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The Tiger Woods Dubai Taking Shape - Al Ruwaya Golf Course, the First Signature
Course by Tiger Woods, a Luxury Hotel, and Residential Units Comprising
Palaces, Mansions and Villas

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 25/PRNewswire/ -- Tiger Woods, the world's number one golfer, today officially unveiled the new master plan for The Tiger Woods Dubai, the exclusive residential golf community development and a member of Tatweer. 

Scheduled for completion in 2009, The Tiger Woods Dubai fittingly combines the vision of Tatweer with that of Tiger Woods. A world-class location designed to meet the needs of those who seek excellence and exclusivity in every dimension of their lives, it is well placed to complement the lifestyle of a financially dynamic metropolis such as Dubai. 

Abdulla Al Gurg, Project Director, The Tiger Woods Dubai, said: "The Tiger Woods Dubai has become one of the most highly anticipated developments in the region. The project will stand testimony to our hard work and superior quality standards. 

Tiger Woods and Abdulla Al Gurg, Project Director, survey the site for The Tiger Woods Dubai. 
"Tiger Woods' name brings enormous value to the project and we are proud to share with him some of the key developments that have taken place since he reviewed the project during his last visit." 

The Tiger Woods Dubai will encompass the first Tiger Woods designed 13 million sq feet golf course Al Ruwaya, which will offer only 200 memberships with residents of the community being given top priority. In addition, Al Ruwaya will also include a professionally-staffed golf academy, a 139,000 sq. feet clubhouse with premium amenities and a high-end destination spa. 

Currently, landscaping is in progress for the 7,800 yard, par 72 championship-quality course, which includes dramatic elevations, stunning water features and an overall design that will challenge and entertain golfers of all skill levels. 

Tiger Woods has overseen all facets of the golf course's design and development, contributing enormously to its distinct features. Through a choice of six tees and the careful use of topography, length, width, wind direction, hazard placement and contouring, Woods has created a unique series of holes that will test the mental toughness of a professional as much as their physical stamina, while rewarding only calculated risk taking. 

Tiger Woods said: "I am proud of my partnership with Tatweer, which has excelled in developing The Tiger Woods Dubai project and bringing it to this advanced stage. With its remarkable commitment, Tatweer has demonstrated its capability to implement the project according to the scheduled timeframe. 

"The master plan reflects the phenomenal dimension this project has taken since it was first conceived, and will serve to enhance its overall stature as one of the world's most ambitious developments. The design of Al Ruwaya will reflect what I truly love about golf and I hope, will prove to be a challenging and strategic course for players of all levels." 

President of Tiger Woods Design and Abdulla Al Gurg - Project Director of The Tiger Woods Dubai
Luxury residences at The Tiger Woods Dubai will include 22 palaces, 75 mansions, and 100 signature villas. All residences will be situated on large land areas: palaces (100,000 sq. ft), mansions (50,000 sq. ft), large villas (30,000 sq. ft) and will include cutting-edge home technology and exquisite landscaped gardens. While master guidelines have been carefully chosen to ensure that the entire community enjoys amenities of the highest standards of quality and consistency. 

The 360,000 sq. feet luxury boutique hotel will include 90 suites and 14 bungalows in sizes varying from 1,600-9,500 sq. feet. The hotel will target top-tier clientele and boasts a 10,000 sq. feet swimming pool, as well as one of Dubai's most exquisite spas. The interiors of the hotel will be designed by renowned Lebanese designer Elie Saab and reflect his personalized style that is defined by a fusion of simplicity, luxury and modernism. 

Abdulla Al Gurg Named Project Director
of The Tiger Woods Dubai

The milestone development was launched in Dubai in December by Tiger Woods, the world's number one golfer and Chairman of Tiger Woods Design. 

Al Gurg will be responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient development of the project. His role will include establishing and managing partnerships and seeking potential investors to become part of the project. Al Gurg will initiate strategic plans for business development at an operational level, while overseeing community design and construction. 

Khalid Al Malik, CEO of Tatweer said: 'Abdulla Al Gurg is an effective team player. His professional competency and rich experience will help him drive the vision of The Tiger Woods Dubai as the world's first project of its kind.' 

Al Gurg was previously employed as Manager of the CEO's Monitoring Unit at Tatweer. He is also the former Chapter Development Manager of the Young Arab Leaders, responsible for managing relations with 11 chapters across the Gulf and the Middle East. 

On his appointment, Al Gurg said: 'It gives me great pleasure to hold such a pivotal position at an internationally affiliated corporation such as 'The Tiger Woods Dubai'. I will make certain that the project is driven to the highest level of success in compliance with international standards of excellence.' 

Al Gurg holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and management from the American University of Sharjah. He also holds a masters certificate in Project Management from Regis University in Colorado, U.S.A. 

The Tiger Woods Dubai will be an exclusive golf community that will include 'Al Ruwaya', the first Tiger Woods-designed golf course; a professionally-staffed golf academy; a 60,000-square-foot clubhouse with premium amenities; an 80-suite boutique hotel; 20 palaces; 75 mansions; 190 luxury villas; and applicable community services. 

The landmark golf course community is scheduled for completion in late 2009 and will be located over an area of 38 million sq ft at 'Dubailand', the region's largest tourism and leisure project located along Emirates Road.


Gillian Edwards, 
Burson-Marsteller UK (London), Phone: 



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