If you’re looking for festive fun with the family this December, Abu Dhabi is set to transform into a winter sports wonderland as the Mubadala World Tennis Championship rolls into town. A dream line-up of the world’s top players will be competing from December 19-21 at Zayed Sports City, alongside a range of activities at the buzzing Tennis Village. Here’s why you won’t want to miss this year’s action…
Bring the family along (kids get free entry!)
If there’s one thing you can expect at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, it’s a welcoming family atmosphere. For the second year in a row, day 1 of the festivities is Kids’ Day, with children 12 and under going free with the purchase of an adult ticket. In addition to a variety of cool tennis-themed activities, competitive games and prize giveaways, young visitors will have a chance to enjoy a Q&A with a star player — how awesome is that?! With the festival scheduled one week earlier than its usual spot on the calendar, it’s the perfect place to be for families sticking around during the Christmas break.
Enjoy an entertainment village packed with activities
Watching the world’s tennis greats on the court is no doubt a thrill, but there’s so much more to enjoy off the court! Soak up the festival vibes at the Tennis Village where you’ll find three days packed with live music, cool activities, food and drink pop-ups, along with plenty of games for children. Need more incentive? It’s also where you can meet the tournament’s biggest stars, with players hosting special clinics and autograph signing sessions for fans — get that racket ready for a signature from one of your heroes!
Watch all the action from tennis superstars
How often do you get a chance to watch top tennis stars in such an intimate atmosphere that the Mubadala World Tennis Championship is known for? Gear up for five of the top 10 male tennis players in the world, including Rafael Nadal (world no.1), defending champion Novak Djokovic (world no. 2), Daniil Medvedev (world no. 5), Stefanos Tsitsipas (world no. 6) and Gael Monfils (world no. 10); as well as 5-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova, Amanda Anisimovais and more — make way for the best players on the planet!
What: Mubadala World Tennis Championship
When: December 19-21
Where: International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
Cost: Tickets start from AED 100. Children aged between 2-12 years enter free on Day 1 with the purchase of an Adult Ticket