Al Ain Mineral Water, the flagship water brand of Abu Dhabi-based food and beverage company Agthia Group P.J.S.C. and a leading bottled water in the UAE, is the ‘Official Water Sponsor’ for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, for the third consecutive year. The tournament commenced on 18th February and will conclude on 2nd March 2013.
Now in its 21st year, the tournament is one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the UAE Sporting Calendar, and one of the most popular tournaments on the international tennis circuit. The world’s best tennis players are set to return to Dubai, as they battle it out for the coveted Dubai title. Following a thrilling win in the final last year, five time champion Roger Federer will be back to delight the crowds as he takes on world number 1 Novak Djokovic in the men’s tournament, while in the women’s event defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska will be up against former world number 1 Victoria Azarenka, and perennial favourite and newly crowned world number one Serena Williams.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Fasahat Beg, General Manager of Agthia’s Consumer Business Division said: “Al Ain Water has consistently shown its commitment to various local sporting events that reflect the brand’s responsibility of promoting an active lifestyle. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is an iconic event in Dubai with the world’s top players returning year after year to the delight of the sell-out crowds. We are thrilled to be part of the tournament once again, as the official water sponsor for the third time. Al Ain Water is celebrating this association with various contests on and off the court and dedicated water station at the venue”
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. There will be action aplenty again this year not only on court but off court too, to entertain and engage spectators of all ages on every day of the tournament. The hugely popular Kids’ Days, Ladies’ Day and Fantastic Fan Day will again be held, as will the Catch and Win game which got every match off to an exciting start last year with 10 lucky spectators winning great prizes after catching balls served into the crowd.