4 summer golf specials in Dubai

If you can cope with the heat, there are some great golf deals to be had
4 summer golf specials in Dubai
Night golf at the Emirates
Eddie Taylor06 Jul 2015 AT 04:05 PM
Eddie Taylor06 Jul 2015 AT 04:05 PM

Being outside isn’t normally to be recommended in the summer. Too humid, too uncomfortable, too… un-air-conditioned. However, it’s also when you can find some incredible deals on places and activities that are usually slipping into the “extravagant” category. Luxury hotels, for one. Golf for another.

If you have ever thought about taking up golf – good for exercise, great for networking – then now might just be the time. Dubai’s courses are offering a range of attractive packages to keep people on the fairways throughout the dog days of summer. Here are some of the better deals:

Night Golf and burgers
Where: Emirates Golf Club
One of the better ways to avoid the heat is to avoid the sun altogether. Not that night time equates to temperate conditions, but by playing after the sun has disappeared for the day you can take advantage of a drop of at least six or seven degrees. The floodlit Faldo course at the Emirates is ideal as well as novel – although it’s probably only advised for straight hitters. Here’s what you get:
- tee-off anytime until 9.55pm on week days
- 9 holes will cost AED280
- tee-off after 8pm for 9 holes and you get a burger and beverage in Spike Bar

If you want to learn, they also do special deals at the Academy. A Gold Pass will cost AED2,800 and includes eight half-hour lessons, unlimited driving range access and unlimited Par 3 access – all until September 14. Bargain.
Contact: Website

Unlimited Golf Wildcard
Where: Meydan Golf
This is a tiered package at Meydan, a pay-and-play course that is part of the racetrack of the same name, which delivers a full range of benefits – from equipment, tee-times and food and beverage discounts. A single one-month Wildcard will cost AED1,250 (two can be bought for AED2,000) will deliver the buyer:
- unlimited golf seven days a week – including floodlit golf
- 12 TaylorMade golf balls
- driving range access
- golf buggy use
- 25 percent off at Qube Sports Bar

Packages also include two-month (AED2,000) and four-month (AED3,000) Wildcards
Contact: Website

Hot Golf
Where: Dubai Creek
You can play the famous Dubai Creek Golf Course between 10am and 12 noon between Sunday and Thursday and pay just AED150 for 18 holes (UAE residents) instead of the regular summer midweek rate of AED375. The offer is valid until September 15. The deal includes shared golf cart and range balls before play.
Contact: Website

Summer rates
Where: Al Badia Golf Club
This is one of our favourite courses in Dubai. The spectacular clubhouse, the Creek-side setting and the beautifully kept fairways in mature grounds all make this a gem of a place to play. The summer prices should also attract anyone on their way to nearby IKEA to take a rapid detour. For UAE residents, you can play for these rates:
- tee-off between 10.30am and 1pm and 18 holes will cost AED150
- tee-off between 4pm and 4.50pm and 18 holes will cost AED150
- 9 holes after 5pm will cost just AED125

Contact: Website