Trump sons open Dubai golf course

Trump sons open Dubai golf course
US President Donald Trump's son Eric Trump attends the opening ceremony of the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai on Saturday.
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US President Donald Trump's eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were guests of honour at the opening of a Trump-branded golf course in Dubai on Saturday, the first Trump property project launched since their father's inauguration.

Speaking on a stage in front of the clubhouse at the Trump International Golf Club Dubai, Donald Trump Jr. praised the development of the United Arab Emirates, a close US ally that is also a global trade, transport and tourism hub.

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"To see the incredible vision Sheikh Mohammed has been able to put forward for this country is truly awe-inspiring," he said, referring to UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum.

"As a developer, which lets us be somewhat artists at times, it is truly incredible to be part of that vision."

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A ceremony featuring fireworks and a classical music ensemble marked the opening of the project announced by the Trump Organisation and Dubai-listed developer DAMAC Properties in 2013.

The relationship between Trump and Damac Chairman Hussain Sajwani came under scrutiny last month when then-President-elect Trump said without elaborating that he had turned down a $2-billion (S$2.8 billion) deal offered by Sajwani because he did not want to "take advantage."

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