See the pros play golf in Dubai!

When you think of Dubai you are probably imagining grand opulent hotels , endless stretches of golden sandy beaches and cloudless skies. Well all this is very true but did you also know about the DP World Tour Championship takes place their every November. No big deal!

With a global audience of around 850 million this relatively new tournament is a very big deal. On the 19th November 2009 the very first DP World Tour took place in the stunning Jumeirah Golf Estates. This event was held on the Earth course,which was one of two designed by the legend that is Greg Norman. The winner of the inaugural event was none other than our very own Lee Westwood, who pocketed the lion’s share of the $12 million prize fund.

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As this tournament is in its infancy the organisers are keen to encourage as many people as possible to make the trip, so they have decided that there will be no entrance fee whatsoever. You would normally pay anywhere between £ 75 – £100 a day to watch the best golfers in the world ply their trade, but not at the DP World Tour you don’t. The other great thing about this particular tournament is that it does entice the world’s best golfers, who you can get up close and personal with due to the small number of spectators attending. Last year my best friend was at this event and couldn’t believe how close you actually get to these Gods of the game. He said as soon as the British golfers realised he was from the UK they all took their time to stop, joke with him and thank him for his support. (Word to the wise, if Poulter is having a bad game, best to leave him be).

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Aside from all the golf going on there is so much to keep non-golf enthusiasts entertained throughout the day and evening. During the day why not visit the Championship village where you can watch and take part in the “Trick Shot Show”, take the kids to the dedicated kids zone with loads of games and activities to keep them occupied or sit and chill in the sun whilst enjoying a refreshment from one of the many food and beverage outlets. When the sun goes down, and the golfers have retired for the day, why not pop to one of the live music events put on by the organisers. Here you can party on the beach to all the latest sounds or watch a live performer belt out a few old classics, whilst discussing the days major talking points.

If you are planning a trip to Dubai then why not coincide it with the DP World Tour. Remember, it’s not just for golf enthusiasts! Make a start, by searching for Dubai holidays using our deal finder.

Written on 25th October 2013 by

Holly Shackleton

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