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Abu Dhabi welcomes 120 european golf pros to its golf courses

Abu Dhabi has been showing off its golf courses to more than 120 golf professionals from northern Europe. In a joint campaign between Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and Swedish golf tour operator Golf Plaisir, golf pros were invited to visit the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Golf Club.

Abu Dhabi welcomes 120 european golf pros to its golf courses

Abu Dhabi has welcomed more than 120 golf professional from northern Europe to its sunny golf courses.

In an event organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and Sweden-based golf tour operator Golf Plaisir, the pros visited the emirate's golf courses and attractions.

The golf pros from Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Norway played games at the award-winning Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Golf Club, and visited an array of cultural attractions across the emirate.

Last year, the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority drove a golf tourism campaign to showcase the emirate's golf offerings to markets in China, India, Europe, the United Arab Emirates, and the GCC.

In 2014 alone, Abu Dhabi hosted 139, 175 rounds of golf at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Yas Links Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, Al Ghazal Golf Club and Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club.

Approximately 20,750 of these games were played by international overseas guests, a significant increase from the 6,674 games played in 2011.

The emirate's golf tourism sector is said to be worth $17 million annually and the initiative will be launched in key source markets such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia Germany, France, China, Korea and Japan.

The emirate has become a leading destination for golf holidays in the Middle East, and there are a wide selection of golf packages available to tourists. Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and a popular holiday destination for festivals, sporting events and shopping.

Popular tourist attractions include the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Khalifa Park, the waterfront, the Marina Mall, the Abu Dhabi Mall and the oceanfront Corniche. The vibrant city boasts luxury hotel chains, lavish shopping malls and boutiques, lush green parks and golden sandy beaches.

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