The emirate is subject to just 7 days of rain per year on average, and while the heat can be stifling from June until September, the relentless sunshine has made golfers take serious notice. The emergence of Dubai as a destination for golfers has much to do with the prestigious developments, where the game's leading names have been commissioned to create outstanding courses.
Dubai Golf Holiday Destinations
Be sure to play at the Emirates, the Montgomerie resort and Dubai Creek during your stay, which will be based in one of our luxurious bases. Dotted along the stunning Gulf Coast are incredible developments like Le Royal Meridien, the Hilton Jumeirah Beach and the ultimate Dubai landmark, the Burj Al Arab.
While the development continues at a ferocious pace, the clash of eastern and western cultures remains fascinating, providing visitors with a intriguing undercurrent to their golf holiday. The best in service, quality and golf is bursting out of Dubai, so why not try something different for your next golf holiday in the sun?
Please note that during Ramadan, some services may be restricted during daylight hours (more info)
Best Golf Courses in Dubai & Adu Dhabi
|Emirates (Majilis course)||Yas Links|
|Abu Dhabi Golf Club||Jumeirah Estates (Earth course)|
|Dubai Creek||Saadiyat Beach|
|The Els Club||Al Zorah Golf Club|
|Address Montgomerie||Arabian Ranches|
Recommended Golf Resorts in Dubai
|Address Montgomerie||Jebel Ali Golf Resort|
- Dubai is home to dozen courses and counting
- Average Monthly temperature ranges from 19°C (65°F) to 36°C (96°F)
- Flights 6h 50 min direct from the UK
Reasons to visit
- Brilliant courses designed by golf’s biggest names
- Stay in ultimate luxury
- Wealth of local sights and attractions
- Guaranteed sunshine - just 7 days of rain per year
- Play at Jumeirah Golf Estates, home of the DP World Tour Championship
- 6 hours 45 minutes direct from the UK
Weather in Dubai
Average Temperature - What you might be wearing on the golf course
Polo Shirt and Tailored Shorts
Polo Shirt and Tailored Shorts - No Waterproofs Required!
- Time difference: GMT +4
- Local currency: UAE Dirham (AED)
- Language: Arabic (official) although English is the most spoken
- Cost of a pint: 37 AED (£6)
The Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club is home to the annual Omega Dubai Desert Classic, a regular fixture on the European Tour schedule since 1989 when it became the first tour event to be hosted in the Middle East. The tournament has regularly attracted the world’s best golfers; previous winners include Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy who won his first professional event there in 2009.
Since 2009, the Earth Course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates has hosted the final event of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. The DP World Tour Championship is contested by the leading 60 money earners on Tour, with Lee Westwood (2009), Rory McIlroy (2012) and Henrik Stenson (2013, 2014) among the names on the honour roll. Sweden’s Stenson set a tournament record with his 263 (-25) total to win the 2013 event by six shots over Ian Poulter.
Golf in Dubai - sun, sand and a whole lot of water!
The Els Club - golf in Dubai’s Sports City
The Address Montgomerie Dubai Hotel Golf Resort
Golf in Dubai - where to play
Follow the pros - the Middle East Swing
Emirates Golf Club
- 4 Nights, 3 Rounds
- Bed and Breakfast