Dubai Tennis Championships is part of the ATP and WTA tennis
tours and is governed by the UAE Tennis Association and organized
by the Dubai Duty Free Aviation Club Tennis Centre. The yearly
tennis tournament started in 1993 and is set near the time
of the Dubai
Shopping Festival, Dubai Desert Classic, and the Dubai
World Cup. The tournament was previously known as the
Dubai Tennis Open.
Since 1996, the tennis event has been held
at the Dubai Tennis Stadium which contains a 5,000 seat center
court, a VIP area, and a Royal enclosure. The stadium also
hosts various music concerts and entertainment events
Dubai Tennis Championship
The yearly tennis tournament happens in
February and March attracts the world's top male and female
players. The Dubai Tennis Championships 2005 was held from
February 21st to March 5th. Ticket prices cost between Dhs.
30 and Dhs. 160, while Grand Stand seats are on a first come
first serve basis.