Dubai's Moonlight Classic golfing season resurfaces with free fan access


Sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn will line up alongside compatriot Atthaya Thitikul, Europe's victorious Solheim Cup skipper Catriona Matthew and English legend Dame Laura Davies in a star-studded field competing under the floodlights at the 15th Dubai Moonlight Classic presented by EGA.

The 2021 tournament returns with visitor access and curated activities after the 2020 Dubai Moonlight Classic was played behind closed doors in a bio-secure bubble owing to COVID-19 restrictions.

Former world number one Ariya, and elder sibling Moriya, currently 23rd and 34th in The Rolex Rankings, will take to the Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club from October 27-29 alongside world No. 28 Thitikul, a two-time LET 2021 winner, Scottish star Matthew - a six-time LET career winner - and Davies, a four-time Major champion.

“It is always a pleasure to return to Dubai; the players love to come here and tackle the Faldo. The weather and conditions are perfect for golf, and the atmosphere is always excellent. Playing under floodlights is something unique and it gives the event an attractive dimension for new fans,” said golfing legend Davies, a seven-time LET Order of Merit winner and 20-time LPGA event champion.

In addition to free entry for all, a collaboration with Truckers UAE will provide spectators with a variety of culinary delights from the city’s vibrant local F&B scene.

This collaboration will bring eight of the UAE’s leading homegrown food trucks to Emirates Golf Club, including urban Mexican street food at La Patrona, fusion Maki rolls and Dim sum at Moshi, and Arabia-inspired street food at Shawarma Station.

Visitors of all age groups can also enjoy golf taster sessions run by the Peter Cowen Academy, against the backdrop of the Dubai Marina.

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