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25th Omega Dubai Desert Classic tickets go on sale online with 25% discount for Golf Citizen Menmbers

GOLF CITIZEN members will receive a special 25% discount on tickets for the 25th edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic to be held at Emirates Golf Club from January 27 to February 2, 2014.

Featuring world number one Tiger Woods and second-ranked Rory McIlroy among other past champions in a star-studded field, the silver jubilee event will see top-class players contest for a share of the $2.5 million prize fund.


Launched by ‘golf in DUBAi’ in 2011, the website ( aims to promote the richly 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, ‘Golf Citizens’ are able to purchase their tickets online through or

Many major courses in the UAE are part of GOLF CITIZEN and more are being added to the portfolio from as far afield asThailand and Vietnam, making it one of the most comprehensive worldwide golf reservation websites.

As part of the 25th celebrations of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, an 18-hole stroke-play showpiece, titled the Champions Challenge, is being organized 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 AED. 175. A season pass, which provides access all week, including the Champions Challenge and Pro Am day, is available for AED 675.

Tickets to the Champions’ Challenge and the Omega Dubai Desert Classic Pro-am on Wednesday, January 29 will cost AED 75 each.

All those aged 18 and under, will be allowed free entry to the course if they are accompanied by an adult who is holding a valid ticket for the day.

“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,” said Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi.

“We are offering a special discount to encourage golfers of all levels to join the GOLF CITIZEN network and avail of many other attractions that the user-friendly golf reservation website has to offer,” he said.

‘golf in DUBAi’ is backed by Omega as the title sponsor and Dubal (Dubai Aluminium) as sponsor. The co-sponsors are: CNN, Drydocks World & Maritime World, Emirates NBD, Gulf News, Mercedes-Benz and wasl while Dubai Duty Free, Carpetland and Motivate are the Patrons in golf in DUBAi’s drive to showcase the emirate’s vibrant golfing scene to a worldwide audience.


Rory McIlroy will be aiming to regain the title he won in 2009 when the world number two returns to Dubai for the 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic

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