Abu Dhabi records 49 per cent increase in golf tourism in 2013
New figures released by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority have revealed that golf holidays in the emirate increased by 49 per cent in 2013 compared to the previous year. Overseas golf tourism in the United Arab Emirate capital is dominating the Middle East region and the surge in visitors has been helped by the 'Golf in Abu Dhabi' initiative.
Abu Dhabi has become a leading golf destination in the Middle East after recent figures released by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority revealed the capital of the United Emirates received a significant increase in overseas golfers.
The number of tourists taking golf holidays in Abu Dhabi increased by 49 per cent in 2013, compared to the previous year and this is thought to have been helped by the emirate's "Golf in Abu Dhabi" initiative.
"With an international promotional campaign working in key markets, positioning the emirate's fluid and straightforward approach to business, there is reason to suggest numbers will continue on this upward trend."
Commented Chris White, the General Manager of the award-winning Yas Links golf course.
The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship has been taking place this week and runs until 19th Janaury and has featured some of the world's best golfers, who are competing at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
The Abu Dhabi Global Ambassador, Matteo Manassero, will be joined by players including Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia and HenrikStenson.
"It's without doubt one of the world's finest golf destinations. At every corner of the globe I travel for golf tournaments, I am inundated with people asking me about Abu Dhabi and what experiences are on offer. I tell them it's where I spend my time practicing between events, because of the golf facilities and because of the hotels and relaxation it affords visitors. It is number one for me."
Travellers taking golfing holidays in Abu Dhabi holidays will be able to choose from several courses including the18-hole country course at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club; the floodlit, nine-hole urban course at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club; and the 18-hole sand course at Al Ghazal Golf Club.
The emirate has become a leading destination for golf holidays in the Middle East and thanks to the Golf in Abu Dhabi initiative, there are a wide selection of golf packages available to tourists.
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