Emirates airline is the official carrier for the forthcoming Dubai World Championship golfing event.

Emirates airline is the official carrier for the forthcoming Dubai World Championship golfing event.A total of 12 Ryder Cup players are heading to Dubai for the competition – which will conclude this year’s golfing season.

The tournament is being held at Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth course and the golfers will be competing for part of a $7.5 million (£4.75 million) prize fund – with many taking flights to Dubai with Emirates.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates, said: “The Dubai World Championship is a spectacle of sport…it will consolidate Dubai’s status as a venue capable of hosting major international sporting events.”

Emirates is also the official airline for four other events on the 2010 European Tour International Schedule – the Austrian Open, Avantha Masters (India), Malaysian Open and the BMW International Open (Germany).

Europe won this year’s Ryder Cup in Wales 14 ½ to 13 ½ with Colin Montgomerie as captain.

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