Posted on January 04, 2016

ExxonMobil Qatar has announced a host of entertainment and activities available for visitors of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2016. As the title sponsor of the tournament, ExxonMobil Qatar organizes a series of creative events at its stand in the Public Village each year, carefully designed to be appealing to visitors of all ages.

“We are thrilled to share yet another Qatar ExxonMobil Open with our esteemed partner of 22 years, the Qatar Tennis Federation, under the leadership of His Excellency Nasser Al-Khelaifi,” said Alistair Routledge, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar. “The Qatar ExxonMobil Open is a sought-after and prestigious tournament that features prominently on the international calendar of sporting events, and we are proud to have played a part in its journey of growth and success. The tournament truly showcases the energy of Qatar and its appeal as an attractive destination for tourists and business people alike.

“Great things happen in Qatar because energy is part of the equation: The energy of the country and of its people and their ambitions. At ExxonMobil Qatar, we share the same energy, and it defines the work we do here. We’re committed to providing the country with the energy to drive human potential; to further research, safety, health and the environment; and to nurture its thriving society. We are inspired by the goal of achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 of a sustainable, knowledge-based economy,” Routledge added.

As part of the multitude of activities at its stand in the Public Village, and due to popular demand, ExxonMobil Qatar has brought the Mercedes Car Simulator, which will provide visitors with an interactive and realistic racing experience based on a full-size specification racing car. With an authentic, padded cockpit headrest, four-point racing harness, gear lever paddles, and a quick release carbon fibre steering wheel, the Mercedes Car Simulator will allow drivers to experience the unique movement of the car under realistic acceleration, braking and cornering conditions. A built-in 5.1 surround sound system will also provide users with a full-sensory experience. 

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In addition, ExxonMobil Qatar has brought back the “ExxonMobil Minute” at this year’s tournament. Throughout the tournament, lucky spectators will have the chance to catch tennis balls served randomly into the crowds by tennis stars, following each match. The winners can then head to the ExxonMobil Qatar stand at the Public Village to claim their valuable prizes. Visitors of the stand also have the opportunity to pick up tennis balls signed by tennis players who drop by the stand on a daily basis. 

The Public Village is the place to be during the tournament with so much to see and do. There is something fun for visitors of all ages and interests, from live music to magicians to restaurants and cafes to a traditional SouqTareq Zeinal; Secretary General Assistant and Board Member at QTF said, “The Qatar Tennis Federation is committed to providing the best experience for players, fans and sponsors and everyone can feel the excitement of the event through the variety of the recreational activities held at the public village.”

“It’s made for all our fans including kids and adults to come and enjoy the splash!” He added.

Marking the 24th anniversary of the tournament, this year’s Qatar ExxonMobil Open will run from January 4 – 9, 2016, bringing some of the world’s top players together to compete for the trophy and a share of the prize money. Confirmed tournament participants include defending Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2015 champion David Ferrer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Tomas BerdychTickets for the six-day event are available to the public online at, as well as at various locations across Doha.