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Dubai Desert Classics

Dubai Desert Classics

Each year the biggest golf professionals flock to Dubai for the much anticipated Desert Classics Tournament. Promoted and organized by Golf in Dubai, the tournament is fondly referred to as the “Major of the Middle East”, due to its longevity and world-class field of players that it attracts every year. The first tournament was held in 1989, where Mark James of England emerged victorious, and since then 22 players from 12 different nations have won.

World class greens

The Desert Classics are hosted by the Emirates Golf Club, which boasts two of the city’s absolute finest courses: The Majlis and the Faldo. Players can also indulge in a 9-hole par 3 course, golf academy, a gym and a tropical swimming pool as well as on-site restaurants and bars for spectators and players alike. The tournament itself plays on the Majlis par 72 course, with long fairways, desert flora, seven lakes and a challenging uphill dogleg 8th hole. US-based magazine Golf Digest named this pitch one of the world’s top 100 courses meaning you are in for a treat both as a spectator and participant.

The must-see tournament

Previous winners include Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Stephen Gallacher, Henrik Stenson and Rory McIlroy. Held in the first months of the year it is a perfect time to visit Dubai as the weather is nice and warm, even though it is winter. The tournament normally spans across five days, and is an event that is truly unmissable for any golf fan.

If you are planning to attend the Desert Classics and are in need of a place to stay, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City is the perfect choice. Located just a short drive from the gorgeous courses of Emirates Golf Club, our hotel has all the amenities you could need.