Al Ain Mineral Water, the flagship water brand of Abu Dhabi-based food and beverage company Agthia Group and a leading bottled water in the UAE, has been named the ‘Official Water Sponsor’ for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships for the second consecutive year. The tournament is scheduled to commence on 20th February and will conclude on 3rd March 2012.
This year’s milestone 20th tournament will boast its strongest ever lineup in both the men’s and women’s event. The men’s ATP event will see six of the top ten players including World number one Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in action. Eight of the top ten ranked women in the world, including World number one Victoria Azarenka, Grand Slam winners Petra Kvitova, Samantha Stosur, Li Na and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki will feature in the WTA championship.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Fasahat Beg, General Manager of Agthia’s Consumer Business Division said: “The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has been a great platform for Dubai over the past 20 years and has helped enhance the reputation of the UAE around the globe. It is essential for us as a local brand to support such platforms and the sporting values they represent, and we are delighted with this partnership.”
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and owned and organized by Dubai Duty Free. As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, the tournament will hold a host of activities including Ladies Day, Kid’s Clinic, Tennis Emirates Clinic, and the Special Needs Clinic.
Tournament Director, Salah Hussain Tahlak said, "We are pleased to announce the continuation of our partnership with Al Ain water. The support of our sponsors assists us in staging what is now one of the most popular and prestigious tennis events on the World tour."
"We are delighted to be celebrating our 20th anniversary this year with another spectacular line up of the world's best players and are looking forward to a fortnight of thrilling tennis." he added.