GOLF IN THE
— 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
Day 7 — Time to depart
this exotic land for home.