Al Hamra Golf Club hosts the region’s first 24-hour charity golf event


Ras Al Khaimah: Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah, the leading golf club in the Northern Emirates, is set to host the region’s first 24-hour golf challenge in partnership with the Ras Al Khaimah Club for People of Determination.

Scheduled to commence on Thursday, April 1 at 6pm, the 24-hour golf challenge aims to raise funds for the club and awareness of the club’s importance in supporting people of determination in Ras Al Khaimah.

Set against the backdrop of the majestic Jebel Jais mountain in Ras Al Khaimah and forming the centrepiece of Al Hamra Village, Al Hamra Golf Club invites golfers of all levels – from seasoned professionals to fledgling enthusiasts – to play the game continuously for 24 hours and support people of determination.

Christopher Hewett, Vice President – Hospitality and Leisure, Al Hamra Group, said: “We are thrilled to be the first golf club to host this unique golfing challenge in the region. The 24-hour golf challenge underlines our continual commitment to bring unique experiences to the UAE golfing community. Moreover, by partnering with the Ras Al Khaimah Club for People of Determination, we hope to raise funds for the club and create a platform for them to meet, socialise and participate in sporting, cultural and social activities. With Al Hamra and its leisure properties being an integral part of Ras Al Khaimah’ ecosystem, we recognise our responsibility towards supporting various segments of the society, especially people of determination and are using sports as a key catalyst to improve the quality of their life.”

Her Excellency Sumaya Bin Hareb al-Suwaidi, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Charitable Educational Foundation and General Director of Ras Al Khaimah Club for People of Determination, said: “We are working in partnership with Al Hamra Golf Club to achieve one common goal i.e., support the inclusion and empowerment of people of determination. This initiative is in line with the vision of the wise leadership to create an inclusive society that ensures empowerment and welfare of people of determination and their families. People of determination are a cornerstone of the community and an integral part of UAE’s human capital. We aim to strengthen our relationship with organisations such as Al Hamra to raise funds that will allow us to offer necessary physical, psychological, and intellectual care and attention to people of determination so that these young people are able to confidently integrate themselves in the society and able to engage in different work sectors, government and private. The club also offers activities and development programmes to help them succeed, excel, and match the skillset of other people in the society. We are responsible for creating an integrated environment that enables people of determination to improve their role in serving the country. 

“Our club includes over 150 players with different impairments and disabilities and we organise various campaigns to enhance the lives of ‘people of determination’ in the areas of sports, culture, social and education. In Ras Al Khaimah, we are the only club who is dedicated to increasing awareness, promoting the participation and inclusion of ‘people of determination’ in the community”, Her Excellency added.

Her Excellency also expressed her appreciation for this initiative, which puts the interest of the people of determination as priority across Ras Al Khaimah, which the club seeks to endorse with all concerned authorities.

Designed by renowned golf course architect, Peter Harradine, the stunning par-72 championship course will offer participants a challenging start as they play the first half of the event under lights and finish at sunset alongside the expansive lagoons surrounding the club. With an average time of four hours to complete a round, players are anticipated to complete at least six rounds of golf or over 100 holes during the 24-hour period.

Golfing enthusiasts and professionals can register for the event with an entry fee of AED 1,000 that includes a complimentary shirt and gift pack.

All entry fees, money raised during the charity auction and a proportion of F&B revenues generated on the day will be donated to the Ras Al Khaimah Club for People of Determination.

In addition to the 24-hour golf challenge, Al Hamra Golf Club will be hosting an exciting line-up of activities for all members of the community including introductory golfing lessons and other activities to keep little ones entertained.

Furthermore, the golf club will be organising a brunch followed by a charity auction in the evening of Friday, April 2 during which people will be able to bid on a range of exciting items, packages and experiences provided by the event sponsors

About Al Hamra:

Al Hamra is a Ras Al Khaimah based real estate development and investment company. The group is focused on providing premier lifestyle real estate developments, while investing in hospitality and leisure segments. In line with the Emirate’s growth, Al Hamra has been instrumental in shaping the real estate landscape in the Emirate since its formation in 2003. The company is committed to reimagining life and hospitality through the friendly and safe environment Al Hamra Village has developed while also capitalising on the close proximity to Dubai, just 40 mins away, the financial benefits, the airport and the free-trade zones.

Entities under the Al Hamra brand name include Al Hamra Golf Club, Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club, Al Hamra Mall, Manar Mall, the multi-award-winning Al Hamra Village and Al Hamra Real Estate Development. Al Hamra is also the developer of Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah and Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach. Follow Al Hamra on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for more updates.

About Ras Al Khaimah:

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is the northernmost of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is known for its rich history, dating back 7,000 years, and diverse landscape, from 64km of pristine beaches, to terracotta deserts and an imposing mountain backdrop. The Emirate is home to the highest peak in the UAE, Jebel Jais, which features the world’s longest zip line, at almost 3km.

Ras Al Khaimah is also centrally located at the modern crossroad between Europe, Asia and Africa, with one third of the world’s population within four hour’s flying time, making it an ideal location for businesses to expand into the UAE, the Middle East and Africa and beyond. Indeed, the World Bank’s Doing Business report ranks Ras Al Khaimah 30th out of 190 economies for ease of doing business.

At the Emirate’s economic heart lies multiple major companies and diverse sectoral interests, including manufacturing and tourism. Major companies include: RAK Ceramics, RAKBANK, Julphar Pharmaceuticals, RAK Ports, RAK Rock, Stevin Rock, RAK Economic Zone, RAK Gas. Supporting these industries is a modern infrastructure, state-of-the-art industrial areas and business parks and world-class hotels, facilities and attractions for tourists.

For the past decade, Ras Al Khaimah has been consistently rated ‘A’ by Fitch and Standard & Poor’s rating agencies and already the Emirate is home to more than 38,000 businesses from 100 countries representing over 50 industries. RAK Courts is also the fastest court in the world at enforcing contracts in commercial disputes.