With its skyline towers, luxury shopping and excellent beaches, it is no wonder that golf breaks in Abu Dhabi are so popular. Named golf destination of the year in 2012, the Golf Travel Centre has some incredible options to choose from. The luxurious Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa is perfectly situated for golf in Abu Dhabi, as it is located right by the exclusive 27-hole Championship golf course, home to the PGA European Tour Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. When taking a break from the links, there are many activities suitable for all the family, including the Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World and the waterpark; for culture, visit a mosque or holy place. Discover the very best Abu Dhabi golf holidays on offer right now at the Golf Travel Centre.
Known for challenging world records (faster roller coaster, highest high tea, tower with the greatest lean, etc) Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Golf in Abu Dhabi is fittingly record breaking and spectacular, and the city is home to some of the best golf courses in the world. The city has developed rapidly, resulting in a large and advance metropolis, and is the country’s centre of political activity. With a golf holiday to Abu Dhabi, you really are in the thick of it.
Hidden in the suburbs of Sas Al Nakhl, our golf travel experts recommend Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa. Perfectly situated to enjoy the city and also the space, this resort is luxury personified. The course is on of the best golf courses in Abu Dhabi, and plays host to the international HSBC Golf Championship every year. What’s more, every room has a floor to ceiling window that opens onto the course, meaning that on or off the course, you can keep an eye on your game!
Off the Course
For a truly spectacular cultural sight and experience, we recommend a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. No Emirates golf holiday can be complete without a trip to the largest mosque in the country: during Eid it can be visited by over 41,000 people! For something beautiful and incongruous, try the ‘Garden City’ of Al Ain - a network of oases that form a Unesco-recognised cultural site, Al Ain is a short drive from the city, and is home to some truly gorgeous gardens.
In the summer, temperatures in Abu Dhabi can reach highs of a whopping 48°C. We therefore highly recommend golfing in Abu Dhabi in the shoulder seasons: April to may, or september to october. These months provide pleasant weather, manageable crowds and reasonable rates. For the best weather (not too hot or humid) we recommend visiting in the winter, between December and March.