In every aspect of tourism, Dubai is an big-name player. Dubai luxury hotels are some of the most lavish in the world, like the Burj Al Arab with it’s unique design and amenities fit for a King. Also coming out on top are a number of luxuriant Dubai spas like the extravagant Talise Spa at the Madinat Jumeirah. Shopping is one of the most enticing factors beckoning many who have made it into a full-fledged sport. Abundant local souks and cutting-edge shopping malls provide some of the best deals on a large variety of goods. It comes as no surprise then, that Dubai golf holidays are a growing trend among those on UAE vacations.
Some of the finest fairways and greens are found on Dubai golf courses. Within close range of Asia and Europe, more and more people are arranging Dubai golf packages over weekends and holidays. With ideal weather acting as one of the key ingredients for golf in Dubai, the only thing missing is the rain to keep the greens vibrant and lush. To combat the often harsh, desert climate, water is pumped into the arid dessert landscape on a daily basis to ensure that the greens stay green. In Dubai, there is a solution for everything!
One of the world-class choices in Dubai golf courses is the Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa. It’s a perfect choice when traveling with family offering plenty of other things to do. It’s one of the most prestigious golf courses located on Palm Jebel Ali, part of the famous Palm Islands along coastal Dubai. Though only a nine-hole course it still features some of the best golf in Dubai on a fantastically-designed course. The course was developed alongside the breathtaking marina and features plenty of vibrant peacocks and a sweeping lake that’s part of five of the nine holes. Also a host to the Dubai Desert Classic, the Jebel Ali Resort offers a variety of Dubai golf packages and discounts. Unfortunately, beginners are only allowed to play on the course with an instructor.
Dubai golf courses also include the Dubai Country Club, one of the oldest courses in the emirate. First opened circa 1970, the course is a great one for those who want the classic experience of challenging sand play during Dubai golf holidays. Still not featuring a speck of green grass, except for the turf at the start, the all-sand dual courses offer both an eighteen hole and a nine hole course for golf in Dubai. The sand is groomed on a regular basis for smoother play. The Dubai Creek and Golf Club, situated near the Palm Deira development, is another great course to play during Dubai golf holidays. This course also features and eighteen-hole and nine-hole course as well as putting and chipping greens and a driving range. This course, also quite popular with locals, offers excellent dining choices and is opposite a major shopping mall.
Most Dubai golf packages offer play at a number of different courses for excellent variety. With Jebel Ali the only true golf resort in Dubai so far, Dubai golf packages can be arranged in a number of different variations, Maybe you’re visiting Dubai but would like to try a course in nearby Sharjah or Abu Dhabi. You can arranged deals that offer discounts at a number of excellent Dubai golf courses but they’re harder to find than most other destinations.
If you’re intent on playing golf in Dubai there are several other courses to play. The Emirates Golf Club, the Nicklaus Design Arabian Ranches Golf Club and the five-star Montgomerie Golf Club are a few other options. If you’re on vacation take some time to visit some of the surrounding attractions if you can tear yourself away from the courses! Take a leisurely swim at Jumeirah Beach to cool down from the afternoon heat. For a true blast of cold hit Ski Dubai and tackle the slopes for a few hours. Another great way to maximize you’re Dubai golf holidays is to arrange one of the great UAE tours for a look at the some of the best sights in the area.