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 – 29th February 2020
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

Founded in 1983, Dubai Duty Free recorded first-year sales of US$20 million and has grown into one of the biggest travel retail operator in the world with sales turnover of US$2.015 billion in 2018.

Now employing almost 6,200 people, the operation has consistently raised the benchmark for airport retailing and it continues to grow. Dubai Duty Free currently operates some 38,000sqm of retail space at Dubai International Airport and over 2,500 sqm at Al Maktoum International that will grow in line with the massive development plans of Dubai South.

In addition to its retail operation, Dubai Duty Free 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.

While the successful running of the shopfloor is a major focus for Dubai Duty Free, 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.

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To date, Dubai Duty Free has received 700 awards including the Frontier Award for ‘Airport Retailer of the Year in Single Location’, which was won by the operation for a remarkable ninth time.

Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman and CEO, Colm McLoughlin was also presented with several awards including the “Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award” and the CEO Middle East Awards for “Retail CEO of the Year”. In addition, he was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of the University (DUniv) by the Middlesex University Dubai in 2017. In 2018, he was honoured with The BURJ CEO “Lifetime Achievement Award” in October and the MENAA “Best Business Leaders Award” for the third time in December.

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
Joanna MacAdie

WTA & ATP Officials & Representatives

WTA Supervisors
Donna Kelso
Kerrilyn Cramer
Martina Lutkova

WTA Referee 
Clare Wood

WTA Partnerships 
Kathryn Chappetto

WTA Player Relations 
Neil Robinson

WTA Communications
Alex Prior
Ellie Emerson
Teyva Sammet

WTA Massage Therapist 
Claire Cresswell

WTA Primary Health Care Providers (PHCP) 
Elaine Brady
Karen Bull
Emma Stewart
Paige Kensrue
Lauren Quinn

WTA Chief of Umpire
Hany El Khafief

WTA Tour Chair Umpires 
Kader Nouni
Pierre Bacchi
Julie Kjendile
Tom Sweeney
Miriam Bley
Ahmed Abdel-Azim
Ali Katebi
Isabel Seefred

WTA IT Support
Kacper Dworniczek

Rebecca Graft

WTA Broadcast
Clodagh Brennan

WTA Review Official
Milena Pelka
Sabine Schulz
Adel Borghel

ATP Supervisors
Lars Graff
Hans-Juergens Ochs

ATP Referee
Hany El Khafief

ATP Tour Manager 
Arnau Brugues

ATP PR & Marketing 
Richard Evans
Brendan Gilson

ATP IT Support
Kacper Dworniczek

ATP Chief of Umpire
Soner Sivri

ATP Tour Chair Umpires
Julie Kjendile
Ali Nili
Mohamed El Jennati
Jaume Campistol
Ali Katebi

ATP Review Official
Adel Borghei
Sabine Schultz
Shreeram Gokhale

Seif Wardani
Graham Anderson

Official Tennis Ball

WTA week
Wilson- US Open

ATP week
Dunlop – Australian Open

Official Hotel

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel

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