THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (XXV Edition)
Date: From 02/27 to 03/05
Money prize: $ 2,858,530
Surface: Hard Outdoor
Tournament Location: Officially inaugurated in February 1996, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium has been voted “Best Venue” by players on the ATP World Tour. The stadium has become a magnet for people seeking entertainment in Dubai. Located in the grounds of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Centre, the stadium is completely self-contained.
How to get: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium is located at just 2.2 km from Dubai International Airport. Is very cheap to take a taxi for a driving distance of 5 minutes.
Previous winners: 2016 Stan Wawrinka – 2015/2014 Roger Federer – 2013/2012/2011 Novak Djokovic – 2012 Roger Federer – 2011/2010/2009 Novak Djokovic
Top 10 Players: Andy Murray (Gbr) – Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – Gael Monfils (Fra) – Roger Federer (Sui) – Tomas Berdych (Cze) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Phillip Kohlschreiber (Ger) – Gilles Muller (Lux) – Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) – Viktor Troicki (Srb)
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:
- Rove Downtown Dubai. Fantastic *** hotel, rated 8.9 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 177$ 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 177$ per night with breakfast, free wifi and parking included.
- Park Hyatt Dubai. Wonderful ***** luxurious hotel situated at just 900 mt far from Tennis Stadium, this is the ideal accomodation for tennis lovers. It features six tasteful dining options, a 18 hole golf course, a 25m swimming pool, a fitness center with spa, the free wifi and parking. Rated 9.2 on Booking it offers at the moment a secret deal forms pacious 52 mq2 double rooms at just 224$ per night.
Enjoy a fantastic tennis trip!