September 27, 2023
Following the resounding success of its inaugural edition in February 2023, the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open proudly returns for its second edition in 2024, reaffirming its status as a premier tournament on the global tennis calendar. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and IMG today announced the event is set to take centre stage once again from 3 to 11 February 2024, at the iconic Zayed Sports City International Tennis Centre in Abu Dhabi.
The Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open has quickly earned its place among the most prestigious tournaments in women’s tennis. The event’s significance lies not only in its impressive $900,000 prize fund but also in the coveted ranking points at stake. With 28 players in the singles draw and 16 formidable teams in the doubles draw, this tournament will showcase exceptional talent and fierce competition.
Hosted in partnership with Mubadala and presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the WTA 500 signifies a remarkable convergence of sports excellence and entertainment. The tournament spans nine exciting days, taking tennis enthusiasts on a journey from the opening qualifiers to the thrilling finals on Sunday 11 February 2024. In the heart of Abu Dhabi, the 2024 Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open will serve as an unrivalled showcase of tennis prowess.
Nigel Gupta, Director of Tennis Events at IMG and the Tournament Director at the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, commented: “Our vision for this event goes beyond tennis. We are dedicated to curating an exceptional experience that aims to transcend the boundaries of sport, uniting fans and athletes alike in the spirit of excellence. With the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, we are looking to create a lasting legacy for tennis, fostering a deeper connection between the community and the sport we all love.”
Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO, added: “We’re delighted to see the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open return to the calendar next season, which will officially kick-off the exciting Middle Eastern portion of the 2024 calendar. The event is known for its excellent organization, passionate fans, dedication to women’s professional tennis and is truly becoming a favourite among WTA players, who always feels welcome in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.”
As the event becomes a fixture in Abu Dhabi’s sporting calendar, it continues to exemplify the Emirate’s commitment to hosting world-class sporting events. The impact extends far beyond the court, as the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open inspires young sporting generations and unites the tennis community.
Beyond the on-court action, the Fan Village promises an immersive experience for fans of all ages. Attendees can meet their favourite players during special appearances, partake in family-friendly entertainment, participate in contests to win exclusive prizes, and indulge in a delectable array of offerings from various food venues. With kids’ tickets starting at an affordable AED 50 and adult tickets at AED 95, the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open reinforces that it truly is an event ‘for all’. Tennis fans can witness world-class matches at competitive prices and enjoy outstanding entertainment, making it an ideal outing for families and sports enthusiasts alike.
The Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open is more than a tournament; it’s an experience, a celebration of tennis, and a source of inspiration for future generations of athletes and fans. To be the very first to gain access to tickets, subscribe now at www.mubadalaabudhabiopen.com. Subscribing will give tennis fans first dibs on the best seats in the house and the first opportunity to purchase tickets.