Abu Dhabi set to continue status as global sporting hub with upcoming Challenge Tour events

The United Arab Emirates’ capital city is poised to extend its presence on the global sporting stage over the next two weeks, serving as the location for an exciting Challenge Tour double-header.

Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club makes its Challenge Tour debut as host venue of the Abu Dhabi Challenge from April 18-21 before Saadiyat Beach Golf Club provides the setting for the UAE Challenge from April 25-28.

This pair of high-profile golf events, supported by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, will witness some of the world’s rising stars compete against each other under the desert sun and mark another action-packed sporting month in the capital.

The tournaments help to further solidify Abu Dhabi’s status as a global sporting hub, adding to the city’s prestigious lineup of events, including the Formula 1, the upcoming UFC 308 fight night as well as the eagerly-awaited Abu Dhabi Championship in November.

His Excellency Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “Abu Dhabi has become a standout destination for world class sport, which continues with upcoming back-to-back Challenge Tour events on two great golf courses.

“This pair of highly-anticipated events was a great success last year and I’m looking forward to seeing the golfing world’s upcoming stars in action once more.

“These two tournaments, along with the high-profile Abu Dhabi Championship in November, play a key role in marketing Abu Dhabi as a golf tourism destination and adds significant local economic value with each year.

“They complement an ever-growing sporting calendar in the capital, which sees Abu Dhabi play host to several world-class sporting events including several prestigious golf tournaments.”

The two upcoming Challenge Tour events, which are also supported by Arena, Phoenix Capital and Al Laith, are also part of the European Tour group’s long-term partnership with the Emirates Golf Federation (EGF), which aims to develop golf in the UAE for at least the next decade.

Thirty spots in each upcoming tournament will be allocated to the EGF to help create playing opportunities and provide a pathway for UAE golfers, with both events part of the global 2024 Road to Mallorca schedule.

Golf fans are encouraged to come along to both events to support the stars of tomorrow with entry free of charge and no ticket required.

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