Dubai Golf driving golf tourism in the UAE

Breaking Travel News continues its series of golf tourism reports ahead of the debut World Golf Awards to be held in The Algarve, Portugal, next month.

On this occasion Phil Blizzard visits the Emirates Golf Club an iconic golf course, and home to the Dubai Desert Classic, which last year celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Overlooking the first tee he talks to Christopher May, chief executive, Dubai Golf, about the importance and growth of golf tourism to the economy.

But first we begin with an overview of some of their key tournaments.