Dubai Desert Classic

World-class golf

Be a part of the first ever experience of the Dubai Desert Classic as part of the Rolex Series. Taking place on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf CLub, World Number Two and reigning Open champion Collin Morikawa and four-time Major winner Rory Mcllroy are among the world's best who will join defending champion Paul Casey, World Number Six Viktor Hovland, the first Norwegian to play in the Ryder Cup last year and his teammates Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Bernd Wiesberger, as well as their Captain, three-time winner Padraig Harrington.

The 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, will join Europe's all-time leading points scorer and fellow Major winner Sergio Garcia in the field, along with Danny Willett, Charl Schwartzel, and 2013 Masters Tournament champion Adam Scott. Henrik Stenson, victorious European Ryder Cup Captains Thomas Bjørn and Collin Montgomerie, Spanish Ryder Cup stars Rafa Cabrera Bello and Miguel Angel Jiménez and Scotland's Stephen Gallacher are teeing it up as well. Thomas Bjørn, Collin Montgomerie, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Miguel Angel Jiménez and Stephen Gallacher.

The Dubai Desert Classic will also provide a unique opportunity for one up-and-coming star, with Texan Sam Bennett claiming a sponsor exemption as the top-ranked player in the PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking.

World-class Golf
Tournament Town

Tournament Town

There’s no better place to be with friends and family, join the relaxed vibe among your favorite food trucks and best kids activities. Pull up a bean bag and enjoy the live entertainment. A family-friendly set up with both kids and adults in mind, this year’s Tournament Town is bigger and better than ever before!

For The Little Ones

In association with Toddle, the following activities will be available to enjoy throughout the 4 days:

  • Slime Station
  • Canvas Painting
  • Face Painting
  • Photobooth
Thursday - Sunday
Thursday activity highlights:
9am to 11am Kindness rocks
12 to 3pm Paper lantern painting
3.30pm Storytime
4.30 to 6pm Erupting volcano
7 to 9pm DIY playdough workshop
Friday activity highlights:
9am to 11am Water cycle experiment
11.15am Storytime
12.30 to 3pm Paper lantern painting
3.30pm Experiments
4-6pm Recycled plastic bracelet making
7 -9 pm DIY playdough workshop
Saturday activity highlights:
9am to 11am Water cycle experiment
11.15am Storytime
12.30 to 3pm Paper lantern painting
3.30 pm Bubble Show
4.30 to 6pm STEM craft
7-9pm DIY playdough workshop
Sunday activity highlights:
9am to 11am Erupting Volcano workshop
11.15am Newspaper bag making
12.20 to 3pm Paper lantern painting
3.30pm Bubble Show
4.30 to 6pm STEM craft
7-9pm DIY playdough workshop

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday Tournament Town comes to life with a variety of Stilt Walkers, Giant Ball Walkers, a Bubble Lady and Tree People!

Enjoy live music from 6 pm on the Tournament town stage. It's sure to be entertaining every night with a lineup of artists – including Lisa Goldin, Greg Pearson, Martyn Crocker, and Who's Who!

Pink Saturday

Support one of the Tournament's main charities, the Al-Jalila Foundation by wearing something pink on Saturday 29 January 2022.

Join the Players, caddies and other attendees in this worthwhile cause. There will be a Best Dressed competition for adults and for children, a pink flower wall to participate in social media competitions and spot prizes and F&B offers of over AED2,000 on the day! Join us and let's Paint the Town Pink!

Pink Saturday

Dallah Lounge Hospitality

Overlooking 9th and 18th green

Join us to experience the FIRST of its kind, relocated hospitality making its debut at the Dubai Desert Classic. Spectators can soak up the electric golfing action throughout the day and watch live from the comfort of the Dallah Lounge terraces and Sky deck like never before.

BOOK NOW Dubai Desert Classic

Going for the Green- Sustainability Initiative

The Dubai Desert Classic is hosting its inaugural Sustainability Sunday, to bring the tournament’s green and sustainable initiatives into focus.

Sustainability Sunday will showcase efforts which fall under four themes; waste, transport, energy and legacy.

The tournament will aim to reduce waste sent to landfill through specialist waste management and the replacement of plastic bottles on course with refillable options. Initiatives also include a switch to digital ticketing, a campaign to encourage the use of metro and public transport by spectators, the use of solar energy and bio-diesel by Aggreko to power the event, and a symbolic seed planting of the Ghaf tree, the national tree of the UAE, by players in association with Goumbook.

Other sustainable efforts by tournament partners include a ban on single-use cutlery by JA Resorts and Hotels, the recycling of PVC used during tournament week into other products by Arena, and the use of cans and compostable cups by Wasl.

In addition to these efforts, the Dubai Desert Classic is making a three-year commitment to environmental and social responsibility through GEO certification, and is set to join the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework.

Go for the Green

Travel Guide:

How to get there:

As parking spaces are limited, your best option is to take the metro. If there isn’t a metro station nearby, we have found the best options for you to park and ride. The following metro stations offer free parking so you are able to drive there, park your car for free and hop on the metro to get to Al Khail metro station, right at the entrance of the Emirates Golf Club! It couldn’t be easier!

  • Centrepoint Metro Station
  • Etisalat Metro Station
  • Jabal Ali Station
SDDC 2022 Spectator Map