Dubai Desert Classic
|Location||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Course(s)||Emirates Golf Club|
|Length||7,316 yards (6,690 m)|
|Month played||January, February|
|Tournament record score|
266 Thomas Bjørn (2001)
266 Stephen Gallacher (2013)
266 Rory McIlroy (2015)
−22 Thomas Bjørn (2001)
−22 Stephen Gallacher (2013)
−22 Rory McIlroy (2015)
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which takes place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It has been part of the European Tour schedule since its inauguration in 1989, and was the first European Tour event to be staged in the Middle East. Except for the 1999 and 2000 editions, which were held at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, it has been played on the "Majlis" course at Emirates Golf Club.
The event, promoted and organised by golf in Dubai, is noted for attracting some of the biggest stars in the world of golf. Ernie Els has had the most success, having won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on three occasions. It celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014.
The 1995 edition was the first live event broadcast on Golf Channel.
- Official website
- Coverage on European Tour's official site
- Dubai Golf History