Going ‘green’ at The Hero Dubai Desert Classic

The tournament is the first GEO-Certified event in the Middle East, and the first in the DP World Tour’s Rolex Series

As part of its commitment to help build a more sustainable future, the Hero Dubai Desert Classic (HDDC) is adopting a number of environmental measures for its landmark 35th edition of the tournament this week.

Taking place from 18 to 21 January, organisers have confirmed sustainable practices that will be implemented to help make the Rolex Series event at Emirates Golf Club the most eco-friendly edition to date in its milestone year.

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At the Sustainability Corner in this year’s new-look Tournament Town, dedicated workshops will take place on Saturday and Sunday to provide visitors of all ages with a range of fun-filled, engaging activities to improve their understanding of the environment and their role in preserving the earth.

Young fans will have the chance to create their own unique seed bombs, encouraging participants to plant in a fun way while giving a new second life to plantable pots. The pots – all made from upcycled materials such as newspapers, empty food cans or water waters – can be taken home and enjoyed as a permanent souvenir.

The Urban Farming workshop will see people learn about permaculture and the companion planting concept. They will be able to identify the right plant pairs and plant them in multiple layers and have the opportunity to take home the pot and see how they grow well together.

Further fun-filled activities include creating new eco-friendly products from neem trees including neem oil, neem scrub and neem soil conditioner, as well as learning how to recycle a shirt into tote bags.


For more information on this year’s sustainable activities in Tournament Town, visit dubaidesertclassic.com/tournament-town-schedule

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Shane Reynolds