Fireworks, classical music and Trumps in Dubai…
The Trump International Golf Club Dubai is now officially open – and President Donald Trump’s two sons, Donald Jr and Eric, flew into Dubai for the occasion: attending a private lunch and then a 1000-strong opening ceremony.
“It’s truly awe inspiring,” Donald Trump Jr said at the golf course’s opening party. “In Dubai, if you can envision it, you can build it.”
“To see the incredible vision Sheikh Mohammed has been able to put forward for this country is truly awe-inspiring,” he added, referring to the development Dubai has seen under ruler H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum.
“As a developer, which lets us be somewhat artists at times, it is truly incredible to be part of that vision,” he added.
Remember, President Donald Trump is currently pushing for a ban on all travel into the USA for people from seven Muslim-majority countries – this would extend to more than a million people in Dubai.
This is the first Trump property project launch since Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States just under a month ago on January 20th.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) February 18, 2017
There were fireworks and classical music at the opening ceremony (as well as GCC royal family members), and during the event Trump’s sons called Damac chairman Hussain Sajwani a “true friend” and said he had an “amazing family”.
Keen to play a round on the 7229-yard, par 71 Gil Hanse-designed course? Well it won’t come cheap – fees are Dhs895 (on weekdays) and Dhs995 (on weekends: read more about the actual golf side of things here.
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Damac pays a licensing fee to the Trump Organization to use the Trump brand. The relationship between President Trump and Damac chairman Sajwani was in the international spotlight last month when then-President-elect Trump said that he had turned down a $2bn deal offered by Sajwani because he did not want to “take advantage” of his position.
Sajwani and his family also spent New Year’s Eve with the Trump family at a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, where Trump referred to them as “the most beautiful people from Dubai.”