business Centre, • Located 40 minutes from the D.I.A. • Located 25 minutes from the D.I.A. • Meetings and Events: 3 meeting • Restaurants: Nine7One, Umai, • Restaurants: Mazina, Shades, rooms that can be combined to Ananta Blends, and Kambaa. accommodate more people • Facilities: The Oberoi Spa and • Facilities: Hair salon, 12 treament Fitness Centre, swimming pool room spa, infinity pool, fitness centre Amwaj Rotana Hotel • Meetings and Events: Offers • Meetings and Events: Expansive and Resort  exquisitely appointed venues for meeting and events facilities PO Box 86834 meetings, conferences and weddings Tel: 4280000, Fax: 4343666 The Address reservations.amwaj@rotana.com Montgomerie Dubai  The Westin Dubai Mina www.rotana.com Seyahi Beach Resort PO Box 36700 • 301 sea view rooms and Marina  • Located 45 minutes from the D.I.A. Tel: 3905600, Fax: 3608951 PO Box 213084 info@themontgomerie.ae • Restaurants: Benihana, Horizon, Tel: 3994141, Fax: 3999144 www.theaddress.com Sundeck serviceexpress.dubai@westin.com • 21 5-star hotel rooms • Facilities: Bodylines Health and Fitness, • Located 40 minutes from the D.I.A. www.westinminaseyahi.com steam and massage rooms, Jacuzzi • 294 luxury suites & spacious hotel • Restaurants: Monty’s, 19, Monty • Meetings and Events: Several rooms Cristo’s and Links ballrooms and meeting rooms • Facilities: Angsana Spa, pool, Floodlit • Located 40 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Bussola, Blue Orange, Byblos Hotel 9-hole par-3 academy course, gym  Spice Emporium • Meetings and Events: State-ofPO Box 500234 • Facilities: Heavenly Spa by Westin, the-art 115 sq meter meeting room Tel: 4488000, Fax: 4488088 babysitting services, Business capable of accommodating 45, 80 reservation@bybloshoteldubai.com Centre, outdoor heated pool, or 100 guests. www.bybloshoteldubai.com

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The Meydan Hotel

The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina


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Courtyard by Marriott Green Community Dubai

Radisson Blu Hotel

mhrs.dxbhr.rooms.reservation@ marriott.com www.marriott.com 231 rooms and suites • Located 40 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: The Observatory, Counter Culture, and A.Z.U.R • Facilities: Saray Spa, fitness center, swimming pool, whirl pool, sauna • Meetings and Events: AZUR meeting room that cab hold  maximum capacity of 55

• 151 rooms and suites • Located 30 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Al Dente, Murjan Coffee Shop, Crown and Lion • Facilities: Thai Chi Spa, Gym and Wellness, Outdoor swimming pool, Tony & Lee Ladies Salon • Meetings and Events: Conference room that can hold up to 100 people Coral Deira Hotel PO Box 82999 Tel: 2248587, Fax: 2217033 info@coral-deira.com www.coral-international.com • 140 luxurious guest rooms, including 14 suites • Located 10 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Rumours café, Rasoi, and Al Nafoora • Facilities: Business Center, beauty salon, swimming pool • Meetings and Events: 2 banquet halls and 2 meeting rooms that can accommodate 10 to 260 people.

Four Points By Sheraton Bur Dubai PO Box 33196 Tel: 3977444, Fax: 3977333 reservations.fps@fourpoints.com www.fourpointsburdubai.com • 125 room • Located 15 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Picante, La Terrace, Promenade • Facilities: Swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, and fitness facility • Meeting and Events: 4 meeting spaces

Courtyard by Marriott Green Community Dubai  PO Box 63845 Tel: 8852222, Fax: 8852525 cy.dxbcy.reservation@courtyard.com www.marriott.com 155 rooms and 10 suites • Located 30 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Aquamarine, Cucina Italian Kitchen, Pine Grill and Rendezvous Lounge • Facilities: Fitness centre, outdoor pool • Meetings and Events: 10 meeting rooms to suit business and social needs Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites PO Box 66662 Tel: 3194000, Fax: 3194006

www.holidayinn.com • 310 rooms • Located 30 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: The Royal Buddha, Gem Garden, Gharana and Lounge • Facilities: Gym, Vidal Salon’s and Body Works • Meeting and Events: Offers a choice of 7 meeting rooms that can accommodate 30 to 120 guests Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai PO Box 13018 Tel: 7028888, Fax: 2823970 res@mill-airportdubai.com www.millenniumhotel.com • 115 rooms and suites • Located 5 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Cactus Jacks, Da Vinci’s, Gozo Garden • Facilities: Swimming pool, fitiness centre, and baby sitting • Meetings and Events: High quality, adaptable meeting rooms

