Dubai Moonlight Classic stars swap fairways for the kitchen in Arabic cuisine cook-off

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Dubai, UAE: With the world’s best female golfers showing off their on-course skills during this week’s 15th Dubai Moonlight Classic presented by EGA, two title-chasing players escaped the intensity of competition to try something a little different – an Arabic cooking masterclass.

Thai sensation Ariya Jutanugarn and German star Olivia Cowan, two of the field’s self-confessed foodies were joined by Chef Mahmoud at JA Resorts & Hotels, to create two signature regional dishes: falafel and fattoush, the famed Arabic salad.

Cowan, who emerged as champion in the cook-off, said: “It was quite difficult remembering everything and Chef Mahmoud was as tough on us as our coaches, but I did pretty well for my first time.” 

The Dubai Moonlight Classic presented by EGA is a three-day celebration of world-class sport, food and entertainment under the floodlights at Emirates Golf Course running until 29 October.

About the Dubai Moonlight Classic present by EGA:  

The Dubai Moonlight Classic presented by EGA will return to the spotlight on 27-29 October with some of the world’s best golfers returning to compete under the floodlights. With a slightly revamped format instore, the 15th edition will see a collaboration with Truckers UAE, providing spectators with a variety of culinary delights, showcasing the vibrant local F&B scene.

The event will be open to the public on the 28th and 29th October after 4pm.  Attendance is free and there is no pre-registration required.  

Previously the tournament has been won by some of the world’s leading female golfers including former 2020 Champion, Minjee Lee, four-time champion Shanshan Feng, two-time winner Annika Sorenstam and Alexis Thompson. 

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Tournament partners: 

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the founding partner of the Dubai Moonlight Classic, is the world’s largest ‘premium aluminium’ producer and the biggest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas. EGA’s long term support for the tournament demonstrates their corporate commitment to the socio-economic development of the UAE as well as to promoting the country internationally. 

Other partners include BMW, Emirates NBD, JA Resorts & Hotels, CNN, wasl, 

Event Patrons include Arena, ARN, Motivate Media Group and The National 

About the LET:

The LET inspires women and girls to pursue their passion and realise their potential through the game of golf. Our strong, energetic, proud and confident players are driven to compete at the highest level and lead by example. A diverse and multicultural membership of 325 professional golfers representing 38 countries, we are a global tour with roots in Europe. We aim to entertain and excite, but also to enhance health and quality of life, as a responsible, committed and respectful partner.

  • Passionate – we are driven by a passion to perform to our full potential and get better every day. It’s not just about the money or the glory, but a true love for the game. 
  • Committed – we are fiercely committed to continuous improvement and recognise the grit that it takes to achieve long-term goals. 
  • Inspiring – our players are inspiring role models to follow and encourage others to pursue their own dreams.  

The 2020 LET season is the 42nd series of golf tournaments since the professional tour was founded in 1978 and marks the first edition of the Race to Costa Del Sol. The LET Access Series is the official development tour of the LET, formed to give players an opportunity to compete and progress onto the LET and achieve their dreams in professional golf.