Everything you need to know about the Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2020

One of the biggest sporting events of the year is back, here’s what’s happening

Everything you need to know about the Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2020

Dubai holds a rather unique position in the world of golf, with the emirate playing host to the final event of the European Tour season, and also one of the first every year.

Following a two-month hiatus after the Race to Dubai tournament concluded at the DP World Tour Championships at Jumeirah Golf Estates back in November, golf is back in the emirate. Following on from the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (which is taking place between Wednesday January 15 and Saturday 18), the tour moves to Emirates Golf Club in Dubai the following week for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2020.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2020.

What is it?
A four-day golf tournament, part of the European Tour, featuring some of the world’s top golfers. A prize fund of US$3.25million (approximately Dhs12million) awaits players including defending champion Bryson DeChambeau, 2018 winner Haotong Li, Tommy Fleetwood and more.

When is it?
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2020 is due to take place between Thursday January 23 and Sunday 26.

Where is it?
Emirates Golf Club, with the tournament taking place on the Majlis Course.

Who’s playing?
Top names set to feature at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2020 include (in order of rank):

Tommy Fleetwood
Byrson DeChambeau
Shane Lowry
Louis Oosthouizen
Henrik Stenson
Danny Willet
Sergia Garcia
Jazz Janewattananond
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Ian Poulter

There are also a number of golfers in the “Legends Category”, including Padraig Harrington, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Thomas Bjørn and more.

Why should I go?
Well, aside from the prospect of absolutely world-class action on the course, there’s plenty going on across the four days, too. A range of events, activations and parties will be taking place, whether it’s the Barasti Deck on the 15th hole, complete with daily happy hour deals, or mini golf, camel rides or a remote-controlled boat race for all the family to get involved with – there’s something for everyone.

There will also be a number of food stands to try throughout, including Motorino, Burgers & Buns, Kinara by Vikas Khanna, Jones The Grocer and so much more, so bring your appetite.

What time does it start?
The event takes place from 6am until 6pm daily.

How do I get tickets?
General Admission tickets are required for anyone aged over 17, and cost Dhs75 per person per day. A Season Ticket sets you back Dhs250 per person, and means you can save a total of Dhs50 if you visit every day of the tournament, compared to buying a ticket for each day. Kids under 16 can enter for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

You can purchase your tickets by heading to omegadubaidesertclassic.com.
From Dhs75. Jan 23-26, 6am-6pm. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills, omegadubaidesertclassic.com.

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