Despite the ever-expanding array of workshops and world-class leisure facilities to golfers of all grades in the UAE, there has always been one barrier in this portion of the globe – the searing heat from the summer sun.
Although there have been efforts to implement the presence of emulation systems at several social clubs throughout the region, the newly opened MyGolf Dubai is the very first upscale indoor golf and recreation lounge with state-of-the-art amenities to ensure you satisfy all of your putting and chipping desires without being hampered by the weather.
Located at GD55-62, Dragon Mart 2, the venue is within easy reach from the center of Dubai, where you can entertain yourself with anything you can imagine at its highly immersive range, from strengthening your driving, to having the perfect stance, and swinging technique. When it comes to honing your skill blade, their cutting-edge gear will provide you with an engrossing experience that you’ll want to keep returning to.
MyGolf is a valuable visit just for the eating and drinks since the setting shouts opulence and quality.
As soon as you step in, you’ll see a peaceful restaurant and cafe in the centre, where guests can watch live sporting events on big-screen TVs or watch enthusiast golfers being mentored in the various simulator cubicles and technical sections. MyGolf’s virtual arena, thanks to technological improvements, enables golfers to iron out all of their kinks.
Each component of every shot is evaluated by many high-speed cameras, all under the watchful eye of PGA-certified professionals in one of the bays. There are 14 open, semi-private, and private berths available for hourly reservations to fill the demands of all clients.
How it works: GolfZon, the world’s foremost source of advanced golf simulation, is included in MyGolf and is 98 percent accurate in re-creating ball flight and providing unique analytical data to help players improve their abilities after each swing. Veteran golfers, casual players, and children will all benefit significantly from the entire experience, which is supported by flawless technology, all while remaining cool and comfortable away from the sun.
Whether you’re practising or competing, the simulator gives you regular feedback on data like ball speed, angle of launch, left or right deviation, and distance travelled. It also contains responsive scoreboards so you can keep track of your progress and that of your folks at all times.
Furthermore, MyGolf also boasts an academy, to assist golfers maximise their potential. Lessons are available on a one-to-one basis and also in groups, catering to players of all ages and abilities — from beginners picking up the basics to the single-handicappers looking to go even lower. Lesson prices begin at AED 179.
MyGolf Dubai is now offering a Dhs3,000 summer package deal that includes unlimited plays on open and semi-private bays, five complimentary one-time guest permits, all-day visitor access for Dhs75 per person, 10% off Academy lessons and other packages, and 10% off food and beverages.
Emirates Dubai 7s set for 2024 edition – ARN News Centre
Mark your calendars! The Emirates Dubai 7s, the three-day sports and entertainment festival, is set to return to the UAE on Friday, November 29, at The Sevens Stadium.
After record-breaking ticket sales, with over 560 teams comprising of over 6,000 players participating across five different sports tournaments on offer in 2023, fans and visitors can look forward to yet another exciting weekend of music alongside the rugby action on Pitch 1 and 2.
The 2024 edition will host an entertaining line-up of international artists and DJs, with a headline act on Saturday, November 30, as well as Sunday, December 1, this year, with extended music line-ups across all three days.
Dubai 7s will also deliver an amplified experience with additional entertainment stands and activations for children and young adults.
Participation in sports – Rugby, Netball, Cricket – is also growing at the festival, with the addition of a fitness competition, WODON3, for fitness elites as well as novice athletes looking to push their limits, and Rebound (Padel), with registration open at April 1 at 12:00 pm.
Organisers have announced that general admission and hospitality tickets and packages will go on sale later this year, with more details soon to be released online.
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Andy Murray off to winning start in Dubai – ARN News Centre
Andy Murray came back from a set down to defeat Denis Shapovalov in round one of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
The former world number one won 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 to register just his second victory in 2024.
Murray will face either fellow veteran Gael Monfils or French fifth seed Ugo Humbert in the next round.
Elsewhere, Botic van de Zandschulp caused the first upset of the tournament with a hard fought 7-6 7-5 victory over 6th seed Adrian Mannarino.
Meanwhile, American Sebastian Korda dropped just two games en route to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Pavel Kotov, and 7th seed Alexander Bublik overcame qualifer Tomas Machac 2-6, 6-3, 7-6.
India pull off nervy chase to clinch test series v England – ARN News Centre
Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel pulled off a nervy chase as India beat England by five wickets in the fourth test on Monday to claim an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.
Chasing a modest 192 for victory, India cruised to 84 for no loss with openers Rohit Sharma (55) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (37) giving them a flying start.
The English spinners, led by Shoaib Bashir (3-79), then engineered a collapse that left India reeling at 120-5 on the penultimate day of the see-saw contest.
Gill (52) and Jurel (39) combined in an unbroken stand of 72 for the sixth wicket to inflict on England their first series defeat under captain Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum.
“It has been a very hard-fought series. To come on the right side after four tests feels really good,” home captain Rohit said afterwards.
“I am really proud. A lot of challenges have been thrown at us but we responded pretty well.”
Needing 152 runs on day four with all 10 wickets intact, Rohit and in-form opener Jaiswal looked at ease on a pitch where the odd ball kept low.
Rohit smacked James Anderson over mid-on for a six to signal his attacking intent and Jaiswal, the leading scorer of the series, hit off-spinner Bashir for back-to-back fours.
Joe Root broke the stand in his first over when Jaiswal tried to slice him and Anderson dived full length at short third man to grab the edge.
Rohit duly brought up his fifty but could not soldier on.
Hartley drew the opener out of the crease with a flighted delivery and Ben Foakes whipped off the bails to effect the stumping.
India slumped to 100-3 after Bashir dismissed Rajat Patidar for a duck.
The spinner turned the match on its head after the lunch break when he dismissed Ravindra Jadeja and Sarfaraz Khan with successive deliveries.
Gill and Jurel shored up India defying tremendous pressure. There was a 30-over stretch during which they could not hit a single boundary.
It was only when their victory was in sight that Gill smashed Bashir for two sixes in three balls.
Jurel, whose first innings 90 dragged India back into the contest, was adjudged player-of-the-match in his second test.
“I think it was a great test match,” England captain Stokes said.
“There were so many ebbs and flows, and I’ve got to give so much credit to our spinners Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir for how they performed not only today, but during the whole test match.”
The fifth and final test is scheduled for Dharamsala from March 7.