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The Dubai Championships is a pretty well-liked outdoor hard court event held in the United Arab Emirates every February, belonging to the ATP 500 event.
The event has been going on since 1993 in Dubai, and it's one of the rare events that host both ATP and WTA tournaments. They don't happen simultaneously but in consecutive weeks, but it still sees many of the top players playing at the event.
It generally features one of the highest prize funds outside the Grand Slams and unfolds at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre. The venue has a 5,000-seat main court and has been the hosting site since the start of the event. The list of former champions consists of many great players, such as Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Karel Novaček won the first edition, while Roger Federer is the most decorated player at the event with 8 trophies. Having kept a training base in Dubai for many years clearly benefitted the Swiss player. The most recent event in 2023 was won by Daniil Medvedev, who defeated Andrey Rublev in the final.
|Date:||27 February - 4 March (ATP) /17 - 25 February (WTA)|
|Category:||ATP 500 / WTA 1000|
|Location:||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Venue:||Aviation Club Tennis Centre|
|ATP Players:||32 players (ATP Entry List)|
|WTA Players:||64 players (WTA Entry List)|
|ATP Prize Money:||$3,020,535 (Distribution Overview)|
|WTA Prize Money:||$2,788,468 (Distribution Overview)|
|ATP Points:||500 for champion (Distribution Overview)|
|WTA Points:||900 for champion (Distribution Overview)|
|Draw:||ATP Draw / WTA Draw|