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 27th year of the Men’s and 19th year of the Women’s Championships.
Over the past three decades, Dubai Duty Free has become a highly recognised global brand that has shown considerable sales growth, consistently setting new retail milestones, when it recorded sales figures of US$1.8 billion in 2017. The operation, which is the single largest airport retailer in the world in terms of turnover, is expected to achieve sales of US$2 billion in 2018.
Founded on 20th December 1983, it has grown from a US$20 million-dollar business to an almost US$2 billion-dollar business 35 years later. Now employing 6,100 people, the operation has consistently raised the benchmark for airport retailing and it continues to grow.
Currently operates some 38,000sqm of retail space at Dubai International Airport and at Al Maktoum International.
To date, Dubai Duty Free has received over 600 awards including the Frontier Awards for ‘Airport Retailer of the Year in Single Location’, which was won by the operation for a record ninth time.
Dubai Duty Free also operates a Leisure Division which includes The Irish Village, both in Garhoud and Riverland Dubai, The Century Village, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium and The Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.
The operation is highly committed to promoting Dubai through a series of high level sporting events including the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby among others.
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
WTA Player Relations
WTA Massage Therapist
WTA Local Massage Therapist
Alma de Ontoy
WTA Primary Health Care Providers (PHCP)
WTA Chief of Umpire
Hany El Khafief
WTA Tour Chair Umpires
WTA IT Support
WTA Review Official
WTA Security Director
Hany El Khafief
ATP Tour Manager
ATP PR & Marketing
ATP IT Support
ATP Chief of Umpire
ATP Tour Chair Umpires
ATP Review Official
Wilson- US Open
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel