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Dubai Golf in collaboration with Dubai SME launches ‘The Gulf Finance SME Golf Cup’ a Corporate Team Golf Event

The Qualifying Rounds of the event series to take place on the championship Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club with the Grand Final to be hosted on The Majlis Course

Dubai Golf in collaboration with 'Dubai SME', the agency of the Dubai Department of Economic Development mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise sector, has announced the launch of 'The Gulf Finance SME Golf Cup' a corporate team golf event specifically aimed at the SME market and sponsored by Gulf Finance, a leading UAE-based boutique finance company focussing entirely on the needs of SMEs. The event will provide small businesses with a unique platform to network with other SMEs within Dubai, offering participants the opportunity to engage with potential buyers and suppliers and expand the profile and awareness of their company.

Abdul Baset Al Janahi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai SME said: "We are delighted to partner with Dubai Golf to organise this tournament for SMEs in Dubai. We always encourage new platforms for business networking, and would like to see Dubai's SMEs continue to do business and have the best exposure possible among their peers and partners."

Gulf Finance Chief Executive Officer, Edward Allely added: "As a committed lender to the UAE's SME sector with a tremendous amount of confidence in it, we naturally relished the opportunity to collaborate with Dubai SME to host this inaugural SME Golf Cup. The event will play a pivotal role in connecting SMEs and encouraging a sense of community; significant factors given the abundance of small businesses with huge growth potential within the UAE."

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Edward Allely,Gulf Finance,CEO,UAE and Christopher May,CEO,Dubai Golf at the launch

Starting from January, the Qualifying Rounds of this new event series will take place on the stunning championship Faldo Course at the Emirates Golf Club. The course combines a stunning visual design with the nuances and challenges of any championship course, providing golfers an exceptionally enjoyable and challenging golfing experience. There are a total of four Qualifying Rounds planned; leading to the Grand Final which will take place on The Majlis Course - home of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, in April 2013.  The winning teams will compete against each other to win the tournament trophy and the coveted title of 'The inaugural Gulf Finance SME Golf Cup Champions'.

Christopher May, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Golf stated: "This is a fantastic event for Dubai which provides golf as a platform to bring together a diverse group of business people from the SME sector.  We are very excited about this year's launch event at Emirates Golf Club and are confident that the event will continue to grow over the years and help facilitate strong and mutually beneficial relationships."

SMEs are being invited to participate in the event by entering a team of four players including a minimum of 2 players from their company.  Each team of four will play one or more Qualifying Rounds to try and secure a place in the Grand Final, where the top 24 teams based on the top six scores from each qualifying round will compete. Those SMEs that are registered with Dubai SME and Business Councils will automatically be able to avail of a preferred rate of entry.

The event is also kindly supported by Al Naboodah Enterprises and Audi and 'The Intelligent SME' is the Official Magazine of this bespoke golf event.

Schedule of Qualifying Rounds
Round 1: 14th January 2013
Round 2: 18th February 2013
Round 3: 11th March 2013
Round 4: 1st April 2013
Grand Final: 25th April 2013

For more information contact golfoffice@dubaigolf.com