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Top 3 reasons why Golfers love to play Golf in UAE

UAE has managed to lure some of the world’s best golf players to compete in world-class tournaments

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September 29, 2016: UAE is a hot golfing destination! With many sprawling golf courses and luxurious amenities to boast of, Golf in UAE is exponentially prospering. No wonder it today attracts not just leading game players but also renowned golf course designers from across the globe. The government too has been promoting the sport of golf for over two decades. Some golf event management firms are also gaining ground in the country.

Here are three reasons why golfers love playing golf in UAE:

One of the best golf courses-

The Middle East today can gloat in the glory of owning excellent golf courses of international standards.  Designed by some of the best golf designers of the world, these golf courses have earned many accolades. In fact, very challenging layouts created by designers’ like- – Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Pete Dye, Kyle Phillips, Gary Player and Colin Montgomerie, are a definite treat for professionals looking to up their game. The place doesn’t disappoint amateurs as well, as they can lap up a number of facilities too.

Some beautiful locations where you can indulge in are; Emirates Golf Club, one of the oldest courses in the UAE, Al Badia Golf Club located close to the Dubai Festival City Mall, among others. Moreover, various websites like GolfLan offer golf enthusiasts across the globe, easy access to bookings in several golf clubs of UAE. This happens through an online booking system listed on the website.

World class golf events –

UAE has managed to lure some of the world’s best golf players to compete in world-class tournaments. These events have a considerable amount of prize money to be won and attracts a lot of professionals and golf aficionados alike. Golf enthusiasts look forward to playing at these locations where their favorite players may have played in a recent golf tournament. In fact, the Middle East is considered as the winter destination for golf tourists. It also offers the experience of staying at award-winning resorts like- the Burj, the Emirates Palace, Etihad Towers, the One & Only Royal Mirage, etc. Barring the summer months (June to September) when not much can happen due to the scorching heat, the rest of the year is packed with various golf tournaments in UAE. Some of the most popular games include the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in Doha and not to forget the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.

Striving for the best-

UAE has always had a highly positive attitude of working towards the best, today it has the most luxurious places to visit which further attracts golf lovers from across the globe. The area today boasts of award-winning restaurants started by well-known chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Nobu Matsuhisa, and also offers treats for fine-art lovers like the Guggenheim and the Louvre in Abu Dhabi. Moreover, the sporting events are complemented by the breathtaking beaches and luxurious shopping malls. UAE indeed has left no stone unturned for golfers across the globe to have a golfing outing in UAE.

 

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Aadhaar Helpline Mystery: French Security Expert Tweets of doing a Full Disclosure Tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App

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Google’s admission that it had in 2014 inadvertently coded the 112 distress number and the UIDAI helpline number into its setup wizard for Android devices triggered another controversy on Saturday as India’s telecom regulator had only recommended the use of 112 as an emergency number in April 2015.

After a large section of smartphone users in India saw a toll-free helpline number of UIDAI saved in their phone-books by default, Google issued a statement, saying its “internal review revealed that in 2014, the then UIDAI helpline number and the 112 distress helpline number were inadvertently coded into the SetUp wizard of the Android release given to OEMs for use in India and has remained there since”.

Aadhaar Helpline Number Mystery: French security expert tweets of doing a full disclosure tomorrow about Code of the Google SetUP Wizard App, Image: Wikimedia Commons.

However, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended only in April 2015 that the number 112 be adopted as the single emergency number for the country.

According to Google, “since the numbers get listed on a user’s contact list, these get  transferred accordingly to the contacts on any new device”.

Google was yet to comment on the new development.

Meanwhile, French security expert that goes by the name of Elliot Alderson and has been at the core of the entire Aadhaar controversy, tweeted on Saturday: “I just found something interesting. I will probably do full disclosure tomorrow”.

“I’m digging into the code of the @Google SetupWizard app and I found that”.

“As far as I can see this object is not used in the current code, so there is no implications. This is just a poor coding practice in term of security,” he further tweeted.

On Friday, both the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as well as the telecom operators washed their hand of the issue.

While the telecom industry denied any role in the strange incident, the UIDAI said that he strange incident, the UIDAI said that some vested interests were trying to create “unwarranted confusion” in the public and clarified that it had not asked any manufacturer or telecom service provider to provide any such facility.

Twitter was abuzz with the new development after a huge uproar due to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman R.S. Sharma’s open Aadhaar challenge to critics and hackers.

Ethical hackers exposed at least 14 personal details of the TRAI Chairman, including mobile numbers, home address, date of birth, PAN number and voter ID among others. (IANS)

Also Read: Why India Is Still Nowhere Near Securing Its Citizens’ Data?