THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge
Date: From 12/12 to 18/12
Money prize: $ 100,000 + H
Surface: Hard Outdoor
Tournament Location: Habtoor Grand Beach Resort – Al Falea Street, Jumeirah, PO Box 24454 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
How to get: Habtoor Resort is far about 32 km from Dubai International Airport and about 22 km from downtown and Burj Khalifa.
Top 10 Players: Cagla Bayukackay (Tur) – Kristina Kukova (Svk) – Evgeniya Rodina (Rus) – Vitalia Diatchenko (Rus) – Mandy Minella (Lux) – Su Wei Hsieh (Tpe) – Ksenia Pervak (Rus) – Rebecca Sramkova (Svk) – Aryna Sabalenka (Blr) – Elisa Kostova (Bul)
ABOUT DUBAI: Dubai with Abu Dhabi is the most important and populous city of United Arab Emirates. It has one of the fastest growing economy and definitely is one of the most incredible and futuristic city of the world, hosting Burj Khalifa, the tallest building of the world. Lonely Planet writes about it:
“Dubai and Abu Dhabi are a stirring alchemy of profound traditions and ambitious futuristic vision.
Ever since first setting foot in this tiny powerhouse emirate back in 2007, Dubai has fascinated me with its energy, optimism and openness towards people from all over the world. I’m a die-hard foodie, so the staggering variety of authentic global fare is exhilarating, and even the shopping here – which I normally consider a chore – is actually a joy. Dubai is a place that’s constantly in flux and it’s been exciting to see it grow and mature as a city and as a society. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.” (Read more here)
TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS TO SEE:
- Burj Khalifa
- Dubai Fountain
- The Mall Dubai
- Burj El Arab
- Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
Rowe Downtown Dubai. Fantastic *** hotel, rated 8.8 on Booking, this hotel is located close to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, it features a pool and offers 26 mq2 rover rooms with Burj view at 120€ per night with free Wifi and parking included.
Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road. Excellent **** hotel at 3 minutes walk from Emirates Towers Metro Station. This modern hotel features a rooftop pool, a bar with boasting views on Jumeirah, a pub and 5 different restaurants. Rated 8.4 on Booking, it offers modern 42mq2 double rooms at 147€ per night with breakfast and free wifi included.
Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa. Wonderful ***** luxurious hotel situated on the famous Jumeirah Beach, this is location of tournament and accomodation for players. It features a a variety of tasteful dining options, 3 pools, a spa, a fitness center and 16 different bars. Rated 8 on Booking it offers standard 40 mq2 double rooms with wifi included at 196€ per night.
Please notice that the prices don’t include a 10% municipality fee, 10% service property charge and 20 AED tourism fee for night.