Abu Dhabi welcomed more than 120 golf professionals from across northern Europe to experience the range of Golf courses across the emirate.
Organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) along with Sweden-based golf tour operator Golf Plaisir, the golf pros from Sweden, Germany, Norway and Denmark enjoyed the winter sun break in Abu Dhabi.
During the visit, the golfers teed off at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Golf Club along with visiting a number of cultural attractions.
TCA Abu Dhabi last year teed up an ambitious golf tourism drive to strengthen the capital’s standing as a world-class golfing destination by targeting expanding golf markets in Europe, China, India and across the GCC as well as across UAE.
Targeting a wide range of consumer and travel trade marketing and awareness building activities, a dedicated golf portal on visitabudhabi.ae is focused on marketing for golf enthusiasts and serves as a one-stop-shop to connect with them.
In 2014, Abu Dhabi’s leading golf courses – Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Yas Links Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, Al Ghazal Golf Club and Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club – hosted 139,175 rounds of golf, of which 20,757 were from international overseas guests. In 2011, this figure stood at 6,674.