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HSBC Golf Championships: – 2 days.


(photo © Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championships )

The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championships, part of the European Tour tournament, is back in town for the ninth year.
From Monday 13th of January to Sunday 19th of January, the big names of golf will be battling it on the green of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club (here are the directions).

The first three days are not ticketed, and the entry is free for all, whilst young people under 18 can always enter for free, any day of the week-long event, as long as they are accompanied by a ticket-paying adult.

Those who are part of the Etihad Guest miles programs might want to check their account, as they are also likely to get free tickets, since Etihad is an official sponsor of this sport tournament.

Most of all, though, the theme days mean that on different dates, a lot of people belonging to different categories will enter for free:
Thursday 16th January: Mini Falcons’ Day Out = Free entry for all Mums and Children.
Friday 17th January: Ladies Day = Free entry for all ladies.
Saturday 18th January: A Splash of Red = Free entry for everyone wearing red.

Tickets are still available on Ticketmaster and can be either a one day ticket, or a season ticket, valid for the four days of the championships (prices from 37.50 to 50 AED).

Here is the complete schedule for the week-long event.

Golfing stars set to return to Abu Dhabi for this year include five-time Major winner and current world number 4, Phil Mickelson, former world number one Rory McIlroy, reigning US Open title-holder Justin Rose, Abu Dhabi’s record-breaking Global Golf Ambassador Matteo Manassero, world number 14 Luke Donald, and three-time Falcon Trophy holder Martin Kaymer. All will challenge reigning champion Jamie Donaldson for the title.

Since recently W and I have taken up golf, it will be real fun to see professional players in action for our very first time.
Also the off-course entertainment is supposed to be really good. This year apparently there is a new public Sky Box overlooking the 17th green, which will also sell refreshments. I assume it will be quite a crowded spot, but definitely we will try to pay it a visit.

More information: Official HSBC Golf Championships website

Click HERE to read more about SPORTS in Abu Dhabi

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