European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke will be playing on the Mena Golf Tour at the Ras Al Khaimah Classic in the UAE next week.
The Northern Irishman confirmed that he would be participating at the Tower Links Golf Club from November 2-4.
"It feels great to be part of a tour which is headed in the right direction as it creates the right kind of competitive environment for the region's talent, especially the amateurs, to advance to the next level," said Clarke.
"I have an opportunity where I can maybe offer a bit of advice to youngsters, only because there isn't much I haven't seen at this stage of my career, and it's nice to give back.
"I just want to play some good golf and continue to work hard on my game and just keep going.
"With a population of close to 400 million, golf certainly has the potential to grow even bigger in the region."
The English Open has been revived as part of the new schedule.
Close House Golf Club, near Newcastle, will host the British Masters on July 22.
The event was last staged in 2002.
The tournament at Close House, scheduled to start on July 30, is set to be the first European Tour event since the coronavirus crisis halted action.
The world number one believes it would be the ‘right call’ to push the event back to 2021.
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised 20 million dollars.
The Dutchman finished third and second in the first two weeks of the home-based competition.
NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also be involved.
The US President was among the viewers watching the TaylorMade Driving Relief.
The US President phoned in as McIlroy played in a Sunday fundraiser for coronavirus victims.