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Tour Dates November 15th - 26th, 2017 (12 days)
Included meals 10 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Tour Host(s) John Wilson
Pricing from $7,295 CAD
Experience a fascinating culture with some of the finest golf courses in the world as we travel to Dubai to play them. We will see some of the most incredible architecture in the world, in the city that is rated the safest in the world. Enjoy courses by designers such as Nick Faldo, Ernie Els and Colin Montgomerie that are in pristine condition. One of the highlights is a nine hole night round under the lights, but other adventures await, such as the Sundowner Desert Dune Safari and Dinner Boat Cruise on Dubai Creek.
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Itinerary

Day 1 - Departure day

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Today we trek to the airport with our clubs in tow, excited to be travelling to what many call a big kids Disneyland. Dubai in the '80s was no more than a few scattered buildings, and the homes along the creek. Now it is rated as the fourth city in the world to visit, and one of the safest. We catch our connecting flight and are on our way.

Day 2 - Arrive in Dubai

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

OverviewThis evening we arrive in Dubai where we will be met by our hosts and driver, and taken to our hotel to check in and prepare for the days ahead.

Day 3 - Dubai city tour

Friday, November 17th, 2017

BurjKalifaThis morning after a later breakfast, we are picked up at the hotel, and taken on a tour of some of the highlights of the city. First we head out to Souk Madinath Jumeirah, a modern day version of the old souks we will see around the area. Here, we have an incredible view of the Burj Al Arab Hotel and enjoy a nice walk through the water park. Next we travel to Palm Jumeirah and take the monorail through the development to the Atlantis Hotel where we can take in the Aquarium, Waterworld and have lunch. After our lunch break, we go back to Dubai and visit the Burj Khalifa, the highest manmade structure in the world. We will ride up to the Observation deck and get an amazing view over the entire city. We finish our touring with a visit to the Dubai Mall and a chance to see the water show. Dinner tonight is on our own, but there are literally hundreds of restaurants right in the mall area.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Golf The Address Montgomerie Course

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

MontgomerieGoldCourseAfter breakfast we'll load up our clubs and head out for our first round of golf at the beautiful "The Address Montgomerie Dubai" course – awarded Dubai’s 2016 Best Golf Course. It provides the player with undulating ‘links’ style fairways with generous landing areas that challenge and intrigue all levels of player.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Emirates Golf Club, Majlis Course

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

MajlisGoldCourseA special treat today as we play a course which consistently rates in the "Top One Hundred" courses of the world. The Majlis course was the first green grass course in the Middle East, and has hosted the Omega Dubai Desert since 1989. After our round on this beautiful tree lined course, relax in the beautiful club house and enjoy the view, and once everyone is finished for the day, we'll enjoy a lovely meal at one of the many restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - The Els Club

Monday, November 20th, 2017

ElsGolfCourseToday we make the short trek out to play the new Ernie Els Signature club in Sports City. A beautiful wide open course that is maintained to an extremely high level. This club is very close to the Jumeirah Clubs which are hosting the DP World Tour Championship while we are there. If time permits, we will try to get in to watch some of the top European as well as North American pros compete. Dinner this evening is at our leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Explore the Souks - Night Golf

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

DubaiMuseumToday we tour Old Dubai and the Dubai Creek area. We start with a short ride to the entrance of the Gold Souk and get lost in all the incredible gold, loose precious stones and beautiful jewelry. Then, at the Spice Souk we are immersed in the scents and tastes from around the world. A short water taxi takes us across Dubai Creek into the textile area and the oldest part of Dubai. Here we see the Dubai Museum and the Grand Mosque, areas that often claim 'famous people sightings'. We return to our hotel to freshen up and grab some lunch and our clubs, as we have the opportunity to get in a game of night golf at the beautiful Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club par 3 course.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Dubai Creek - Dune Safari

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

DesertSafariThis morning after breakfast we return to Dubai Creek Golf course and play the tournament course. From the time we arrive to the splendour of the distinctive sail shaped club house, until we enjoy a cold one after our round, we will be thrilled with this magnificent course along the banks of Dubai Creek. This afternoon we are picked up in four wheel drive vehicles to be taken on a Sundowner Dune Safari! Our excursion starts with a demonstration of Falconry, one of the UAE national past times. After watching these beautiful birds go through their paces, we experience a thrilling ride through the dunes, stopping at sundown to take some incredible pictures of the dunes at sunset. Then we enjoy a wonderful dinner at the desert camp before being brought back to our hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 - Abu Dhabi Tour

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

ZayedGrandMosqueToday we travel out of Dubai to visit the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. First we stop for refreshments on Yas Island, just next to the F1 circuit. We continue to Abu Dhabi and take a stroll along the beautiful Corniche, or sea wall. At the Emirates Palace hotel we have a photo opportunity. Before leaving Abu Dhabi, we see the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, built to accommodate over 40,000 worshippers, and an absolutely stunning building. Later, we return to our hotel in Dubai.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Emirates Faldo Course - Dinner cruise

Friday, November 24th, 2017

BateauxCruiseA trip back to the Emirates course allows us to enjoy a round on the Faldo course, which was redesigned by Sir Nick in 2005. Originally called the 'The Wadi', taken from the Arabic word for 'valley' it was renamed after the renovation, and combines a stunning visual design with the nuances and challenges of any championship course. Tonight we enjoy a Bateaux Dinner Cruise along Dubai Creek.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 - Free Day - Farewell Dinner

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

BurjAlAribToday is a free day to explore on our own. Perhaps, spend time at the beach, enjoy high tea at the Burj Al Arab, check out Ski Dubai at the Emirates Mall, or return to the Dubai mall and wander at your leisure. Tonight we enjoy our farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 - Return home

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Early this morning we are transferred to the airport with fond memories of all we have seen and done, and the great golf courses we have played.

Meals: Breakfast

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Special Inclusions

  • Ride up the Burj Kalifa
  • Sundown Dune Safari and Dinner
  • Five rounds of golf on Championship Courses
  • Nine holes of night golf
  • Dinner Boat Cruise on Dubai Creek

Prices per person (CAD)

Calgary$7,295
Single supplement$750

Deposit

Deposit of $300 is fully refundable until August 31st, 2017

Included

  • 5 rounds of golf, plus 9 holes night golf
  • Return economy class airfare
  • Current airline taxes, fuel surcharges and airport fees
  • First-class hotels
  • First-class motorcoach
  • Meals as shown (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Professional tour guides
  • Sightseeing tours including entrance fees
  • Luggage handling at hotels
  • Tipping for included services
  • All foreign taxes
  • Strider Golf travel gift
  • Comprehensive and personalized tour documentation

Not included

  • Any visas required
  • Meals not shown
  • Power carts or pull carts (unless noted)
  • Beverages
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any airline luggage fees
  • Increases to surcharges, taxes or fees
  • Insurance
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