MUBADALA WORLD TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY PAYS TRIBUTE TO UAE’S PEARL DIVING HERITAGE

December 18, 2021

With Mubadala World Tennis Championship week in full swing, organisers have unveiled the official trophy for the 13thedition. Named ‘Pearling Season’, the trophy pays a stunning tribute to the UAE’s pearl-diving heritage.

 

Designed by LASVIT, the Official Trophy Partner of the Championship, this year’s design resembles Al Dean, a woven bag worn around the neck by pearl divers to carry the oysters they collected.

 

Commenting on the trophy design, John Lickrish, CEO, Flash Entertainment, the Championship organisers said: “With each edition we strive to bring a unique design that is intrinsic to UAE culture and heritage and this year’s trophy has been expertly crafted in a fitting tribute to a key pillar of this country’s history. Pearl diving played an important role for generations, and it is a great that we can honour that.”

 

Leon Jakimič, owner and president of LASVIT said: “Through the Mubadala World Tennis Championship we are able to connect the worlds of design and sport and are very proud to see our trophy raised by some of the world’s best tennis players here in Abu Dhabi.”

 

The eight-player line-up sees six of the world’s top male players come, including five-time winner Rafael Nadal and two-time winner Andy Murray, together for a series of elimination matches from 16 – 18 December at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City.

 

Alongside the world-class tennis action, the famed MWTC Tennis Village returns with a host of off-court entertainment and activations, including star player clinics, Q&As with the players, a diverse range of F&B, kids activities and more.

 

Tickets, starting from AED 100 for adults and AED 50 for children, are available from ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores across the UAE. The Championship organisers have made it game, set match for fans with special promotions on group tickets. Groups of 10 or more Premier Hospitality, Category 1 and Category 2 tickets are available at 15% discount. Premier Hospitality tickets offer fans a premium F&B menu and courtside seating providing prime viewing and an unparalleled experience.

 

In line with current protocols, measures will be in place within the stadium and throughout the Tennis Village to ensure the health and safety of fans, players, and officials.

 

Additionally, in line with the latest government guidelines the Championship will welcome fans and spectators with green status on the Al Hosn app and a negative PCR test result with 96-hour validity across three days of exciting tennis action, in a safe and secure environment.