The Chairman and CEO of DP World, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, confirmed that the continuation of the DP World Tour Championship for the five-star classification in the system of sports events classification, comes as a translation and fruit of the support and patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum The Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, has made the tournament the largest and most important event, and is proud to present the biggest prize money to a champion at a golf event in the world.
Bin Sulayem expressed his appreciation for the efforts of Dubai Sports Council in implementing this pioneering program of its kind, which contributes to the appreciation of the efforts and highlight the great work done by the organizing team of the event and the hosting site at Jumeirah Golf Estates, making it the largest tournament of its kind, which brings together the best 50 players in the European Tour (Dubai Race) season, taking place from 21 to 24 this year, with a total of $ 13 million in prizes and trophies.
“It is a great honor for the DP World Tour to retain its ranking in the five-star category, which is one of only four events to achieve this milestone in Dubai,” Bin Sulayem said. “Since its inception in 2009, the tournament has grown spectacularly and has become one of the most prominent events in the UAE's sports and social calendar, as well as being a great end to the race to Dubai, and hosting the tournament not only places Dubai on the map of international sporting events, "It even helps attract future generations to golf, something that we are very excited about."
“The tournament has become one of the highlights of the sporting and social agenda in Dubai,” said Tom Phillips, European tour director for the Middle East.