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

17TH February - 2nd March 2019
Dubai Duty Free tennis stadium
17TH February - 2nd March 2019
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 27th year of the Men’s and 19th year of the Women’s Championships.

About Dubai Duty Free

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.

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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.

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

Press Officer
Sarah Marks

WTA & ATP Officials & Representatives

WTA Supervisors
Donna Kelso

WTA Referee 
Clare Wood

WTA Partnerships 
Kathryn Chappetto

WTA Player Relations 
Neil Robinson

WTA Communications
Alex Prior
Yanyan Xu
Chase Altieri

WTA Massage Therapist 
Lee Stang

WTA Local Massage Therapist 
Beverly Strathearn
Alma de Ontoy

WTA Primary Health Care Providers (PHCP) 
Lindsey Ayala
Karen Bull
Marty Kehoe
Victoria Shelley

WTA Chief of Umpire
Hany El Khafief

WTA Tour Chair Umpires 
Kader Nouni
Mariana Alves
Julie Kjendile
Adel Nour

WTA IT Support
Kacper Dworniczek

Kristina Armstrong

WTA Broadcast
Clodagh Brennan

WTA Review Official
Adel Borghei
Sabine Schultz
Shreeram Gokhale

WTA Security Director
Bob Campbell

ATP Supervisors
Gerry Armstrong
Hans-Juergens Ochs

ATP Referee
Hany El Khafief

ATP Tour Manager 
Fernando Sanchez

ATP PR & Marketing 
Richard Evans
Mark Epps

ATP IT Support
Kacper Dworniczek

ATP Chief of Umpire
Soner Sivri

ATP Tour Chair Umpires
Kader Nouni
Renaud Lichtenstein
Ali Nili
Adel Nour

ATP Review Official
Adel Borghei
Sabine Schultz
Shreeram Gokhale

Seif Wardani
Yannick Lambrecht

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Official Hotel

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

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