Year-round sun, championship courses & amazing sights!

The original desert golf destination, golf holidays in Dubai have grown in popularity over the past 20 years with the city becoming one of the world’s premier golfing hotspots. Several of the best players on the planet now making Dubai their home thanks to its fantastic all-year climate and plethora of golfing options. Some of the more well-known courses here include the layouts at the Jumeirah Golf Estates, Els Club and the Emirates Golf Club, however, there is a myriad of other options for great golf in Dubai, including Dubai Creek Golf Club, The Montgomerie Golf Club, Arabian Ranches and Trump International Golf Club, Dubai.

Why book a Dubai golf holiday?

  • Experience unforgettable hospitality & five-star resorts
  • Play incredible European Tour & championship golf courses
  • Year-round blue skies, perfect for some winter sun
  • Travel with ease, with direct flights from the UK
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Golf courses in Dubai – original desert classics!

The European Tour makes regular stops in Dubai both at the start and end of the season, due to the incredible weather and variety of quality courses in the region.

Each January, the Emirates Golf Club plays host to the Dubai Desert Classic. Always attracting a world-class field, past winners include Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Sergio Garcia.

The Majlis Course opened in 1988 and was nicknamed “The Desert Miracle”, becoming Dubai’s first all-grass championship course. It continues to be one of the shining lights of the European Tour schedule, with a stellar layout, perfect conditioning, and incredible views of the ever-developing Dubai skyline.

The season traditionally comes to a close with the climax of the ‘Race to Dubai’. The final event is held annually at Jumeirah Golf Estates with the Earth Course a spectacular backdrop for this prestigious event. The course itself was designed by Greg Norman and stretches out to over 7,700 yards from the championship tees – certainly not a challenge for the faint-hearted!

The setup of golf in Dubai lends itself perfectly to playing multiple championship venues on your break. Away from the European Tour stops, there are fabulous courses to be found at The Els Club and Dubai Creek Golf Club, with The Montgomerie Golf Club ever-increasing in popularity amongst our customers.

For something a little different from the perfectly sculpted nature of the other golf courses in Dubai, check out the stunning Arabian Ranches. The course features no water hazards or defined bunkers, instead, it weaves in and out of the desert landscape giving it one of the most natural feels of any course in the area.

Why choose a golf holiday in Dubai?

Dubai is famous for its glittering oasis and desert layouts, the endless range of layouts each provide a great test of golf. If you haven’t sampled golf in the desert yet, now is the perfect time to experience one of many golf holidays in Dubai.

The original desert golf destination features a glorious climate that provides the perfect location for some winter sun. The amazing range of five-star accommodation and range of great golf courses on offer make this a true bucket-list destination.

A fantastic option for golf is the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club, the layout redesigned by Sir Nick himself in 2006. The naturally rugged terrain lends itself well creating an excellent golfing experience. This golf course now has the advantage of being fully floodlit, with night golf the perfect option for those looking to play in some cooler temperatures and experience a unique golfing experience.

Dubai is a hub for air travel, meaning regular flights are available and for relatively low costs. Dubai is a destination perfect for golfers looking to play some of the best desert golf in the world.

Our experts say...

"You are spoilt for choice when deciding what courses to play in the UAE but the good news is you won’t be disappointed wherever you choose to play. The summer months get a little too hot, which makes it a great destination to play during our cooler months."

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Golf travel tips for Dubai

Best months for golfing weather:

November to February

Best months for value:

September & May

Most popular months:

November, January & February

Our experts recommend:

October & March

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Luxury hotels & resorts

The options for luxury accommodation in Dubai are endless, with countless hotels offering a spectacular setting in which to base your golf holiday. For a truly magical stay, take a look at Address Dubai Marina, Media Rotana, and Park Hyatt which are all of a 5* standard.

The Address Dubai Marina provides a memorable five-star experience located in the trendy Dubai Marina and boasts direct access to the Marina Mall. Features such as an infinity pool with views over the marina, air-conditioned rooms with natural wooden furniture, and a world-class spa within close proximity to championship golf courses make this hotel one of the best for a golf break in Dubai.

With so many courses located nearby, golfers can choose which hotel best suits their needs, each offers a fantastic place to be based for a golf holiday in Dubai.

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