Experience championship desert golf courses while exploring some of the world’s most luxurious cities
One of the most affluent regions in Asia, the Middle-East is growing golf powerhouse and Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE have invested heavily into turning the Middle-East into one of Asia’s most prestigious areas for golf. Golfers who visit the region can expect a unique golf experience as they take on the immaculate green European Tour quality courses surrounded by enormous desert dunes. Every golfer should consider a golf holiday in the middle East.
Why book a golf holiday to the Middle East?
- A growing golf powerhouse
- Many exceptional courses across the Middle-East
- One of Asia’s most prestigious areas for golf
- Top quality hospitality & service
- Luxury hotels, modern cities & a fascinating culture
- Stunning mosques & luxury high-end shopping
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Experience desert golf
A region which prides itself on the supreme quality of its hospitality and golf sectors, the Middle-East should be a real contender in your search for your next golf holiday destination.
The UAE, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar have invested enormously in the golfing infrastructure in the Middle East so now it truly rivals any other region or continent in terms of course quality and facilities.
What makes the golf courses of the Middle East truly great though is the excellent condition they are kept in despite the desert climate found here. Armies of greenkeepers keep the courses of the Middle East in pristine condition year-round, so golfers can expect to always be playing on the best fairways and greens whenever they visit.
There are many exceptional courses in the Middle East that it’s impossible to do them all justice, however notable highlights include Abu Dhabi Golf Club the home of the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship since 2006. Another fantastic course to play while in the Middle-East is the incredible Gary Player designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Course and the interesting layout of Yas Links golf course.
World-class resorts & modern cities
The perfect destination to enjoy some winter sun, it’s little wonder the Middle East is considered to be one of the most luxurious regions on the planet.
Not only is it famous for world-class golf courses like Yas Links, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, and Emirates Golf Club, but it is also home to a range of luxury hotels, modern cities, and fascinating culture.
The UAE is an intoxicating blend of lavish hotels, malls, and luxury. Dubai is famous for its glittering oasis and unique skyline, while Abu Dhabi boasts stunning mosques and luxury high-end shopping.
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Highest levels of service
As you might expect, the UAE is not short of accommodation options.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa 5* is one of the most popular resorts in the UAE, being close to Yas Links and offering unmatched leisure facilities. Similarly, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is a must, combining true heritage with first-class elegance. The hotel's spa facilities were the first of their type in the region and remain one of the best, while the restaurant offers delicious international cuisine.
The options for luxury accommodation in the centre of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are endless, with countless hotels offering a spectacular setting in which to base your golf holiday. For a truly magical stay in the city, take a look at Address Dubai Marina, Media Rotana, and Park Hyatt Dubai which are all of a 5* standard.
The Address Dubai Marina provides a memorable five-star experience located in the trendy Dubai Marina, as well as having an infinity pool and boasting direct access to the Marina Mall. If you’re looking to be close to Abu Dhabi’s shopping district and famous attractions, both Andaz Capital Gate and Southern Sun are ideal offering pure luxury and excellent hospitality and service.
Things to see & do
No matter where to choose to experience a golf holiday in the Middle East, there is so much for you to see and do off the course.
Known for its unique culture, iconic landmarks, and an array of stunning attractions, Abu Dhabi is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the planet, and aside from the world-class courses, it offers so much to see and do off the course.
The city is full of immersive, educational, and historical experiences. Take a tour of the Royal Palace or visit the largest and most beautiful mosque in the UAE - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Spend a night at the desert, visit Ferrari World, or the Yas Island theme parks. If you’re into shopping and lively nightlife, there are numerous high-end shops, bars, and restaurants just waiting to be discovered.
Dubai is famous for The Palms Islands, Ski Dubai, Dubai Mall, and Wild Wadi Waterpark. The surreal beach also provides the perfect place to relax and unwind after a day on the course with some breath-taking views of the skyline.