For the third edition of Dubai Design Week, the weeklong event returns with a larger more diverse programme, strengthening Dubai’s position as a global hub for the design and creative industries. Dubai Design Week will take place across the city with over 550 designers participating in a six-day celebration of ground-breaking design and ideas, free for all to attend.
The countdown to the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic has begun in earnest with organisers of the season-ending Ladies European Tour event inviting fans to register online for free tickets.
A sterling field, headlined by Women’s British Open champion, In-Kyung Kim Dame Laura Davies, Suzann Pettersen and Britanny Lincicome, will line up for honours, promising first-class sporting action on the fairways of Emirates Golf Club’s iconic Majlis course from December 6 to 9.
Entry to the tournament is free, but fans must register online for tickets. The daily Clubhouse Terrace Hospitality ticket is priced at Dh275 and the season Clubhouse Terrace Hospitality pass is available for Dh1,100.
What better way to experience New Year’s Eve than watching the most incredible firework display from your favourite day to night beach club. Zero Gravity is poised to host the biggest New Year’s celebration to date.
On the main stage, Zero Gravity will welcome back two of the biggest DJs for 2017 – Jax Jones and Sigma. Jones, the huge English multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and DJ is best known for featuring on Duke Dumont’s number one hit “I Got U” and his 2016 top ten single “You Don’t Know Me”. His sunny, uplifting songs incorporate a wide range of musical influences and are the perfect for the end of year celebration. Also, flying the flag for British music is Sigma who will be whipping up the party loving crowd with their renowned drum & bass beats. Their UK number 1 single “Nobody to Love” was an international smash-hit and their follow up singles “Changing” feat. Paloma Faith and “Glitterball” made subsequent waves in the music industry.
As Jumeirah Golf Estates prepares to welcome 65,000 fans, 60 of the world’s top golfers and more than 200 global press to the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai the season finale of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, the leading residential golf community lifts the curtain on the preparation required to host a truly global sporting event in Dubai. As the tournament takes place for the ninth time, Jumeirah Golf Estates is poised to again host the season-ending finale from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 November – kick starting preparations across the entire community as the sporting world shifts its gaze to the climax of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai. The Championship Village will offer wider range of food and beverage outlets than ever before plus a brand new trick shot artist, Paul Barrington. Spectators can try out their hand at DP World’s six-hole mini golf challenge or practice their skills around world famous landmarks in the DP World Around the World Challenge.
- With at least 65,000 golf fans expected to attend the 4-day tournament, the Championship Village, 4 grandstands, 7 hospitality chalets, 4 giant TV screens and 11 scoreboards have been under construction for the past 8 weeks to ensure all spectators have a first class experience.
- Throughout the tournament 70 Jumeirah Golf Estates’ groundskeepers, under the direction of Mark Tupling, diligently attend daily to over 7,675 yards of the award-winning18-hole Earth course to ensure the fairways and greens are in pristine condition to play championship golf.
- For the unlucky players, there are a total of 99 bunkers on the 72 par 18 hole Earth course.
- There are over 1,500 irrigation sprinklers keeping the course in pristine condition.
- The tournament offers seating on the first, ninth, 17th and 18th holes brings the total number of grandstand seats to 1,832.
- US$13,000,000 of prize money from the DP World Tour Championship prize fund (US$8,000,000) and a Race to Dubai Bonus Pool (US$5,000,000).
- Nearly 21,000 VIP guests will enjoy the spacious 2,475 m2 hospitality pavilion with breakfast, lunch and tea, the best view on Earth overlooking the 18thhole and the Jumeirah Golf Estates Clubhouse.
- Over 200 chefs are preparing to serve over 15,000 meals to players, spectators and tournament staff throughout the week.
- 31,920 forks will be used and washed just feeding the officials and players
- Over 1,490 rehydration drinks will be drunk by the players during the course of the tournament week
- Over 1,700 pieces of fruit where taken from the first and 10th tee by the players and their caddies last year during tournament week
- 253 DP World Tour Championship volunteers will descend on Jumeirah Golf Estates to help manage the crowds at the UAE’s most popular golf event under the leadership of Chief Marshal Jenni Hoskins – 150 UAE residents, 103 international, 173 men, 75 women, 169 returning volunteers, 84 new volunteers and 18 have participated in all 9 tournaments.
- Under the leadership of Andrew Morley over 100 students from GEMS Wellington International School will provide scoring support to help keep track of all the birdies, eagles and albatrosses shot by some of the best golfers in the world.
- Away from the sporting action, 14 Dubai-favoUrites are building pop-up restaurants and bars in the Championship Village including NKD Pizza, Melt, and Baskin Robbins.
- Over 500 tournament staff from the European Tour, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Tour Productions, hostesses and security.
- By the end of the 2017 DP World Tour Championship, US$450,000 will have been raised for tournament charities Friends of Cancer Patients and Special Needs Foundation over the past 8 years.
- 1,844 hours of tournament TV coverage shot by 138 TV crew will be beamed into 486 million homes around the world. An additional 30 mins of live TV coverage will be shown this year on both Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th for the final two rounds.
Abdulaziz Bukhatir, Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Executive Director Corporate Services said: “It’s a privilege to host this exciting tournament. This is the ninth year and we’re looking forward to another great week. “We believe we have created an unrivalled sport and lifestyle community for our residents and hosting the DP World Tour Championship gives us a wonderful opportunity to showcase our development to the thousands of spectators who visit the event and the millions more watching around the world. “This tournament is great for Dubai in general as it really puts the emirate’s footprint on the world map.” Nick Tarratt, Director European Tour International – Dubai Office said “With the top 60 players in the Race to Dubai competing in the European Tour’s US$8 million season-ending event this week, the eyes of golf fans around the globe will be focused on the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Since the inaugural event in 2009 the DP World Tour Championship has become one of world golf’s true flagship events and with the help of our wonderful sponsors and exemplary host venue, the 65,000 fans who come through the gates can expect not only top quality golf, but a five-star spectator experience for all the family.”
Promising the most impressive collection of luxury fine jewellery and gems that the region has ever seen, VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show 2017 is taking place this weekend at Dubai World Trade Centre. Peruse the latest collections and product launches from more than 500 international and local brands, sit front row at daily trend catwalk shows and meet top international celebrities – all in just four days!
VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show is open to both retail and trade visitors. The show is open 2pm-10pm from November 15, 16 and 18 2017, and 3pm-10pm on November 17 2017. Entry is free. For more information please visit www.jewelleryshow.com