Fans eagerly anticipating the return of the ‘Major of the Middle East’ only have 30 days to go before the world’s top golfers arrive for the 30th edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. The surrounding scenery at Emirates Golf Club may have dramatically changed over 30 years, but the legendary status of the tournament remains the same.
Since 1989 when the European Tour first visited the Middle East, the tournament has seen 24 different winners from 13 different nations. 2018 saw China’s Haotong Li become the first Asian winner of the event with a record 23 under par score beating the previous lowest 72 hole score by one shot.
Some of the game’s greatest names will take on the pursuit of the Dallah Trophy, including World No. 5 Bryson DeChambeau and Ryder Cup stars Tommy Fleetwood, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Tyrrell Hatton, Thorbjørn Olesen, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and 2018 Ryder Cup Team Europe Captain Thomas Bjørn.
David Spencer, Tournament Director, commented: “The 30th edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic marks a very special milestone for us. We cannot wait to celebrate 30 years of success and history with another fantastic event. There is a great deal of anticipation for the 2019 tournament and what will be a world-class weekend of golf.”
“It’s always exciting to see the venue start to take shape with the installation of the tournament village, spectator facilities, grandstands and hospitality stands. We look forward to the arrival of thousands of fans from all around the world in January” added Spencer.
To celebrate the 30 day countdown, the tournament are launching an exciting ‘30 Days of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic’ presented by founding partner, Emirates Global Aluminum. Fans can head over to the Instagram page @OmegaGolfDubai for the chance to win some iconic prizes from the tournament partners. A pair of VIP tickets will also be up for grabs daily during the 30 day countdown.
Spectators will be able to enjoy a range of exciting new additions to the tournament this year, including a brand new viewing platform on the 18th green, new spectator area on the 15th hole and a redesigned tournament village. With so much on offer, fans can take advantage of the event’s special 30th edition offer where they can enjoy a full four-day experience for only AED 250.
The 30th edition of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic will be held at Emirates Golf Club from 24 – 27 January, 2019.