The Arabian Gulf’s leading tennis experience is now less than two months away. The Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) returns to the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi for its 12th edition this December, once again featuring an all-star field.
Six of the world’s top male tennis players, including World No. 2 Rafael Nadal, and World No. 4 Daniil Medvedev, will battle it out for the title and an early confidence boost for the 2020 season.
For the third year running, the Championship, which has established itself as the people’s favourite event in Abu Dhabi, will host a one-off women’s elimination match on Day 1. Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova will face-off against a rising star of women’s tennis, 18-year-old Amanda Anisimova.
In line with its promise to continually bring the best tennis talent to Abu Dhabi and deliver the best experience for visitors, Mubadala World Tennis Championship organisers have made a strategic move to bring the Championship forward by a week from its usual spot.
The Championship will take place from 19-21 December, offering the best tennis action on court, and the best entertainment off it. Here’s 5 reasons why the new dates make Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2019 a must-attend event:
- School’s Out – Entertain the Kids, for FREE!
School holidays, a time when kids are foot faulting around the house looking for ways to be entertained as they await the big festive occasion. Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2019 has served up a treat for families seeking a day in the outdoors to let off some steam. For the second year in a row, Day 1 of the Championship is Kids Day, with children 12 and under going FREE! With tickets starting at AED 100 for Adults, a family of four can enjoy a day out in a festival atmosphere for AED 200!
In addition to seeing guaranteed top-class tennis action on Day 1, with Maria Sharapova vs Amanda Anisimova one of the three confirmed matches, there’s a range of fun activities in the Tennis Village to keep the children entertained throughout the day. From autograph signings and player clinics, special kids’ Q&As with players, training sessions and competitions especially for children, to a host of food and beverage options, there’s plenty of fun for the little ones. That’s game, set and match.
- Stay and Play, Allow Abu Dhabi To Serve Up A Treat
It’s holiday season and the urge to get away from it all is strong. However, the new dates for the Championship offer the perfect chance to net a nice getaway and recharge the batteries without facing the airport queues and flight delays. Unwind and recharge the batteries while soaking up the festival atmosphere at the International Tennis Centre and exploring what the UAE capital has to offer, whether its leisure or culture, past or present. Stay and play packages are available at Nirvana Travels (ntravel.ae) and begin at just AED 2,100, which include hotel accommodation and tickets to the Championship for all three days. For more information, visit www.ntravel.ae.
- Start the Holiday Season in Style
Festive season gets the party swinging. Have a ball and do something different to start the holiday season in style. Grab friends, family or work colleagues and head for a day at the tennis. Mubadala World Tennis Championship is more than just on-court tennis action. The Championship is a great chance to mix the best in live sport with fun activities, competitions and entertainment in the Tennis Village. The vibrant Tennis Village is filled with a full-service F&B offering, live music at the main stage, kids zone activities, Mubadala’s interactive chalet and many more fun activities. This year’s Merchandise store in the village will feature an all-new range of products specially developed for the Championship.
- Gift Your Loved Ones some top-class tennis action
It’s the season of giving, but December can be tougher than a line judge’s call when deciding what to buy a loved one. The new dates, 19-21 December, represent a winning shot at presenting someone with an early present. With tickets starting from AED 100 for Adults, the Championship ups the present buying game. Take that gift to the next level as 3-Day packages are also available with savings of 20%.
Or, deliver a Grand Slam present by treating someone to a hospitality package, starting from AED 795. The hospitality packages offer courtside seating, exclusive player Q&As, a well-curated F&B menu along with exceptional bar service, a premium parking pass, and an official event programme. For more information visit www.ticketmaster.ae or head to Virgin Megastores.
- A Winning winter for visitors and a New Year mega concert
Abu Dhabi is a famed winter holiday destination. Sunshine, an exhaustive list of leisure and cultural pursuits, such as Yas Island’s theme parks, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque or the Louvre Abu Dhabi, there’s plenty to see and do. The Mubadala World Tennis Championship is the perfect opportunity for spectators to give friends and family from outside the UAE, a refreshing taste of Abu Dhabi, combining riveting tennis action with the brilliant sights of the Capital. With unrivalled access to the world’s top tennis players and a festival atmosphere, the Championship is an unmissable experience. Furthermore, just 10 days after the world’s best tennis players take to the court, Abu Dhabi will end the year with a mega concert by global superstar musician Bruno Mars to send visitors top-spinning into 2020.
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