Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination for fans to watch their favourite athletes and players battle it out for a number of prestigious world titles. From tennis to triathlons, show jumping to jet-skiing, Abu Dhabi has invested huge amounts of time and money into sports, and the results are incredible.
Hosting international championships at exquisite venues around the emirate, sporting events at Abu Dhabi are guaranteed to be nail-biting. Putting competitors through their paces in tough environments and temperatures, winning in Abu Dhabi is the ultimate test.
Mid-march sees the world’s most elite tennis players come together for the first time, battling it out in the most prestigious grounds at the Emirates Palace. Tennis at the Palace is a British garden party, combining world-class tennis with grand slam legends. You’ll be treated to outstanding hospitality and some of the best food in the world, while being able to watch legends like Pat Cash, Richard Krajicek and Younes El Aynaoui.
The 2015 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship is scheduled for January, showcasing some of the finest players from around the world. This leg of the European Tour event will see players compete for the iconic Falcon Trophy and a $2.7 million prize purse.
Watersports are a huge part of life in Abu Dhabi, so it’s unsurprising that the emirate hosts some of the world’s biggest and best competitions. The Volvo Ocean Race uses Abu Dhabi as one of its stopovers, while the UAE Jet Ski Race hits the Corniche in January through to April, followed by the UAE Wooden Powerboat Race in February.
For something completely different, why not book a holiday during the President Cup Falcon Competitions. Hosted in January, this championship sees falconers from around the world battle it out for a title, made all the more important by the integral links between falconry and Abu Dhabi.
Endurance races in cars, on horses and foot are ever-popular in the UAE, with the Desert Master Trek being the focal point in all marathon-runners’ careers. This 200km endurance race will test the mental and physical limits of every entrant, as they go head to head in the Liwa Desert. Held for the first time in February 2015, it’s expected to become an annual event.
With all sporting events, you’re sure to find great packages to help you make the most of your time in Abu Dhabi. Whether you book a holiday separately to the event, or plan your holiday around it, there are deals to suit you.