A classic in the desert
The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which takes place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It has been part of the European Tour schedule since its inauguration in 1989 and was the first European Tour event to be staged in the Middle East. Except for the 1999 and 2000 editions held at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, it has been played on the "Majlis" course at Emirates Golf Club.
The event, promoted and organised by Falcon, is noted for attracting some of the biggest stars in the world of golf. Ernie Els has had the most success, having won the Dubai Desert Classic on three occasions.