Golfing option on holidays highlighted
Dubai, August 12, 2010
Middle East golf enthusiasts wanting to combine a luxury holiday with time on championship courses can opt for convenient leisure destinations close to the region, said an expert.
“Whether it’s a weekend trip or a business trip, holidays such as these make the perfect vacation,” said Thierry Bertin, VP sales and marketing, Hyatt International, South West Asia.
“Golf lovers get to spend time on first-class courses, while having the option to discover all the other glorious things Egypt and Nepal has to offer.”
Rich in culture, both Egypt and Nepal boast world-renowned hotels with first-class golf courses, major historical sites, shopping to die for and tasty treats – all of which is enticing Middle East tourists to these popular holiday hubs, he said.
For those with a longing for sun, sea and mountains, Taba Heights Resort in Egypt is set among 368 hectares of landscaped gardens and lagoons spread out along 5 km of coastline, Bertin said.
Taba Heights also features a championship 18-hole golf course overlooking Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Red Sea.
In Nepal, the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, a 280-room property, offers guests the chance to play the 6,715 yard Gokarna Golf Course.
For those preferring to spend leisure time at home, the UAE’s astounding coastal cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi boast a plethora of top golfing facilities situated in superb locations that are second to none, Bertin added.
The Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, an 18-hole green designed by golfing legend Gary Player, is adjacent to the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, which is due to be completed early next year.
Voted one of the world’s ‘Top Golf Courses,’ the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, is located on the shores of the creek and is also adjacent to the Park Hyatt Dubai. – TradeArabia News Service