Posted on January 06, 2020

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) are proud sponsors of the 29th edition of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, taking place from today until 11 January 2020 at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha.

The Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2020 will feature several of the world’s top tennis players including Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic. The tournament is one of two Association for Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour events held in the Middle East. Past tournaments have been praised for their level of organisation with last year’s competition winning the Best ATP tournament 250 category Award voted by the players, for the third time after 2015 and 2018.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to welcome some of the world’s best tennis players to the Qatar ExxonMobil Tennis Open 2020. It is an exciting time of the year to be in Doha, witnessing top class athletes compete in the state-of-the-art Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex. “Being the national airline sponsor of this major ATP tournament emphasises our commitment to Qatar’s vision of being the region’s premier sports hub. Our long-established sponsorship of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open tournament displays our commitment to serving world-class hospitality and we wish every player the best of luck.”

Qatar Duty Free Vice President Operations, Mr. Thabet Musleh, said: “QDF is very proud to support the ExxonMobil tennis open for more than a decade, as we believe in the power of sports in uniting people of all ages and backgrounds. We are delighted to participate in hosting this major global sporting event and are excited to support the Qatar Tennis Federation by contributing to pushing the nation’s sports vision forward. QDF looks forward to welcoming both local and international visitors to the tournament here in Doha at our booth located at the public village for some entertainment before the matches.

“We are also pleased to welcome players and visitors to enjoy our award-winning retail and dining outlets as they travel out of Qatar through Hamad International Airport after the matches. We look forward to the games and wish the Qatar Tennis Federation and all the players a successful and enjoyable tournament.”

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Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free will mark their presence at the tournament by hosting special booths, offering visitors a taste of their award-winning services. The Qatar Airways booth will feature an interactive green screen where tennis fans can get their photos printed on virtual backgrounds such as upcoming destinations and onboard an aircraft. The QDF booth will feature a photo opportunity along with a game where visitors can guess the number of tennis balls in the giant QDF logo-shaped container and share it on social media for a chance to win a hamper of Qatar Duty Free products. Qatar Airways will also be represented by our cabin crew at the finals ceremony to congratulate the winner and runner-up on 11th January, 2020.

Qatar Airways holds an extensive global sports sponsorship portfolio, sponsoring top-level sporting events and some of the biggest football clubs which include AS Roma, Boca Juniors and FC Bayern München. As official FIFA partner, Qatar Airways recently sponsored the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ and will sponsor the FIFA Club World Cup 2020 edition ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

As an award-winning travel retailer, QDF boasts more than 90 affordable and luxury brands as well as over 30 restaurants and cafés covering an area of 40,000 square metres at HIA and providing travellers with a world-class shopping experience under one roof. Luxury brands also available at the five-star airport include Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Bulgari, Hermès, Hugo Boss, Moncler, Kenzo, Rolex and Harrods. In October 2019, QDF co-sponsored the Trinity Forum, the world’s leading airport commercial revenues conference, organised by The Moodie Davitt Report and held in Doha for the first time.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The world’s fastest-growing airline has added several exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia; Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana. The airline will add Luanda, Angola; Osaka, Japan; Dubrovnik, Croatia and Santorini, Greece to its extensive route network in 2020.