From The First Collection to the first tee for your Dubai golf trip

From The First Collection to the first tee for your Dubai golf trip

The perfect golf staycation shouldn’t have to be a choice between either a world-class golf experience or a top hotel experience. The First Collection has taken golf breaks in Dubai to an entirely new level and combines a premier lifestyle destination with equally memorable golf on some of the most celebrated courses in the game.

The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle offers a unique golf staycation proposition that takes advantage of the hotel’s prime location close to three of the world’s leading golf courses, each of which ranks top of any golfer’s list for golf trips to Dubai.

The 491-room hotel is an oasis of style and comfort, with a wide offering from its own beach club, a sundeck and sparkling pool, a range of restaurants and bars to suit any taste, and family-friendly facilities.

For golfing trips to Dubai, The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle regularly ranks amongst the top choices by travellers for their golf staycation due to its proximity to the three celebrated golf courses of The Els Club, Trump International Golf Club and Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Dubai’s mix of world-class shopping, luxury hotels, fine dining, and a sunny climate all year round has seen this vibrant city become one of the foremost destinations for an all-inclusive golf holiday. Golfers can choose to visit in the cooler months of the year from October to April, or even take advantage of a range of night golf options.



The Els Club was designed by legendary four-time Major winner and former world number one Ernie Els, who has been coming to and winning tournaments in Dubai since 1994. Els has seen this vibrant city grow from a vision to a reality, and he’s added to its spectacular golf offering with a course that is a true “desert links” and was named the “Best New International Course in 2008” by Links magazine and the “Best Golf Course Dubai” in 2009 by the CNBC Property Awards.

The golf course sits within the heart of Dubai Sports City, which was designed to be a dream destination for any sports lover. Els brought his love of links golf to the desert and has created a course able to test any level of golfer, with five tee options on each hole. Els has described the facility as a “home away from home” and it’s resonated with the leading professionals of the world who often take advantage of the practice facilities here.


Trump International Golf Club is a golfer’s paradise with an 18-hole championship course that is also complemented by a nine-hole floodlit par-three course, a golf academy with PGA professionals on hand to refine your swing, and indoor swing studios to further improve your game.

The layout was shaped by Gil Hanse – who was behind the building of the course that welcomed the game back to the Summer Olympics for the first time in decades in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 – and has a strong desert links feel to it. It has received a range of international awards and accolades including the 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award.



Your golf travel Dubai experience is then completed with the last of the “Big Three” in this region – Jumeirah Golf Estates.

The host of DP World Tour tournaments has long been luring the top golfers of the world and passionate golf travellers to its famous fairways of both the Earth Course and Fire Course. This is where the leading professionals of the world wrap up their DP World Tour season with the DP World Tour Championship, and it’s where you can also choose to wrap up your golf trip.

It’s never been easier to book a golf staycation to Dubai, and The First Collection at Jumeirah Village Circle is the ultimate base.

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