Exotica in the Desert
Visiting The United Arab Emirates is something every discerning traveller should add to their list of places to visit – particularly Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It is spectacular and we know it better than most.
Golf Holidays in the Middle East? Fifteen years ago the very idea would have provoked serious golfers to smirk whilst trying to think of some politically incorrect punch line. Yet golf in the United Arab Emirates is no joke. There is a golf boom happening here in a region that goes out of its way to accommodate international tourists.
This is a place that hosts most of the of the world’s best golfers every year. Tiger Woods has received outlandish attention when hitting golf balls from the rooftop helicopter pad of the world famous Burj al Arab Hotel ¬ Dubai's celebrated landmark - an all-suites hotel with gold-plated rooms that sell for about $1,500 per-night. Ouch! Fortunately there are other first class hotels that are less hostile to your bank account and which have created to rival the worlds’ very best.
Golf is important to this region but there are also extra-curricular activities to enhance golf tourism. We’ve stared in awe from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa Tower and sampled numerous Friday brunches (a must).We also think you would do yourself no favours were you leave without having taken a 4x4 desert drive (dune bashing). And if you return home without having experienced The Dubai Fountain – an entrancing performance of light, music and water, you will bitterly regret it
A note of caution; July and August summer temperatures officially reach up to 52 degrees. Fortunately at other times of the year they aren't always so extreme and you can be very comfortable on the golf course in the winter and spring. Night golf under floodlights is also popular in the summer months for obvious reasons. We joke (with a hint of seriousness) about it being a matter of time before they build a massive, air conditioned, indoor golf course.
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