'ABOUT 'golf in DUBAi' Created in 2005 to promote Dubai as one of the world's leading golfing destinations and to underline Dubai's other international attractions to a worldwide audience, golf in DUBAi promotes and organizes major European Tour events - the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.
Set up the Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation in 2006 to encourage and promote emerging Arab talent on the world stage.
As part of the Shaikh Maktoum Golf Foundation initiative, it started the MENA Golf Tour in 2011 to provide a much-needed springboard for both amateurs and professional to take their game to a new level.
The tour , which seeks to create new windows of playing opportunities for all MENA national professionals and amateurs for the overall development of golf in the region, has since grown from four events in the inaugural 2011 season to 11 events in 2013 , covering five countries - Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and UAE -- in the region with a total of prize of $575,000.
In 2011, 'golf in DUBAi' launched GOLF CITIZEN, a worldwide golf reservation website. Developed and programmed from the ground up, the site (www.golfcitizen.com) gives any golf club in the world an instant online presence and facilitate golfers to book, in real time, in any of the golf clubs available on the system.
In 2009, 'golf in DUBAi' became a part of the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), a vital and key initiative of the Government of Dubai for achieving all-round excellence.
Some of the most respected golfers in the world, stars such as Mark O'Meara (US), Thomas Bjorn (Denmark), India's Jeev Milkah Singh (India), Seung-Yul Noh (South Korea), Zane Scotland (England) and Laura Davies (England) are the global ambassadors of 'golf in DUBAi.', along with renowned coach Peter Cowen.