HRH Princess Haya, along with Her daughter, HH Sheikha Al Jalila Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum presented the winner’s trophy to Shanshan Feng, the 2012 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters champion.

DUBAI, Oct 25  — HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has extended Her patronage to the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, reaffirming Her support for the premier women’s golfing event in the region.

Her continued support is a fitting recognition the role played by the season-ending Ladies European Tour event in promoting women’s golf in the UAE and across the region in the framework of Dubai’s broader goal of making the city the global centre for sports creativity, leadership and excellence.

Since its inception in 2006, the euro 500,000 (Dh 2.32 million) event, promoted and organized by golf in DUBAi, the world’s leading golfers from both sides of the Atlantic have showcased their talent, giving the tournament the feel of a “Major’ in women’s golf.

Pornanong Phatlum of Thailand will return to defend her title in a strong field headlined by all-time great Laura Davies and Charley Hull, both of England, while 2012 champion, Shanshan Feng of China has also committed.

“We are indeed proud and privileged to have the patronage of HRH Princess Haya. It demonstrates Her unflinching resolve to create equal opportunities for women to excel in their respective fields ” said Mohamed Juma Buamaim, Vice Chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi.

“Every international sporting event hosted in Dubai has its own appeal and aura, reflecting the Emirate’s dynamic and innovative sporting culture. We will strive and do everything possible to raise the bar for future events befitting Dubai’s image as the region’s sporting capital.”

The Omega Dubai Ladies Masters is backed by OMEGA as the title sponsor and Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC as sponsor. The confirmed co-sponsors are: CNN, Drydocks World & Maritime World, Emirates NBD, Gulf News, Jebel Ali Resorts and Hotels, Mercedes and wasl, while Dubai Duty Free, Neocasa Interiors and Motivate Publishing are the Patrons in golf in DUBAi’s drive to showcase the emirate’s vibrant golfing scene to a worldwide audience.