Sports and Activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (IV)
Sports and Activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Emirates Golf Club – Dubai’s most prestigious club
The oldest all-grass championship course in the Gulf, yet still the most prestigious, serves as the current home of the Dubai Desert Classic, one of the region’s major golfing events, as well as the Dubai Ladies Masters.
There are actually two courses here: The Majlis course (which is where the Dubai Desert Classic is held) and The Faldo course, both offering challenging, championship-standard golfing amidst beautifully landscapes, featuring plenty of indigenous flora and a string of fresh- and saltwater lakes. The Faldo course is floodlit throughout, making it the UAE’s only 18-hole championship-standard course which is playable after dark.
Excellent leisure amenities are provided in the striking clubhouse, designed to resemble a postmodern cluster of Bedouin tents.
Sports and Activities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Ferrari World
Looking like an enormous bright red spaceship unexpectedly crash-landed on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi (just over an hour's drive down the coast from Dubai), Ferrari World is the blockbuster attraction at the shiny new Yas Island, sitting right next to Abu Dhabi's Formula 1 race track.
Billed as the “world’s biggest indoor theme park”, Ferrari World is heaven for petrol heads of all ages, with load of Ferrari-themed rides and displays likely to appeal both to kids and grown-ups.
Try your hand at driving an F1 simulator, take a ride aboard the Formula Rosso rollercoaster (the fastest in the world) or find out what F1 race-day acceleration really feels like in the G Force “tower of speed”.
There are plenty of gentler family-oriented rides as well, while motorsports enthusiasts will enjoy the various exhibitions, including a virtual tour of the firm’s famous Maranello factory and displays of vintage and contemporary Ferraris.