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Everything we know about the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open

The tennis championship returns to Abu Dhabi in February.

Sports fans, listen up – the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open will return to the capital from 3 to 11 February, bringing world-class tennis and festive fun to Zayed Sports City. Tennis enthusiasts can secure the best available seats at the International Tennis Centre by visiting Platinumlist.

The WTA500 tournament forms an integral part of the Hologic WTA Tour, showcasing the participation of the world’s top female players during nine days of thrilling action and entertainment. Recognised as one of the premier women’s tournaments on the WTA Tour, this event will bring together some of the most exceptional talents in women’s tennis.

Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Set against the backdrop of Zayed Sports City, the second edition of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open promises to be a spectacular showcase, featuring 28 singles players and 16 doubles teams. This unmissable moment on the 2024 tennis calendar will undoubtedly present fans with the opportunity to witness the prowess of the world’s greatest women’s tennis athletes on an iconic stage.

Fan-favourite and current top-ten player Ons Jabeur will debut at Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open 2024. In an illustrious sporting career, she has won five singles titles on the WTA Tour, including the prestigious Madrid Open in 2022. Ons has reached the finals of two Grand Slams: Wimbledon in 2022 and 2023, and the US Open in 2022. She reached a career-high ranking of world No. 2 in June 2022, making her the highest-ranked African and Arab tennis player in WTA and ATP rankings history. She currently sits at No. 6 in the world.

Women's Tennis Association
Ons Jabeur

WTA number 11-ranked player Beatriz Haddad Maia will return to Abu Dhabi for the second edition of the all-female tournament. The Brazilian, who is currently 11th in the WTA rankings, produced a string of impressive performances during last year’s inaugural Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, defeating the likes of Marie Bouzkova, Yulia Putintseva and Elena Rybakina en route to the semi-finals, where she was beaten by eventual winner Bencic.

“Our vision for this event goes beyond tennis. We are dedicated to curating an exceptional experience that aims to transcend the boundaries of sport, uniting fans and athletes alike in the spirit of excellence. With the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, we are looking to create a lasting legacy for tennis, fostering a deeper connection between the community and the sport we all love,” said Nigel Gupta, Director of Tennis Events at IMG and the Tournament Director at the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open.

Beatriz Haddad Maia

In addition to the thrilling on-court action, the Fan Village guarantees an engaging experience for fans of all ages. Attendees have the chance to meet their favourite players during special appearances, engage in family-friendly entertainment, take part in contests for exclusive prizes, and savour a delightful variety of offerings from various food establishments.

With affordable starting prices of AED 50 for kids’ tickets and AED 95 for adults, the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open is an event that caters to everyone. Tennis enthusiasts can witness top-notch matches at competitive prices while enjoying exceptional entertainment, making it a perfect outing for both families and sports aficionados.

GO: Visit https://abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net for more information.

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