The award-winning five star Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa, situated on its own private 800 metre, palm lined beach, overlooking the golden shores of the Arabian Gulf, is considered the Middle East’s Leading Golf Resort by the prestigious World Travel Awards.
Renowned for its relaxed holiday atmosphere and the option to stay in one of two beachfront hotels, Jebel Ali is known as Dubai’s only true resort, because of its outstanding variety of offers and its wide range of leisure activities.
With over 50 things to do throughout the holidays, guests can choose to golf at the championship-standard 9-hole course, ride at the stables, explore the bio-garden, make a splash with some water sports or simply relax by the beach or in the spa.
But it is golf that is the real star of the show.
Stuart McMurdo, golf operations manager, Jebel Ali, talks to Breaking Travel News
Golfers can enjoy the delights of playing a course used by legendary players including Tiger Woods and Ernie Els.
The 9-hole, par 36, championship standard course is situated within the idyllic grounds of the resort.
Designed by Peter Harradine and opened in 1998, each hole is uniquely landscaped with exotic trees, shrubs and original desert flora and also features a saltwater lake which comes into play on five holes.
The wooden gazebos, views of the Arabian Gulf and peacocks which freely roam the fairways have added a special charm to this course that is a fair and exciting challenge for golfers of all abilities.
Breaking Travel News talks to Nadine Hasse, horse riding manager at Jebel Ali
Jebel Ali is also home to a riding stables, managed by a talented riding instructor who looks after the well-being of the horses as well as tutoring guests.
The stables are all air-conditioned stables and located alongside a spacious paddock where riding lessons take place.