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Donald Trump to open Dubai golf course

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Donald Trump plans to extend his golfing empire to the Middle East, opening a course in the desert outskirts of Dubai in the latest sign the emirate’s crisis-hit property market is recovering.

The Trump Organization has 14 award-winning courses under its ownership and management across the world, but this will be its first venture into Asia. It did not say who would design the 7,205-yard, par-71 course.

Trump has also set up golfing parks in Washington D.C., Miami and Aberdeen to name but a few of his 13 courses throughout North America and Europe, San Juan in Puerto Rico is also home to a Trump golf course.

The Trump International Golf Club will be the centerpiece of a 28 million foot project being developed by DAMAC Properties that includes a luxury residential community, hotels, spa and international schools.

It is being developed on land purchased from Dubailand, a much-hyped project that included a $1 billion Tiger Woods golfing estate. The Woods projected was shelved due to the economic downturn.