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Dubai Duty Free Irish Open: FAQ

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open: FAQ

Tournament: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2021

Date: Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 July 2021

Field: 156 Players


The tournament will be a 72-hole stroke play event. The field will play one round on each of the first two days, after which the leading 65 players (and those who tie for 65th place) will go forward to the third and fourth rounds.

In the event of a tie for the first place there will be a hole-by-hole play-off.

Prize Presentation

The Prize Presentation will be held on the 18th green upon the conclusion of play (approximately 17:30) on Sunday 4 July.

Prize Money

Prize fund $3,000,000

R2D points 4,250


Tickets for each of the four Dubai Duty Free Irish Open competition days will be priced at €10 for juniors (13-17 years), €35 for concessions and €40 for adults. Tickets for the Celebrity Pro-Am on Wednesday June 30 cost €20.

A full ticket FAQ is provided here

The only official sales channel to purchase tickets for the 2021 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is via the ticketing platform Eventbrite. The resale of tickets on unofficial platforms contravenes the European Tour’s ticket terms and conditions and such sales render the ticket void.

To be the first to hear ticket and event news, fans can register interest at ET.GOLF/DDFIO2021

Hospitality Tickets

There is no Public Hospitality at this event.

Covid 19 Update

The European Tour will continue to follow Government advice about coronavirus and will comply with all the latest rules. We ask all ticket holders to please familiarise themselves with the latest information on Ground Rules here and the Tournaments specific Spectator Code of Conduct information here (info on how the event will be manged).

Television Broadcast

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is beamed to over 490 million homes around the world in more than 150 countries every week, generating in excess of 2,200 global broadcast hours for each event and will be broadcast live on SKY SPORTS and the Golf Channel, with Highlights on RTE and BBC NI.

GMT Time Local Time

World Feed World Feed

Thursday 1 July 12:00 – 17:00 13:00 – 18:00

Friday 2 July 12:00 – 17:00 13:00 – 18:00

Saturday 3 July 12:00 – 16:30 13:00 – 17:30

Sunday 4 July 12:00 – 16:30 13:00 – 17:30

Note: Difference GMT to Local Time +1:00 hrs

Spectator's Etiquette

  • Remain still for each shot and do not move until all the Players in the group have played or holed out.
  • Kneel or sit down if you are in the front row. Consider other spectators when using an umbrella.
  • Do not speak to the players while they are on the course.
  • Please keep behind the ropes and barriers on the course and use the official crossing points.
  • Walk, don’t run, and obey the course marshals – they are trying to make your day more enjoyable.
  • There is no dress code in public areas.
  • Dress accordingly for the weather conditions. Sensible shoes should be worn. No metal spikes allowed.
  • Due to social distancing, spectators are prohibited from asking for player autographs.
  • Please listen to any public address announcements and follow instructions from officials and volunteers should they be necessary.


Spectators can move freely around the golf course but please stay outside the ropes. Controlled crossing points, which are clearly marked by signposts and manned by course Marshals, should be used when crossing fairways. * Social Distancing is actively encouraged at all times across the site. *

Evacuation Procedure

If it is necessary to evacuate the site, please follow the instructions of the course marshals, volunteers and event officials in an orderly fashion.


Chief Marshal Bernard Gibbons and team will be managing the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open volunteer programme. The Marshals are extremely influential in helping to ensure that play runs smoothly.

The purpose of a Marshal is to ensure that the competitors are able to compete under the best conditions.

Many of the marshals have volunteered at a number of other golf events across the country and have a good understanding of the appropriate golfing etiquette.


No ATM onsite. Contactless/Cashless payments only.


A wide range of Official 2021 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Event and European Tour merchandise is on sale at the Official Merchandise Shop and also online at the Official European Tour Merchandise website:

Can I bring my own food and drink?

No picnics / picnic hampers allowed.

Alcoholic beverages are also not permitted to be brought into the venue.

Public Catering & On-Course Catering Hamlets

There are public catering hamlets serving a variety of food and drink.

Championship Village between the 10th & 16th holes.

Oncourse at the 6th tee area.

Oncourse at the 14th green area.

On-Course Toilet Facilities

At above catering hamlets.

Accessibility toilet is located at the Championship Village.


There are no grandstands at this event.


Leaderboards are located on holes: 6, 9, 10/13, 12, 14, 16, 17 and 18 Greens.

Inclement Weather

Observe the leaderboards and big screens throughout the golf course for weather warning signs that will appear prior to inclement weather moving into the area. Spectators are advised to take precautions PRIOR to play being suspended. If the siren sounds, seek shelter immediately, avoiding the following:

Open areas

Hilltops or high places

Isolated trees

Golf buggies

Wire fences

The Use of Mobile Phones

The use of mobile phones is permitted but restricted to dedicated areas only, where event signage will refer to them as “mobile phone zones”. Only in these dedicated areas can calls be made or received, however phones must remain on silent at all times.

The use of any cameras, computers and other electronic equipment at the Tournament Thursday to Sunday is not permitted other than with the proper accreditation. Cameras are allowed during the Pro Am on Wednesday.

Making or distributing broadcasts, commentary, news reports, data, results

or statistics by any means in any format or media including any such by mobile phone or other wireless device is not permitted.


Cameras are permitted ONLY on Pro Am Day – Wednesday. Cameras are NOT permitted on Match Days – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Although mobile phones are permitted on all five days of the event, the use of the camera facility is as per the above.


There are no bookmaker facilities on site.

Are wheelchairs allowed on site at the Championship?

Wheelchairs and other motorised chairs are allowed on the tournament grounds should you like to bring them. Golf carts and other motorised vehicles will not be available to rent or use during the tournament week.

A dedicated roped off, wheelchair viewing area, will be positioned at the front of the 18th and beside the 1st tee.

Accessibility Car Parking:

Designated parking for Blue Accessibility Badge holders is located at Car Park 2. You will need to display your blue Accessibility badge to gain entry. You do not need to pre-book these spaces.

Accessibility toilet is located at the Championship Village.

Is there a Public Crèche?

There will not be a crèche at this event.

There is a baby changing facility within the Accessibility toilet in the Championship Village.

Can I bring a child’s buggy/pushchair?

Yes you can. However please be aware of uneven terrain.

Children should always be accompanied by an adult.

The ground is uneven and particularly under wet conditions the ground may become slippery therefore appropriate footwear should be worn to avoid injury.

Are dogs permitted to the course?

Dogs are not permitted on the course with the exception of trained assistance guide dogs, and we respectfully suggest that you do not leave your pet in the car.

Familiarise yourself with the location of First Aid stations and refreshment areas.

On entry to the venue look for map board, this will help you find exits, key facilities and provide other key information.

Medical First Aid

Full medical and first aid facility is located close to the entrance, opposite the Welcome tent. Should you require medical assistance whilst out on course, please ask a marshal or event official who can radio for assistance.

Lost Property

Lost property that has been found can be handed in to the nearest marshal, volunteer or event official. All items will be delivered to the Championship Office at the end of each day.

The Championship Office is located adjacent to the Merchandise shop.

Left Luggage

There will not be a left luggage facility at this tournament.

Can I bring a bag / rucksack?

Bags and rucksacks are permitted at the Championship and there are no restrictions on size. For your safety, security bag searches may be in operation on entry.