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City PO Box 211723 Tel: 36691111, Fax: 3611011 reservations.dubai@radissonblu.com www.radissonblu.com • 246 rooms ans suites • Located 40 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Library Lounge, Certo Italian Restaurant, Chef House All Day Dining • Facilities: Senso Wellness Centre, Power Pilate Fitness • Meetings and Events: Can accommodate up to 150 people in our 12 spacious meeting rooms and an additional conference hall Holiday Inn Al Barsha Hotel  PO Box 115443 Vida Downtown Dubai  Tel: 3234333, Fax: 3234334 PO Box 114788 reservations@hialbarsha.com

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Gloria Hotel PO Box 502222 Tel: 3996666, Fax: 3996000 reservations@gloriahoteldubai.com www.gloriahoteldubai.com • 504 rooms • Located 40 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurants: Le Grand Café, Le Terrasse Restaurant and Sky Lounge • Facilities: Body Care Spa & Beauty and Elixir Fitness Centre, 25 meter swimming pool for adults and children and a Kid’s Club • Meeting and Events: Variety of convention and conference rooms


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Tel:4286888, Fax: 4286999 reservations@vida-hotels.com www.vida-hotels.com • 156 rooms and suites • Located 20 minutes from the D.I.A. • Restaurant: 3in1, Stage 2 and La Serre • Facilities: Mordern pool, fully equipped gym, and many shops, attractions and activities in Downtown • Meetings and Events: 4 progressive meeting rooms

3 STAR HOTELS +971 4 Auris Lodge Al Barsha PO Box 184827 Tel: 3255088, Fax: 3255288 lodge1@auris-hotels.com www.auris-hotels.com • 95 rooms • Located 30 minutes from the D.I.A.in Al Barsha 1 near Mall of the Emirates Citymax Hotel Al Barsha PO Box 116121 Tel: 4098000, Fax: 3255780 reservations@citymaxhotels.com www.citymaxhotels.com • 376 rooms • Located 30 minutes from the D.I.A.in Bur Dubai on Kuwait Street Comfort Inn Hotel PO Box 56352 Tel: 2227393, Fax: 222448 reservation@hotelcomfortinn.com www.hotelcomfortinn.com • 112 rooms • Located 10 minutes from the D.I.A.in Deira on Al Rigga Road Howard Johnson Hotel PO Box 30329 Tel: 3939911, Fax: 3939977

reservation@hojoburdubai.com www.hojoburdubai.com • 123 rooms • Located 15 minutes from the D.I.A.in Bur Dubai, Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road Ibis Hotel Al Barsha PO Box 450011 Tel: 3996699, Fax: 3996669 h6540-re@accor.com www.ibishotel.com • 480 rooms • Located 40 minutes from the D.I.A.in Al Barsha 1 off Sharaf DG Metro Station Premier Inn Dubai International Airport PO Box 35118 Tel: 2604000, Fax: 2604004 reservations.dia@mena.premierinn.com www.premierinn.ae • 281 rooms • Located 10 minutes from the D.I.A.in Deira Al Garhoud Road

Tel: 4377377, Fax: 4377378 reservation@chelseagardensdubai. com www.chelseagardendubai.com

Al Ghurair Arjaan Rotana Hotel Apartments

Chelsea Tower Hotel ApartmentS PO Box 118049 Tel: 3434347, Fax: 3433338 reservation@chelseatowerdub ai.com www.chelseatowerdubai.com Dusit Residence Dubai Marina PO Box 212744 Tel: 4259999, Fax: 4220122 drdmrsvn@dusit.com www.dusit.com/drdm

Citymax Hotel Al Barsha

Gloria Hotels PO Box 502222 Tel: 3996666, Fax: 3996000 reservations@gloriahoteldubai. com www.gloriahoteldubai.com

Grand Hyatt Residence DELUXE HOTEL APARTMENTS PO Box 7167 Tel: 3172150, Fax: 3171200 +971 4 residencefrontdesk.dxbgh@hyatt. com Al Ghurair Arjaan Rotana www.dubai.grand.hyatt.com Hotel Apartments PO Box 185060 Inter Continental Tel: 2933333, Fax: 2933444 Residence SuiteS Dubai res.alghurair@rotana.com Festival City www.rotana.com PO Box 112225 Tel: 7011111, Fax: 2329095 Arjaan Hotel ApartmentS – reservations@ichdfc.ae Dubai Media City www.intercontinental.com PO Box 502828 Tel: 4360000, Fax: 4360111 Marina View Hotel res.arjaandmc@rotana.com ApartmentS www.rotana.com PO Box 454745 Tel: 4571000, Fax: 3996633 Chelsea Gardens Hotel info@marinahotelapt.com Apartments www.marinahotelapt.com PO Box 124169

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Marina View Hotel ApartmentS PO Box 454745 Tel: 4571000, Fax: 4570999 reservations@marinaviewhotel.com www.marinaviewhotel.com

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