Under the Patronage of H.h. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Dubai Duty Free tennis stadium
Dubai Duty Free tennis stadium

Event Owners and Organisers

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is made possible by our owners and organisers

Owner & Organiser

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.

About Dubai Duty Free

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.


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Tournament Owners and Organisers

Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Dubai Duty Free
Colm McLoughlin

Chief Operating Officer & Chairman of DDFTC
Ramesh Cidambi

Executive Vice President – Corporate Services & DDFTC Tournament Director
Salah Tahlak

Senior Vice President – Marketing
Sinead El Sibai

Tournament Project Manager
Jasmin Micoyco

Head of Security
Zayed Al Shebli

Chief of Officials
Hany Khafief

Chief of Ballkids
Clark Francis

Head of Broadcast Management

Bharat Godkhindi

Press Officer
John Rynehart

WTA & ATP Officials & Representatives

WTA Supervisors
Donna Kelso

Pam Whytcross

WTA Referee 
Clare Wood

WTA Player Relations 
Neil Robinson

WTA Communications
Teyva Sammet
Jessica Culbreath

WTA Massage Therapist 
Florin Petrica

Francesca Cammillozzi

Roberta Villa

Primary Health Compliance Officer 

Eva Scheumann

WTA Primary Health Care Providers (PHCP) 
Federica Scalabrino

Martina Kehoe

Carlos Justel

Marita Marshall

WTA Mental Health Staff

Caroline Zadina

WTA Chief of Umpire
Hany El Khafief

WTA Tour Chair Umpires 
Marta Mrozinska
Aurelie Tourte
Cecilia Alberti
Ahmed Abdel-Azim
Kader Nouni
Isabel Seefried

Adel Nour

Ettore Russo

WTA Review Official
Dorin Ursu
Abhishek Mukherjee
Adel Borghel

ATP Supervisors
Ali Nili

Mohamed Fitouhi

ATP Referee
Hany El Khafief

ATP Tour Manager 
Denis Zivkovic

ATP PR & Marketing 
Fabienne Benoit

Florent Girod


ATP Chief of Umpire
Soner Sivri

ATP Tour Chair Umpires
Aurelie Tourte
Kader Nouni
Ceceilia Alberti
Ahmed Abdel- Azim
Adel Nour

Ettore Russo

ATP Review Official

Dorin Ursu
Abhishek Mukherjee
Adel Borghel

Seif Wardani
Per Bastholt

Official Tennis Ball

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Official Hotel

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

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