Sign in Register
Posted On: 1 January 2018 08:00 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:59 pm

Qatar Airways and QDF back ATP tourney in Doha

Discuss here!
Start a discussion

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) will celebrate the opening of the highly-anticipated Qatar ExxonMobil Open Men’s Tennis Tournament 2018, as the Official Airline and Retail Sponsors.

World number-five Dominic Thiem of Austria leads the lineup of competitors at this year’s championship, which will host 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams during the exciting six-day event, where all eyes will be on the world’s top players to see who will take home this year’s winning title. The tournament will be held at the state-of-the-art Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha from 1-6 January 2018.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “Qatar Airways is thrilled to once again be the official airline partner of the ExxonMobil Open Men’s Tennis Tournament in Qatar. Together we have attracted the world’s most talented tennis players to Qatar to compete in this fantastic championship.

“This annual competition has become a major highlight on Qatar’s sporting calendar, drawing thousands of international and local fans alike to watch some of the best players in the world compete. Spectators can be certain the event will serve up some amazing matches during the course of the competition. Qatar Airways believes in the power of sport bringing people together, and is proud to support Qatar’s emergence as a world-class sports and entertainment destination.”

Senior Vice President Qatar Duty Free, Mr. Luis Gasset, said: “Qatar Duty Free is thrilled to participate in this fantastic event and welcomes visitors of all ages to watch the competition. We will ensure that spectators are able to sample Qatar’s world-famous hospitality and are warmly welcomed by Qatar Duty Free.

“Special prizes are available at our Qatar Duty Free booth, and four lucky winners will walk away with amazing gifts signed by the tournament’s top players.”

Both Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free will mark their presence at the event by hosting special booths at the sponsors’ village, offering tennis fans a taste of their world-class hospitality. Qatar Duty Free will also display unique gifts signed by the players, providing four lucky fans with the chance to win them.

Qatar Airways, the Official Airline partner of FIFA, is a leading supporter of major global sporting events, including the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and the FIFA Club World Cup™.

The award-winning airline received a number of accolades in 2017, including ‘Airline of the Year’ by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, which was held at the Paris Air Show. This is the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition. In addition to being voted ‘World’s Best Airline’ by travellers from around the world, Qatar’s national carrier also won a raft of other major awards at the ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’

Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. The airline is launching a host of exciting new destinations in 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Thessaloniki, Greece and Cardiff, U.K. to name but a few.