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Monday, August 8, 2011

Dubai - The Sporting Capital of The Middle East

Dubai is one of the world's top business centers on the Arabian Gulf. It also is the home of the Burj Khalifa Office tower, a 2,717 ft.-tall and the world's tallest man-made structure.

Being the sporting capital in the Middle East, it has held prestigious events such as the world's richest horse race, Dubai World Cup, Barclays Dubai Tennis Championship and the Dubai Marathon. These events are supported by world-class facilities, year round sunshine and the country's unsurpassed resort facilities.

Dubai has also superb golf courses, the most notable which is the famed Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club, host of the Dessert Classic. It is one of the top course in the world.
Other standout golf courses are:

•The Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club - has fairways lined with date and coconut trees.
•The Els Club - located in Dubai Sports Center, designed by a 3-time Desert Classic champion Ernie Els which features natural dunes and indigenous desert landscaping.
•The Montgomerie - created byDesmond Muirhead and 8-time European Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie that has links-style fairways and 14 lakes.
•The Four Seasons - incorporates the Al Badia golf course designed by Robert trent Jones, Jr.
•The Arabian Ranches - a desert themed course, designed by Ian Baker-Finch.

These golf courses are accompanied by elegant amenities that include cutting-edge golf academies and top international cuisine.