Ladies' Night takes place on Tuesday night of WTA week. Ladies are encouraged to come dressed for the occasion and the best-dressed will have the opportunity to attend the WTA Players’ Party.
Men’s Night takes place on Tuesday night of ATP week. Men are encouraged to come dressed for the occasion and the best-dressed will have the opportunity to attend the ATP Players’ Party.
Catch & Win
Every day at the start of each session, fans will be able to ‘Catch and Win’ as 10 tennis balls are hit into the crowd. Each ball caught can be redeemed at the Dubai Duty Free stand for an exciting prize from the sponsors.
On the first four days of each week ticket holders will be encouraged to take a photograph of themselves in the Centre Court Grandstand showing their wristband for that day’s play, then post it via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook to be in the running to win two finals tickets. There will be eight winners in total.
Meet n Greet Competition
A new competition will run on social media channels. The winners will be given the opportunity to watch a player practice, then meet them, have a photograph and get an autograph.
Partner Schools Programme
In the lead up to the Championships schools were invited to be part of the Partner Schools Programme. The schools involved participated in a tennis activity session as a fun introduction to the sport. The students played the DDF tennis inflatable game and received a visit from the tournament mascots Ace and Annette and the tournament trophy. Schools were also invited to participate in an ‘Adopt a Player’ project. The schools producing the best projects will be given the opportunity to present their project to the player at the event.
DDF Official Junior Reporter
A competition aimed at school children between the ages of 11-17 years to win the chance to ask a question to one of the tennis players during their post-match interview. The Junior Reporter will also have a photograph with the player, and be given a tour of the media room.
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Surprise Draws
The winner will become the owner of a brand new Audi Q7. Tickets are available from the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise counter at the Tennis Stadium; in Departures and Arrivals in Terminals 1, 2 and 3; at The Irish Village Craft Shop and at the DDF Finest Surprise counter at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
Guess & Win
Fans can guess the correct number of tennis balls in the car, which will be parked in the Tennis Village during the tournament. Ten (10) lucky ticket holders have a chance to win an Audi R8 driving experience at the Dubai Autodrome, for those who can guess the exact number of balls or comes the closest. Tickets are priced at AED10 each.
Radio Competitions and Promotions
ARN radio is running a number of competitions and promotions across all stations, Dubai Eye 103.8, Dubai 92, City, Virgin Radio, Al Khaleejiya, Al Arabiya 99 and Hit. Winners will receive tickets to the tennis.
Schools Activities and Promotions
In the lead up to the Championships selected schools received a visit from the tournament mascots Ace and Annette and had their photograph taken with the trophies. Students also had the opportunity to play the DDF tennis inflatable game as a fun introduction to the sport.