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Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship 2019

The annual Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will return in 2019 with world-class players expected to wow crowds at this unmissable sporting event. One of the most popular tournaments on the ATP and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) World Tours, it has seen victories by the likes of tennis pros Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams.

This two-week long championship is a spectacle of fierce competition between top tennis players on the court and energising entertainment for spectators off the court. It will consist of a WTA Premier 5 women’s event followed by the ATP 500 men’s competition. The 2019 session will see seven-time Dubai champion Roger Federer and last year’s winner Bautista Agut return to the court, while Simona Halep headlines a WTA roll call featuring nine of the world’s top 10 players.

With 27 years in the ATP tournament and 19 years in the WTA tournament under its belt, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is recognised as a prime sporting event in the region and has received many awards of recognition by both The ATP and WTA. The championship is owned and organised by Dubai Duty Free and held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. (via https://www.visitdubai.com/en/events/dubai-duty-free-tennis-championships-2019)

THE UAE TOUR CHALLENGE 2019

THE UAE TOUR CHALLENGE

 The former Dubai Tour has extended its path across all seven emirates as the brand new 2019 UAE Tour–the only tour race in the Middle East. Starting 25 February, the seven-day event will kick off in Abu Dhabi and ultimately roll into Dubai on 2 March.

The amateur championship is open to all cyclist of every age, gender and nationality to challenge their skills along the main cycling paths of the UAE.

 The coveted award is a 24-carat gold plated trophy by the same manufacturers who designed the FIFA World Cup and will display the names of previous winners, including last year’s Dubai Tour champion Elia Viviani.