Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship
Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship is a golf tournament, part of the DP World Tour. It was established in 2006 and is now 1 of 6 DP World Tour events on the Arabian Peninsula, held annually at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
It is part of the Rolex Series, meaning it offers substantially more prize money than regular DP World Tour events. As a result, it tends to attract a strong field and gives spectators a chance to see more of the world’s biggest players in action.
The event has seen some thrilling play over the years; 4 holes-in-one were scored in the 2015 edition, while in 2016 Rickie Fowler won a remarkable battle with the likes of Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson.
In 2022, Thomas Pieters finished 1 stroke clear of Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Shubhankar Sharma to win his 6th DP World Tour title.
*** General Admission
General admission Grounds tickets are free to all spectators, but must be registered for in advance.
If you’re looking to upgrade your experience, why not try 1 of the 2 hospitality experiences available: the Yas Lounge and the Champions Club. These are currently available at a discounted early bird price, so early booking is recommended.
Abu Dhabi is an expensive city to visit with a soft spot for the finer things in life. This means that while there are many luxurious boutique hotels and resorts, budget accommodation is a little harder to come by. The city centre is situated on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by tiny islands along the Gulf Coast, which is where the majority of its hotels are located.
Where to stay
Al Zahiyah and Al Danah, which connect to the upscale Al Maryah Island among others, culminate the dining and entertainment hub of the city. Many mid-range hotels are located in this area, as well as the giant Abu Dhabi Mall, featuring international chain shops and restaurants.
If the city’s beaches and corniche are your priority, stay in Al Khalidiyah, Al Hisn, or Al Bateen. These areas boast a top waterfront dining scene, and feature a number of the city’s best malls, including the Marina Mall, and its most lavish hotels.
Although Al Manhal is the city’s central neighbourhood, it is relatively quiet and residential. This means it is slightly cheaper, and more family-friendly compared to the beachfront neighbourhoods, yet very easy to reach them.
Of course, there is a pick ‘n’ mix of private and public islands surrounding the city’s mainland to choose from too. Many of them feature beaches, golf courses, pools, and more, making them a top choice for families.