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Mubadala World Tennis Championship
When: December 19-21
Where: International Tennis Center Zayed Sports City, Abu Dubai
Watch tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic in action at the 12th edition of Abu Dhabi’s exhilarating sporting event. Meet the players and witness some intense on-court action.
Dubai Rugby Sevens
When: December 6-7
Where: The Sevens Stadium
The Middle East’s longest-running sports event is home to more than 300 teams from across the globe. This year marks its 50th anniversary so expect big things, including pop sensation Kylie Minogue, who is slated to perform on December 6.
The Saudi Cup
When: February 29, 2020
Where: King Abdulaziz Racetrack, Riyadh.
Saudi Arabia will be hosting its first US $20 million prize horse race at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack. The 1 800m track can hold up to 14 runners, with a winner prize fund of US $10 million.
Abudhabi Formula 1 World Championship
When: November 28 – December 1
Where: Yas Marina Circuit
For avid fans, witnessing the world’s top Formula 1 drivers battle it out for the championship is enough reason to invest in a weekend ticket but for the rest of us, this year’s exhilarating off-track entertainment is the biggest sell, with Travis Scott and The Killers set to perform.
When: November 22 – December 21
Where: Ad Diriyah
Besides music, entertainment, and cultural events, the month-long festival is set to feature world-class sports such as Formula E, Olympic-qualifying elite equestrianism, a world heavyweight boxing title fight as well as Saudi Arabia’s first-ever professional tennis tournament.
Originally published in the fall/winter 2019 issue of Vogue Man Arabia