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Dubai & Abu Dhabi Golfers Dream Tour

Below is a sample itinerary of a past Goway Group. It is provided to give you an idea of what we have already done & what you might also consider doing.

However, because of timing, your own group's special interests and budget, we expect to custom make a program just for you. Contact your favorite travel agent click on "Inquire about this Trip" to fill out request for a group quotation.

Day 1

Arrive Abu Dhabi

Welcome to the United Arab Emirates. Upon arrival, we are met and transferred to our Dubai hotel. Tonight we enjoy a ‘Welcome to Dubai’ dinner on one of Dubai’s famous floating restaurants. D

Overnight: Jumeirah Beach Hotel (5 nights)

Day 2

Dubai Tour & Afternoon Golf

This we enjoy a tour of the fascinating sights that make up Dubai including visits to the magnificent Jumeirah Mosque, the old merchant houses in Bastakia and the 150-year-old Al Fahidi Fort. We will also take a short trip on a boat called an Abra across Dubai Creek to visit the famous Spice and Gold Souks. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. After lunch, we transfer to the Emirates Golf club for a fantastic round of golf. BL

Golf at Majlis course – Emirates Golf Club
The Majlis was the first all-grass course in Dubai opened in 1988. The course set-up is always magnificent, with each tee giving you clear guidance of where you want to be. The greens are large and undulating, with the famous finishing par 5 over water to a large egg-timer-shaped green. The design of the clubhouse reflects a Bedouin tented village, a large white structure which is complemented by desert flora and fauna flourished over the past 20 years. The design of the clubhouse, constructed in the style of a large Bedouin tented village is the Majlis and takes its name from the Arabic for "meeting place". Inside the hospitality is both welcoming and comfortable, with a large terraced area overlooking the putting green. The Majlis course is one of the players’ favorite on the European tour and regularly attracts Tiger Woods to the annual event.

Day 3

Morning Round of Golf

Morning Golf at Dubai Creek Golf Club. There is a unique charm to Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, nestled between the serene settings of the tranquil Creek and just a 'drive' away from the bustling city centre. A round of golf at Dubai's second grass course, and previous host of the Dubai Desert Classic has a unique golfing experience for Dubai. The Creek went through a complete course refurbishment on the front nine holes in 2004/5 and now re-opened in 2006 it has transformed the Creek into a challenging par-71 course.

The well-groomed fairways lined with date palms and coconut trees, attractive water hazards and shrubbery lends a tropical air to the Club. The iconic clubhouse, designed to mirror the sails of the traditional Arab dhow - has been one of the most photographed landmarks since it opened in 1993, capturing the essence of Dubai's seafaring traditions and presenting the perfect fusion of heritage with modernity and style. It always provides a warm welcome and an opportunity to reflect on your round of golf overlooking the course and the wonderful marina.

After our game, we join our group for a delicious lunch at the golf club. Our afternoon is free to explore Dubai on our own.

Evening Desert Safari & Dinner. Leaving behind the bustle of the city in the afternoon, your safari guides will take you, by four-wheel-drive vehicles, for a thrilling journey over rolling dunes deep into the heart of the desert. The flickering lights of your camp beckon, where a traditional Arabian welcome awaits you. Relax on comfortable low cushions in Bedu tents, explore a traditional spice souk, have your hands painted with intricate designs, experience a short camel ride, or just enjoy the aromatic shisha (hubbly bubbly). A sumptuous feast of grilled meats, fresh salads and delectable Arab sweets is served and under a starlit sky, you will be entertained by the bewitching belly dancer as she sways to the haunting strains of Arabian music. BLD

Day 5

Morning Round of Golf

Morning Golf at Arabian Ranches Golf Course. Opened in February 2004 the design is modeled on a true desert-style course similar to found in Palm Springs, California and Scottsdale. The course goes out in two rings of 9 holes from the clubhouse and has some immaculate fairways and greens flanked by desert and natural terrain of indigenous shrubs and bushes. The course has some long carries from the back tee's, and a test of golf that to break handicap is always a wonderful feeling. If achieved then you will be well-deserving of a cool beer on the 19th. The clubhouse is a magnificent building overlooking the 9th & 18th holes. Constructed in a Spanish theme it contains a fantastic bar and restaurant grill, and 11 guest rooms providing accommodation on-site. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, why not consider one of our suggested optional activities for your free afternoon:

Visit the Burj Al Arab, for drinks at the sky-view bar or dinner at the International restaurant. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, the hotel soars to a height of 321 metres, dominating the Dubai coastline. At night, it offers an unforgettable sight, surrounded by choreographed colour sculptures of water and fire. This all-suite hotel reflects the finest that the world has to offer.

Skiing in the desert – indoor ski rink at the Mall of the Emirates: Ski Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing, or just playing in the snow. Young or old, there is something for everyone, from the beginner to the snow sports enthusiast. Ski Dubai is a unique mountain-themed attraction that offers you the opportunity to enjoy real snow in Dubai all year round. BLD

Day 5

Full Day Musandam Sea Safari

A fascinating road and sea trip, you will depart from Dubai to join our Musandam leisure trip which starts from the Omani Dibba Port. Once aboard the wooden dhow or speed boat, you will soon be sailing through the beautiful fjords of Musandam.

En route, you will pass by the Haffa Beach and Haffa Village where you can enjoy a relaxing swim in the Gulf of Oman and do some basic snorkelling. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch as the tour continues to the famous stone houses, fishing villages, the village of Zeke, the spectacular White Mountains, cutting rocks and other beautiful bays of Musandam. Picnic Lunch, water and soft drinks will be served on this tour. BL

Day 6

Coach Transfer to Abu Dhabi & Afternoon Golf

Afternoon Golf time at The National, Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Abu Dhabi golf club is worth the additional 30 minutes Travelling time from Dubai. The course hosts a European Tour event annually and provides another fantastic and luxurious experience within the UAE. The championship course is carved out of the desert across 162 hectares of land. The course is a true desert test with natural undulating greens, fairways, and meandering through pockets of palm and ornamental trees, and seven saltwater lakes that come into play on several holes. There are some strategically well-placed bunkers and some huge greens. Looking over the 9th & 18th holes is the impressive clubhouse, shaped into the outstretched wings of a falcon. Inside the clubhouse offers a warm and relaxed atmosphere. B

Overnight: Sheraton Abu Dhabi (2 nights)

Day 7

Morning Round of Golf

Morning Golf time at The Saadiyat Golf Course, Abu Dhabi. Set in the Arabian Gulf's ultimate address and boasting the Gulf's only ocean-side course, Saadiyat Beach is a secluded golf course that will open on November 1st, 2009. Saadiyat Beach, designed by golfing legend Gary Player promises to provide an unbelievable 18-hole championship course, with luxurious practice and hospitality facilities. The amphitheater-style course will have sweeping Gulf and beach views and be capable of hosting a major tournament in the future. It has been designed in a classic figure-eight configuration with a third of the course having views of the Saadiyat coastline. The course will also feature inland lakes and garden areas utilizing native grasses and desert palms.

While there is considerable focus on the Championship tees, there are several sets of tees on each hole to accommodate all levels of golfers. The design has taken much from the organic shape of the area so golfers do not have to play the same hole twice! Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner at our hotel. BD


Day 8

Depart Abu Dhabi For Home

We transfer to the airport to connect with our flights home. B

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