Dubai Golf Courses to Say Goodbye to Single-Use Plastic Bottles

Dubai Golf Courses to Say Goodbye to Single-Use Plastic Bottles

New environment-friendly campaign at Dubai’s golf courses will help eliminate the use of 785,000 plastic bottles annually. Learn more below

Dubai Golf has launched a new plastic-free campaign. Under this campaign, all single-use plastic bottles will be banned across its golf courses in the emirate. Dubai Creek Golf Club, Emirates Golf Club and Jumeirah Golf Estates will be participating in this eco-friendly campaign which will eliminate the use of 785,000 plastic bottles annually. This number of plastic bottles, if put together, would create structure 200 times taller than the Burj Khalifa. Their elimination also means around 1.2 million ounces less carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In collaboration with Dell Technologies, the golf clubs will provide all members and visitors with a reusable aluminium water bottle. Golf players will be encouraged to retain their new bottles by giving them a permanent place in their golf bags. These bottles can be refilled with water a the various water igloo stations set up across the golf courses.

Speaking about this new sustainability initiative, CEO Dubai Golf, Christopher May said, "Sustainability is a key pillar of Dubai Golf's ethical principles and our reusable bottle campaign in partnership with Dell Technologies marks an important milestone to eliminate single-use plastic from our golf courses.

He added, "With world-renowned courses playing host to international tournaments, we have a responsibility to set a precedent for sustainable practice within the golf industry. We will continue to implement initiatives that adhere to our mindful policies, and look forward to building a greener future." 

Senior Vice President Dell Technologies, Mohammed Amin said they were excited about the partnership, which is their first such collaboration in the Middle East. He added, “We chose Dubai Golf because their vision is perfectly aligned with our own - striving in a new direction to combine sustainability and technology in sports. We look forward to making steps towards a better future together."


By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.