Dubai blends the unique charm and hospitality of traditional Arabia with 21st-century comfort. GOLF IN THE GULF lets you play on interesting courses with time to enjoy the beaches, go on a desert safari, cheer for your favorite camel or horse at the races, “shop ‘til you drop” in a duty-free paradise and much more.
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DUBAI — KALEIDOSCOPE OF CONTRASTS
Dubai blends the unique charm and hospitality of traditional Arabia, with 21st-century comfort and convenience! Enjoy the beaches, go on a desert safari, join in the excitement at a camel or horse race, see the skyline of old and new on a dhow cruise, “shop’ til you drop” in this duty-free paradise with bargains galore AND most important spectacular golf!
GOLF IN THE GULF
Day 1 — Arrive in Dubai, one of seven Emirates in the U.A.E. You will be transported to your hotel — no not on a magic carpet!
Day 2 — Dubai is the premier golf destination in the Arab world, today see what everyone is talking about! The Emirates GC, designed by Karl Litten, was the first grass course in the Middle East. The two immaculate championship courses are long, with lakes forming obstacles along the way. The impressive clubhouse is built in the style of bedouin tents!
Day 3 — Today see “other” sides of Dubai! Visit the Dubai Museum in the Al Fahidi Fort where you will experience Dubai through its great lifelike displays. More excitement? Explore the desert in a 4-wheel drive, ride the dunes or “wadi” bash. Dine under the stars in a Bedu encampment with traditional entertainment by a belly dancer. Explore the souks — spice, silk, and gold — perfect time to test your bargaining skills! Elegant, modern malls have everything you can imagine! If all this wears you out — relax on the beach!
Day 4 — Play a unique round of golf –the Dubai CC, oldest course in the Emirate. An all-sand course with “browns” instead of greens and you carry a patch of artificial turf to play off while on the fairways! The greens are built from hardened motor oil and topped with a fine mist of sand — giving the truest roll of anything you’ll have played! When you finish putting remember to sweep away the footprints and your ball’s little trail — this you do with a squeegee-like broom!
Day 5 — Another day to explore — if you haven’t ridden a camel or been horseback riding, today may be your day! If you’re a spectator the camel races and horse races are an exciting diversion!
For golfers there’s a course at the race track! The Dubai Golf & Racing Club
has a links layout with rolling fairways and deep pot bunkers built within the race track. This is the only completely floodlit, 18-hole, course in the Middle East. Great to play in the cool of the evening, except on race nights! Nightlife in Dubai? This will totally surprise and delight you! Few cities can offer such a cosmopolitan range of dining choices.
After dinner enjoy everything from pubs and discos to Arabic nightclubs. There’s something for everyone!
Day 6 — Your last round of golf will be on the world-class Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Karl Litten designed this long championship course with ornamental lakes and seawater hazards to constantly challenge you! The intimidating final holes aim for the impressive clubhouse shaped as billowing sails of an Arabian dhow, capturing the essence of Dubai’s seafaring traditions Bring your stay to a fitting conclusion with a Dhow Dinner Cruise on the “Creek”. A leisurely cruise on a traditional wooden vessel giving a different view of this amazing city.
Day 7 — Time to depart this exotic land for home.
OPTIONS: The above is merely a glimpse of this fascinating country. Depending on your interests you may want to extend your stay or make some
changes. Here are ideas for you to consider…
Starlight Express (Overnight Safari) — Discover the true essence of Arabia on an exciting overnight desert safari. A four-wheel drive takes you into the desert, setting up camp amongst the dunes. Dinner under the stars. In the morning continue your adventure with wadi bashing on your way back to Dubai.
Al Maha — A deluxe, eco-tourism resort in a private nature reserve, where the natural fauna of the desert — oryx, gazelle, falcon, fox, and more roams freely. An area of outstanding beauty where the dunes stretch to meet the mountains.
Take part in activities long part of Arabia’s way of life; desert safaris… with knowledgeable field guides, displays of falconry, camel and horse trekking, trips to the Hajar Mountains and visits to nearby towns, once caravan stops on the historic trade routes.
Hatta Fort — Drive through sand dunes and mountains arriving at the ancient village of Hatta. Nestled among the Hajar Mountains, Hatta has been carefully restored to show
the village architecture of 400 years ago — a mosque, two watchtowers, houses and the imposing fort that protected the villagers.
The Hatta Fort Hotel is Dubai’s only mountain-resort complex. Included in the many resort activities are an 18-hole floodlit minigolf course and a 9-hole cross-country fun course. Excursions to the old fort, or a trip through Wadi Hatta, with its lush greenery and diverse wildlife, are available. “Get away from it all” and see another face of Dubai.
Apart from the excellent golf shown there are other courses available to play and exciting new ones coming up. We can add more golf or extend your stay.
Below are some sample hotels, if your choice is not shown please let us know and we will plan your trip around your preferences.
ACCOMMODATION: There is a large selection of properties to choose from.
REMEMBER – this is just a taste to whet your appetite for the possibilities available to you