Not A Drill: Rafael Nadal Is Coming BACK For The Mubadala World Tennis Championship!


There is a HUGE weekend of tennis coming in December and the line up has just gotten a major addition.

Get excited tennis fans! The 17-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has confirmed he’s coming to Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) joining Novak Djokovic, Kevin Anderson, Dominic Thiem, Karen Khachanov and Venus Williams for the world-class tournament.

Get more info about the Mubadala World Tennis Championship here

With top tennis players, AED100 tickets, a kids day, (where kids go free!) a day for foodies and a ladies day’s why there’s something for everyone at the MWTC this year

It’s a huge year for tennis with seven top players already on the bill

Rafa is coming! He’s just signed on for his tenth year at the championships, with four MWTC titles under his belt, this year he’s going for number five.

And expect a battle of the greats. The world number one Novak Djokovic is already signed on, along with returning champ Kevin Anderson, French Open finalist, Dominic Thiem, Australian Open semi-finalist, Hyeon Chung, and Karen Khachano, winner of four ATP world titles… this will be huge!

And Venus Williams has confirmed she’s joining the ladies line-up

This is one of Rafa’s favourite tournaments

Abu Dhabi is one of my favourite places to play, the climate, atmosphere and enthusiasm from the crowds at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship provides the perfect start to the new season. The tournament brings together players at the top of their game; we all relish playing in these extremely competitive matches.”

Rafael Nadal

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The Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) is a day for the whole family

Live cooking, (with a star player) food tasting from around the world, a FAB ladies day celebration of fashion and sports and a kids day where kids (2-12) can go free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

See here for the full event schedule

Mark your calendars now

The important bits:

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) takes place between December 27 and 29 held at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi

Tickets from AED100 are available via and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE

Buy three tickets and get a 20% discount


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