The Dubai Tennis Championship (currently known as the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for sponsorship reasons) is a men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts. The event is a men’s ATP Tour 500 tournament and a women’s WTA Premier tournament. It is also known as the Dubai Open and was first held in 1993.
Roger Federer has won a record 8 men’s singles titles, with Justine Henin winning a record 4 women’s singles titles. The 2020 champions were:
2020 Men’s Singles – Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2020 Women’s Singles – Simona Halep (ROM)
2020 Men’s Doubles – John Peers (AUS) / Michael Venus (NZL)
2020 Women’s Doubles – Hsieh Su-wei (TAI) / Barbora Strýcová (CZE)
When is the Dubai Tennis Championship?
The event is usually held across two weeks in late February, with the women’s event taking place in the first week and the men’s event in the second week.
Where is the Dubai Tennis Championship?
The tournament has been held at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre since it began in 1993. The original venue featured temporary scaffolding, however the new Dubai Tennis Stadium opened in 1996 with a capacity of 5,000.
How do I get to the Dubai Tennis Championship?
The Aviation Club Tennis Centre is located in the Garhoud area of Dubai, about 13 kilometres north from downtown Dubai.
Airport – The Dubai International Airport is the primary airport in the UAE, being the hub for the country’s flag carrier – Emirates, as well as the low-cost carrier flydubai. There are over 140 airlines that offer flights to over 270 destinations across all continents of the world from the airport.
The airport is located just 3 kilometres from the Aviation Club, with a taxi journey taking just 5 minutes or you can catch the metro as below.
Driving & Parking – The club is located just off the E11 highway, with a free Park N’ Ride operating nearby during the tournament for ticket holders.
Metro – The GGICO metro station is just a 5 minute walk from the Aviation Club, with free shuttle buses from the station also operating during the tournament.
How do I get tickets to the Dubai Tennis Championship?
To purchase tickets and for further ticket information, consult the ticketing section of the official website here.
Where to stay in Dubai
The Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is the official tournament hotel, located onsite at the Aviation Club.
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