Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, announced today that it will once again be partnering with Omega Dubai Desert Classic, as the official bank and caddy bib sponsor of the 2011 professional golfing tournament. The star-studded event takes place from February 7-13, 2011 at the Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, and will feature some of the world’s top ranking golfing champions.
Celebrity names will include last year’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic winner Miguel Angel Jimenez and world-renowned champions Colin Montgomery and Tiger Woods.
“This is the 22nd consecutive year that Emirates NBD are partnering with Golf in Dubai in what promises to be another thrilling event,” said Vikram Krishna, Head - Group Marketing and Branding, Emirates NBD. “In line with our commitment to support local causes, this year we will also be hosting a charity putt at the event. Golf-lovers can come along and test their putting skills to win prizes, at the same time raising money for a worthy cause,” he added.
Muhammad Juma Buamim, Vice-Chairman and CEO of Golf in Dubai said: “Emirates NBD and Golf in Dubai share a joint vision and enthusiasm for promoting golf in the region. Throughout the years, this tournament has built a strong reputation and attracted visitors and top players from around the world, which has been achieved with the help of our longstanding partners such as Emirates NBD. We are delighted to have them on board once again.”
During the six-day event, Emirates NBD is organising a whole host of activities and attractions for all the family. This includes a ‘Star Golf Clinic’, where lucky fans can receive professional advice and golfing tips from a top 10 world-ranked golfing personality. The Emirates NBD ‘Star Golf Clinic’ will be held on February 11 at 10.00AM.
As an exclusive privilege to Emirates NBD cardholders there will be a special 15% discount on all tickets purchased at the Clubhouse of Emirates Golf Club. There will also be competitions to win Golf season tickets and special guest passes for the luxurious Emirates NBD VIP hospitality chalet, providing unrivalled views over the 8th and 18th greens.
To take part, please visit www.emiratesnbd.com/golf .