Trump’s Sons to Host Opening of Branded Golf Course in Dubaiby
Damac Properties promises ‘unforgettable evening’ on Saturday
Trump first announced Damac licensing, management deal in 2014
U.S. President Donald Trump’s sons will visit Dubai this week to open a Trump-branded golf course, according to an invitation from the local developer, which promised “an unforgettable evening.”
Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. will host the event at Trump International Golf Club Dubai on Saturday evening, Damac Properties Dubai Co. PJSC said on the gold-embossed card received on Monday. The two sons manage Trump’s businesses, including more than 500 companies and ties to more than 20 countries, after they were placed into trust when he entered the White House.
Trump first announced a licensing and management deal with Damac in 2014, which included plans to sell 100 luxury villas surrounding the golf course. Billboards advertising the development have sprung up around the city in recent days, displaying the Trump name and images of the Akoya by Damac development that borders the desert on the edge of the city.
Trump and his daughter Ivanka flew to Dubai in 2014 and drove to the site of the golf course, which he said would become one of the world’s best.
As president-elect, Trump said he turned down a $2 billion deal with a major property developer in Dubai because he didn’t “want to take advantage of something.” Damac confirmed the talks with Trump, without specifying whether the deal involved properties in Dubai or when the discussions took place.