The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates on the Persian Gulf. It was constituted in 1971 when the British withdrew from the area, and shares borders with Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Iran.
The seven emirates are: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ras al-Khaimah, and Fujairah. Each emirate is governed by an absolute monarch, and together they form the Federal Supreme Council.
Islam is the official religion and Arabic is the official language, although English is widely used. The UAE's oil reserves are the seventh largest in the world, and the natural gas reserves are seventeenth largest. Wealth generated from these resources has been directed into healthcare, education and infrastructure, with Dubai emerging as a global city, shopping haven, and international aviation hub.
The climate can be severe with average maximum temperatures in July & August topping 40C! However it can be very pleasant from November to February where that average max drops to mid 20's..
Apart from the shopping UAE offers some amazing high end hotels, particularly in Dubai, and events and activities including Desert Excursions ( Four wheel drive, dune buggy, sand boarding, hiking or camel rides), and all sorts of international sporting championships- from F1 motor sport, to horse racing, soccer, tennis and golf
Golf in UAE
Much of the UAE terrain is sand, which is the perfect base for golf courses. Add water and some tolerant grasses, and you have a pretty decent golfing combination. There are now more than 20 courses in UAE with the better courses located in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Our tour takes in the best from each city.
In Abu Dhabi we play :
Abu Dhabi GC
In Dubai we play:
Jumeirah Golf Estate- Earth Course
The Els Club Dubai
Emirates GC- Majils Course
Together these 6 courses make a great golfing destination.
Our package includes 7 nights accommodation, all golf and airport transfers, 6 rounds of golf (1 weekend round), a Hala Desert Sunset Drive with BBQ, and a Hala Story of Abu Dhabi City Tour.
Rates will vary according to season
The Travelling Golfer can tailor a golf trip to UAE to suit you!