Under the Patronage of H.h. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is owned and organised by Dubai Duty Free and takes place under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dubai Duty Free is the permanent Title Sponsor of the tournament and this year the tournament celebrates the 29th year of the Men’s and 21st year of the Women’s Championships.
Founded on 20th December 1983, Dubai Duty Free which had US20 million annual sales during its first year of business, celebrated its 37th anniversary in style in 2020.
The airport retailer welcomed passengers travelling through Dubai with a special 25% discount spread over three days on a wide range of merchandise. Total sales for the three days reached close to Dhs70 million (US$19.175 million).
Dubai Duty Free has continued its investment in the development and expansion of its retail offer both in Dubai International Airport and at Al Maktoum International Airport with its total retail area of over 40,000 square meters.
Now employing over 2,600 people, the operation has consistently raised the benchmark for airport retailing and it continues to grow.
In addition to the retail division, Dubai Duty Free operates a Leisure Division which includes The Irish Village, located in Garhoud and Studio One Hotel, The Century Village, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, home to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and The Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.
The operation has received over 700 awards over the years including the Frontier Award for ‘Airport Retailer of the Year in Single Location’, which was won by the retailer for a record ninth time in 2018.
Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin was also presented with several awards including the “Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award”, the CEO Middle East Awards for “Retail CEO of the Year” and The BURJ CEO “Lifetime Achievement Award” to name a few.
Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Dubai Duty Free
Chief Operating Officer & Chairman of DDFTC
Executive Vice President – Corporate Services & DDFTC Tournament Director
Senior Vice President – Marketing
Sinead El Sibai
Tournament Project Manager
Head of Security
Zayed Al Shebli
Chief of Officials
Chief of Ballkids
Head of Broadcast Management
WTA Player Relations
WTA Massage Therapist
Primary Health Compliance Officer
WTA Primary Health Care Providers (PHCP)
WTA Mental Health Staff
WTA Chief of Umpire
Hany El Khafief
WTA Tour Chair Umpires
WTA Review Official
Hany El Khafief
ATP Tour Manager
ATP PR & Marketing
ATP Chief of Umpire
ATP Tour Chair Umpires
Ahmed Abdel- Azim
ATP Review Official
Wilson- US Open
Dunlop – Australian Open
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel