LONDON – This Thursday, November 17, one of Emirates’ 119 Airbus A380 aircraft will be taking to the skies above Dubai and performing a flypast along with the RAF Red Arrows aerobatic team. The flypast will mark the beginning of the annual season ender for the DP World Tour Championship Golf event.
The event that is known for being European Golf Tour’s season-ender, that culminates in some of the worlds best golfers vying for top spot in a finale to the campaign that will be worth over 10 million dollars to the winner.
Just last year it was renamed the ‘DP World Tour’ in sponsorship with Dubai Port World, a leading logistics company based in the United Arab Emirates. This deal took the naming rights over from what was originally known as golf’s ‘The European Tour.’
Anybody wanting to take in the golf this weekend at the Earth Course may be pleased to learn that standard tickets can be obtained free of charge through the DPWT website. Sunday will bring the crowning of both the highest points earner for the year, whist also locally awarding the winner of the 4-round golf event.
Since the sponsorship agreement with Dubai Port World was struck in 2021, the tour has made positive changes to prize structures in reply to the rival golf tour, LIV golf. Confirmation recently came of an ‘earnings assurance programme’ that means players on the DPWT will be guaranteed at least one hundred and fifty thousand dollars in prize money next year.
The Royal Air Force Red Arrows, based out of RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, regularly performs with nine Hawk aircraft, and are well known for their public aerobatic displays around the world. This desert display will consist of six red arrow aircraft teaming up with the giant of the skies to fly in synchronised formation across Dubai.
Due to fly between the hours of midday and 1pm (Dubai time), the display will start from Jumeirah Golf Estates, follow down the skyline of Sheikh Zayed Road where it will head past the Burj Khalifa, and other popular Dubai buildings and landmarks as it goes.
Jumeirah Golf Estate is a world class residential district that offers luxury homes and leisure facilities, set in amongst two superb golf courses, The Fire and Earth courses. The latter of which will be hosting this weeks golf.
Both Emirates and the Royal Air Force are encouraging the public to capture the aerobatics on camera, but wish to remind those wanting to record or photograph it to do so in such a way that will not jeopardise the display.
Areas to watch from, and capture the display on camera are nearby to the display route, such as areas around Jumeirah Golf Estate, Downtown Dubai and points along Sheikh Zayed Road.
Unmanned aircraft or drones that are deployed for purposes of photography will not be welcome, as they pose a risk to the display and do not comply with GCAA guidelines in relation to local ‘no fly zones’ in the area.
Emirates Airlines is also a proud partner of the DP World Tour.