Golfing package at the Grand
A new package has been launched by the Abu Dhabi Grand combining a city stay with match play at one of the region's top golf clubs.Valid until September 15, the golf package costs from Dh695 ($189) for single occupancy (plus an extra Dh330 if sharing with a non-golfer) or Dh595 for two golfers sharing a twin room, and it includes a host of benefits in addition to play at the Abu Dhabi Golf Course. These cover free airport transfers and transportation to and from the golf course; late check-out until 1700 hours; buffet breakfast in the rooftop restaurant; one free beverage in the hotel's piano lounge or Irish bar; half-price telephone calls, fruit basket on arrival, and a special Dh125 price for dinner aboard the hotel's Shuja yacht. At the Abu Dhabi Golf Club - which includes two 18-hole courses, nine of which are floodlit - the package covers one round of golf on the Garden course, plus additional rounds on the National course at half price, as well as unlimited range balls and preferential tee times. According to hotel general manager, Francesco Borrello, the package presents an opportunity for both overseas and regional visitors to try out the spectacular greens of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, which staying in a central location on the city corniche.