The Omega Dubai Desert Classic is Dubai’s biggest golfing tournament and one of the highlights of the PGA European Tour. Since the inaugural event in 1989 it has helped establish the city as a one of the world’s premier golfing destinations.
The tournament is held at the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club, the first grass championship course in Middle East. The par 72, 7,301 yard course was designed by Karl Litten and features seven lakes and many species of indigenous flora.
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2018 will be held from January 25 to 28. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the official tournament website (see below).
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic attracts some of the biggest names in professional golf. Tiger Woods has won the event twice. The most successful player is three-time winner Ernie Els. Rory McIlroy is the youngest winner. He was victorious in 2009 at the tender age of 19.
|2015||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland|
|2010||Miguel Angel Jimenez||Spain|
|2009||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland|
|2005||Ernie Els||South Africa|
|2002||Ernie Els||South Africa|
|1998||Jose Maria Olazabal||Spain|
|1994||Ernie Els||South Africa|
|1993||Wayne Westner||South Africa|
The 1991 tournament was cancelled due to the Gulf War.