This week in the office we have been getting excited about one of the top regular season events on the Race to Dubai, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Some of the best in golf are currently arriving into Dubai, jewel of the Middle East, where they will compete at Emirates Golf Club to become the 31st champion of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Launched in 1989, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic was the first European Tour event to ever take place in the Middle East or Asia.

Aside from a brief stint at Dubai Creek in 1999, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic has found a home for most of the past 30 years at the Majlis Course, the first grass course in the Middle East and the flagship course at Emirates Golf Club.

Majlis Course - Emirates Golf Club, offering views of the Dubai Skyline

Majlis Course – Emirates Golf Club, Dubai

The Majlis championship course is a challenging par 72, 7,301-yard layout. It contains an abundance of native flora, meandering fairways and a host of freshwater lakes, all of which are overlooked by the towering Dubai skyline.

An outstanding feature of the course is the renowned Majlis building which is positioned in the middle of the 8th and 9th holes.

Majlis Course - Emirates Golf Club, offering views of the Dubai Skyline

Majlis Course – Emirates Golf Club, Featuring The Majlis Building To The Far Right

The Majlis Course & Omega Dubai Desert Classic has heaps of history. In 2009, our very own Rory McIlroy’s had his first European Tour Victory and first win on a Major Tour at the age of only 19. Rory remains the youngest ever winner of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, but with him not competing this year, who do you think will follow Bryson DeChambeau as the next champion of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Here’s what we think:

Omega Dubai Desert Classic - Chaka Travel Staff Picks

Omega Dubai Desert Classic – Chaka Travel Staff Picks

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