Dubai Desert Classic 2014 tickets on general sale
Tickets for one of the most anticipated golf tournaments of 2014 – the 25th anniversary edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic featuring world No1 Tiger Woods and No2 Rory McIlroy – are now available online.
And organisers and promoters ‘golf in DUBAi’ are offering 25 per cent discount to Golf Citizen members. The tournament will be held at Emirates Golf Club from January 30 to February 2, next year.
Launched by ‘golf in DUBAi’, the website (golfcitizen.com) aims to promote the diverse golf courses on its network, especially in the UAE, and realise the country’s tremendous golf tourism potential.
Golfers from around the world can register as a ‘Golf Citizen’ for free to book rounds at a number of courses globally. Once they are registerd, the members will able be able to purchase their tickets online through www.dubaidesertclassic.com or www.golfcitzen.com.
Many major courses in the UAE are part of Golf Citizen and more are being added to the portfolio from countries like Thailand and Vietnam.
As part of the 25th celebrations of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, an 18-hole stroke-play showpiece, titled the Champions Challenge, is also being organised which will see past champions vie for the $600,000 prize fund on the Majlis course on Tuesday, January 28.
Daily tickets for the four-day main competition, starting on January 30, 2014, are priced at Dh175. A season pass, which provides access all week, including the Champions Challenge and Pro Am day, is available for Dh675. Tickets to the Champions’ Challenge and the Omega Dubai Desert Classic Pro-am on Wednesday, January 29 will cost Dh75 each.
All those aged-18 and under will be allowed free entry to the tournament if they are accompanied by an adult who is holding a valid ticket for the day.
Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi, said: “With a number of big names from both sides of the Atlantic, including Tiger and Rory in the field, besides a plenty of family-friendly attractions lined up off-course, we are confident of a full house during the tournament week.”