Newly announced WTA 500 event brings exciting new fan experiences to centre court from just 50AED
The event will have something for everyone with a free-to-enter fan village playing host to food trucks, entertainment and more
Fans of all ages can look forward to seeing 60 of the world’s best players including World No. 2 Ons Jabeur from 5 - 12 February in Abu Dhabi
Superfans will get a chance to participate in daily Q&As with their favourite tennis stars in the official tournament fan village
24 January 2023 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: The upcoming Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, which is due to take place at Zayed Sports City from 5 – 12 February, will serve up an array of family-friendly activities, food trucks, and entertainment, to keep everyone from hardcore sports enthusiasts, through to families and young people, entertained.
Held in partnership with Abu Dhabi Sports Council and Mubadala, the new WTA 500 event will see the world’s top female players descend on the UAE’s capital, for a week full of action, on and off the court.
On the court, a star-studded 60-woman line-up including World No. 2, Ons Jabeur, Belinda Bencic, Danielle Collins, Bianca Andreescu, Jelena Ostapenko and Elena Rybakina, will keep tennis fans on their toes. A total of 60 matches will be played, including qualifying and main draw games, across
Off the court, some of the UAE’s best food brands, entertainment, games, and activities, will make for a fan village worthy of causing a racket over – including product sampling, giveaways and great prizes up for grabs. On Monday to Thursday there will be daily Q&As giving fans the chance to quiz some of the world’s most elite sporting talent.
Entry to the fan village will be free throughout the event, and to the final qualifying round, which will complete the full draw for the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, on 5 February. With a total of 18 qualifier matches for the event on 5 and 6 February, the main draw matches are set to kick off at 3pm on 6 February. Young tennis fans can also get up close to the world’s best players with free entry for children under 12 for the opening days of action. 6 February will also be a designated kids’ day with a focus on inspiring and entertaining the stars of tomorrow.
The new addition to the WTA calendar is the latest in a long line up of annual sporting events in Abu Dhabi. The emirate has firmly positioned itself as a hub for some of the biggest and most successful global sporting events, in recent years.
In line with the WTA’s 50th anniversary celebrations, supporters of the women’s game can look forward to seeing the on-court action with tickets starting from just 50AED across the first four days of action. Avid followers of the WTA can choose the luxury ‘Courtside Hospitality’ experience, with an up-close view from front row seats, in addition to a range of exclusive benefits across the full eight days.
The event is the perfect opportunity to celebrate women’s sport and provides a rare opportunity to see some of the world’s best up close, whether this be on court or during practice.