Due to the adverse weather conditions, and with the safety of all in mind, the organisers of Hero Dubai Desert Classic have made the decision to close the tournament to the public on Thursday, a press release said.
The Emirates Golf Club will be open only to the players, the caddies, officials and the media.
The high-profile tournament will get underway on Thursday with some of the world's best golfers in action.
"We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Friday, 27 January. Please ensure you are checking our official social channels @dubaidcgolf for the latest updates," a statement from the organisers said.
"For those who booked hospitality packages for Thursday 26th, please contact: email@example.com for a refund."
It is understood that the UAE with three venues — Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah — are favourites to host the tournament but the decision has been withheld for the time being
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