Dubai is a bustling venue for many events. And while the glitzy city is quite famous for its party atmosphere, the Emirate also hold some annual events. One such famous event is Dubai Duty Free Tennis. And the new edition has already started in Dubai and sports lovers can’t hold their excitement.
What Is Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship?
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Every year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on external hardcourts, Dubai Duty Free hosts the Dubai Tennis Championships, also known as the Dubai Open, a professional tennis competition. For sponsorship purposes, it was given that name. Men’s and women’s competitions are held at the tournament, which occurs at the end week of February. The event is supported by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai. The Royal family of Dubai has been tremendously supportive of the event, which has been an annual occurrence for the past 31 years.
And here we are once again with that time of year when tennis fans from the UAE throng to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium to witness the top talents in the world perform on the court.
Let’s get some info about the event this year.
What’s Happening This Year?
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The emirate’s annual two-week tennis spectacle begins in two days, and qualifying began on four side courts on Friday morning. As a result, the area around the 5,000-seat stadium is bustling with activity. The men’s ATP 500 competition, which takes place from February 27 to March 4, will quickly follow the women’s WTA 1000 competition. It will runs from February 19 to 25. More than 80,000 visitors are anticipated for this event of 14 days. 17 of the top 20 players in the world are expected to compete in the women’s competition.
The elite group of athletes arriving from all over the world, in addition to a slew of trainers, masseuses, physiotherapists, sports psychologists, WTA and ATP personnel, and special guests, will stay in the nearby Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.
The tickets for the 31st edition can be purchased starting at Dh55 on their official website. During regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., tickets are also offered at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium Box Office.
How Has This Tournament Helped Dubai’s Economy & Tourism?
It’s the value of this event is extremely high to its contribution to Dubai’s success. The duty free business in Dubai has grown to be the biggest in the world at a single airport. Tennis has been included in Dubai Duty-Free for 31 years and it has been 39 years to Dubai Duty Free. Throughout the years, launching this tournament has drawn all of the top players in the globe. From a media perspective, tennis is valued at more than 1.5 million US dollars if they were to buy the media that Dubai receives from it. So, tennis is a very important aspect of marketing and promotion. It has a significant impact on Dubai’s reputation.
Whether you want to catch glimpse of renowned tennis players like Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal or enjoy the game in real-time then book your tickets now.
Cover Image Courtesy: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship