And how to get early access to tickets…

Some of the biggest names in women’s tennis will once again head to Abu Dhabi next February. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and IMG will host a nine-day WTA 500 tournament, called Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, from February 3 to 11, 2024.

The event will bring together the sport’s most exciting prospects to compete at the Zayed Sports City’s International Tennis Centre. It will be the follow-up to a hugely successful inaugural 2023 event, which saw tennis icons and Grand Slam champions, Rybakina, Jelena Ostapenko and Bianca Andreescu, as well as Grand Slam finalists, Ons Jabeur and Danielle Collins, alongside up-and-coming talent Daria Kasatkina and Veronika Kudermetova.

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The prize fund sits at an ace USD900,000 prize fund but will also include opportunities to racket-up ranking points. In the mix and chasing the court-clout, 28 players will face-off in the singles draw and 16 pairings for the doubles draw.

Other spectator favourites will also return to serve – including the interactive fun made available in the Fan Village, the food trucks and family friendly entertainment. Tickets will be priced from just Dhs95 for adults and from Dhs50 for kids, and whilst they’re not on sale yet, you can register at, for early access to sales.

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Talking about the news, Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO, commented: “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.”

Nigel Gupta, Director of Tennis Events at IMG and the Tournament Director at the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, said: “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.”

More on that legacy, including player announcements, when we get them.

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