The Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open is now on!

The UAE capital is all set to be the newest destination for the world’s professional women’s tennis tour.

Just when you were beginning to wonder what Abu Dhabi has in store for sporting fans, they’re back with a big announcement!

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and IMG have just revealed the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open. To be held from 5–12 February, it marks the first ongoing WTA-sanctioned tour event in the emirate.

Hosted in partnership with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Mubadala, the WTA 500 event will bring together the world’s top female players at Zayed Sports City’s International Tennis Centre.

Aside from more than 60 singles and doubles matches across eight days, the tournament will feature a variety of entertaining activities for families and sports enthusiasts alike, including fan activations and tennis-themed games, as well as player Q&A sessions across the first four days.

The event will continue the WTA’s 50-year anniversary celebrations, with tickets starting at AED 50 for adults (including premium tickets on Monday and Tuesday), whilst full tournament packages are available at a 15% saving, including hospitality tickets that promise an unparalleled event experience. Additionally, tickets for children under 12 accompanied by premium and regular ticketholders will be free during the first four days.

Watch this space for player reveals and more updates!



5-12 February



Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi


Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open at the International Tennis Centre in Zayed Sports City. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.ae

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