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Emirates to host unique‘Amateur Golfing Tournament Week’
exclusively for Ladies


For the first time in the region, a golfing event, "Ladies Golf Week", has been organised for ladies from around the world, which combines a regular golf tournament with a week for sightseeing exclusively for women golfers.

Organised by Independent Sports Marketing, based in Dubai, under the initiative of Lorraine Harrison and Monika Pils, the exclusive ‘Ladies Golf Week’ will be held from February 9 – 16, 2002, playing at the leading golf clubs in the country.

"The United Arab Emirates is highly reputed as one of the safest destinations in the world for women travelers," said Lorraine Harrison. "We have combined that factor with the attraction of the country’s world-class golf resorts and the unforgettable sights here to come up with this unique concept."

Women golfing enthusiasts from around the world, especially from Europe and Japan, as well as from the Emirates itself, are expected to avail of this rare opportunity to get away from the daily routine of home and work life for a week of golfing and sightseeing in the company of other women with similar interests.

"To the best of our knowledge, nothing of this nature has ever been organised in the region for the women golfer," said co-organiser Monika Pils. "They will be able to try their skills in a regular Tournament as well as take back home fond memories of their stay in this unusually safe and beautiful land."

The Tournament will see the golfing ladies playing in Dubai on the world renowned Majlis Course, of Desert Classic fame, and the Wadi Course at the Emirates Golf Club. In Abu Dhabi, they will be playing at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club by Sheraton on the National Course which hosted the Abu Dhabi Seniors Tour Championship in October 2000, followed up by 18 holes on the equally challenging Garden Course.

Between the golfing rounds, the visitors will have an opportunity to have a sun downer adventure in the rolling dunes of the Arabian desert, as well as visit the cultural and other places of interest to the visitor. Accommodation is arranged in luxurious hotels in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. A new website has been developed to provide detailed information about the Tournament and about the unique attractions of the Emirates for the woman traveler.

"I believe the Ladies Golf Week will become an increasingly popular concept in golfing worldwide, and we can expect to see more and more women coming especially to the Emirates to enjoy the best of both worlds – a great golfing time and a wonderful sightseeing experience," commented Mohamed J. Bu Amim, General Manager of Emirates Golf Club.

"We look forward to welcoming the ladies on our course," said Ghassan Mayo, A cting General Manager, Abu Dhabi Golf Club by Sheraton. "No doubt, with the golfing facilities they will enjoy here, coupled with their Arabian adventure, we wouldn’t be surprised to see most of them coming back next year for another exclusive week that Independent Sports Marketing has created just for them."

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