THE ABU DHABI INVITATIONAL 2018

Welcome to the Abu Dhabi Invitational.

Hosted by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the Abu Dhabi Invitational is one of the most prestigious Tournaments in the world and an unforgettable two days of world class golf and hospitality.

The 2018 edition will take place on 12-13th January at the magnificent Kyle Phillips designed course, Yas Links. The course presents the kind of challenges golfers the world over dream about. 

The two-day event celebrates Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading golf, business and entertainment destination where professional golfers, sporting celebrities, and leading business executives come together to play tournament golf and raise funds for charity. The first day sees invited VIP sponsor and stakeholder guests play in the Amateur Championship, while the following day features the Abu Dhabi Invitational where VIPs are partnered with a professional or celebrity in a unique Ryder Cup style Professional vs Celebrity team event.

The Tournament is a must-attend annual event in diaries of VIPs and celebrities alike.

SPORTING CELEBRITIES

In recent years, the Abu Dhabi Invitational has attracted superstars from the world of golf, sport and entertainment. 2017 was no exception with the likes of Thomas Pieters, Ian Poulter, Thongchai Jaidee, Paul McGinley, Ruud Gullit, Ronan Keating, James Anderson, and Heikki Kovalainen to name a few. Discover the best pictures from an unforgettable 2017 edition in our gallery.

ABU DHABI

Meaning 'Land of the Gazelle' in Arabic, Abu Dhabi was founded when a young antelope led a wandering tribe to fresh water, on an island with no more than 300 palm ('barasti') huts, a few coral buildings and the Ruler's fort. This simple island settlement has since been transformed into the modern, cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi and the high-rise capital of the United Arab Emirates.

With plenty of sights to see in Abu Dhabi there are a number of traditional landmarks, including the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. This architectural marvel, with a capacity of 40,000 worshippers, features 80 domes, over 1,000 columns, gold plated chandeliers and the world’s largest hand woven carpet.

In the heart of the city you will find the Corniche, which runs alongside eight kilometres of manicured waterfronts, suitable for cyclists and pedestrians alike which a number of cafés and restaurants to choose from along the way.

Shopping is something of a national pastime in Abu Dhabi; everything from luxurious and ultra-modern malls with the latest brands, to small, souk-like shops where you can buy traditional perfumes, handicrafts, spices and carpets.

When the sun goes down, the glamour of Abu Dhabi lights up. Exclusive concerts, luxurious boutiques, world-class restaurants and a vibrant social scene, nothing says style like Abu Dhabi.

  • LANGUAGE: Arabic is the local language of the UAE, however English is widely spoken throughout.
  • CURRENCY:  United Arab Emirates dirham (AED) is the local currency; all major credit cards are accepted.
  • CLIMATE: The temperature range in Abu Dhabi:
    • Winter: 10/26 °C
    • Summer: 25/48 °C