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Trump sons Eric, Donald Jr. to attend 'closed' Dubai event

  • FILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, workers re-install a gold letter sign for the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. U.S. President Donald Trump's two sons in charge of his business empire will attend a closed-door event to mark the opening of the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

    FILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, workers re-install a gold letter sign for the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. U.S. President Donald Trump's two sons in charge of his business empire will attend a closed-door event to mark the opening of the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, a new sign sits on display for the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. U.S. President Donald Trump's two sons in charge of his business empire will attend a closed-door event to mark the opening of the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

    FILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, a new sign sits on display for the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. U.S. President Donald Trump's two sons in charge of his business empire will attend a closed-door event to mark the opening of the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)  (The Associated Press)

President Donald Trump's two sons in charge of his business empire will attend a closed-door event to mark the opening of the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai.

The ceremony, due on Saturday in the Mideast city-state home to the world's tallest building, marks the first major event abroad that Eric and Donald Jr. will attend since their father's inauguration.

The Trump Organization earlier referred questions about the event to DAMAC Properties, the Dubai-based developer that partnered with them on the course.

DAMAC spokesman Niall McLoughlin told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the ceremony would be a "closed event."

Both sons receive Secret Service protection as immediate family members of the president. The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi has declined to comment about the trip.