DIFC Sponsors "Al Wasl Tennis Open" Tournament at Al Wasl Sports ClubPress Release 23 May 2005 12:21 pm
The Dubai International Financial Centre has continued to demonstrate its support for local cultural and social activity through a sponsorship of the “Al Wasl Tennis Open” Tournament at the Al Wasl Sports Club, Dubai.
Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman, Director General of DIFCA commented,
“Beyond creating a state of the art business district, and contributing to the region’s financial industry, we are also committed to the social development of Dubai and the UAE. This sponsorship is part of our role in contributing to the fabric of this great city.
Sport and leisure are important to the development of any and we admire those that have the dedication and commitment to compete”.
Zayed Abbas, Al Wasl Tennis Team Manager of Al Wasl Sports Club added,
"On the behalf of Al Wasl Club, I wish to extend my sincerest thanks to Dr Omar and the DIFC for their support of this tournament. Business and sport are inextricably linked, and the DIFC is right to see its support of such events as utterly compatible with its aim to bring the world's financial community to Dubai.
The tournament will take place for 20 days from 6 May to 26 May and all the 101 matches will be conducted as per the rules of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and are open to all nationalities. Various match categories will include Boys & Girls under 12, under 14, under 18, Men’s Singles and Women’s Singles. The Men’s and Women’s singles matches are the highlights of the tournament and particular encouragement is given to the younger players in the Boys & Girls categories as they are the future.
We are proud to say that ATP ranked players like Omar Behroozian, UAE No.1; Mohammed Abdul Aziz, UAE No.2; and Issam Jalaly, Tunisian Davis Cup player will be playing at this tournament. I would like to express my gratitude to our Main sponsor, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), and key sponsors Al Rawabi, ETA Star for their help and support and to the President of Al Wasl Club, HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his continuous guidance and encouragement towards Al Wasl Club.