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Mohammed Juma Buamaim

The vice-chairman and CEO of Golf in Dubai, the Emirati was helped in securing both the Desert Classic and the Ladies Masters. “The whole concept of Golf in Dubai is to promote golf in Dubai to the outside world and build a good base, whether they are locals or expats,” he told Emirates Business.

Juma Buamaim earlier worked as an electrical engineer on an oilrig, before becoming chairman of the Dubai Watersports Association from 1985 to 1995. After that, he set up the UAE Golf Association and also helped to launch a Junior Development Programme for tapping local talent.

Golf has been getting a lot of attention in Dubai, and three years back, during the Dubai Ladies Masters awards presentation ceremony, Buamaim also got to meet Dubai’s ruler…


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