Looking for an ace weekend out? Look no further, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship Village has it covered!

Looking for an ace weekend out? Look no further, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship Village has it covered!


The return of the popular tournament venue has been designed with families and food lovers in mind
Tennis Village will include activities for every member of the family
Tickets are available via www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE


Flash Entertainment is delighted to announce the return of the Tennis Village at the 11 th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC), being held at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi from 27 th – 29 th December 2018.

This year, the Tennis Village is set to be bigger than ever before providing unrivalled access to top players with exclusive meet & greets, activities, autograph signings, coaching clinics and even a live cooking session with a top player! And that’s not all.
The Village will also provide a variety of delicious food and drink options across the three days of the tournament and there will be plenty of
entertainment on hand for every member of the family.
So even if you don’t know your Nadal from Djokovic, or your deuce from your set-point, the Tennis Village will have something for everyone!

Day One – Thursday 27 th December
The on-the-court action kicks-off with defending MWTC champion and 2018 Wimbledon finalist, Kevin Anderson, meeting Australian Open Semi-Finalist, Hyeon Chung, in the opening match.
This will be followed by French Open Finalist and world number 8, Dominic Thiem, taking on Karen Khachanov, world number 11 and winner of three ATP titles.
The final match of the day will see 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams battle it out with 7-time Grand Slam champion and
older sister, Venus Williams, in what will be their first ever match in Abu Dhabi. Without doubt it’s a day not to be missed and one of the most exciting sporting lineups the Capital has ever seen.

Meanwhile, at the Tennis Village, the whole family will be treated to a myriad of fun activities and even a chance to meet the tennis superstars, including the sport’s most famous sibling duo, Serena and Venus Williams.
As if meeting their favourite tennis players isn’t enough, the younger fans will also have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a mini-rally and get their autographs.
And the cherry on top, on Day One, children age 2-12 years can enter for free along with the purchase of an adult ticket.
In addition, tournament ambassador and Aussie legend Pat Cash will host a session with Venus Williams and four female athletes from the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy including Zahra Lari (UAE Figure Skater), Fatima Alamri (UAE Basketball player), Nouf Alanzi (UAE Football player) and Fatima Alali (UAE Ice Hockey player).

Day Two – Friday 28 th December
With all six men’s players including world number one Novak Djokovic and world number two Rafael Nadal in action and entertainment on until midnight, Day Two is not to be missed. Designed to entice food lovers to the tournament, the Village will stage a live cooking show alongside defending MWTC champion Kevin Anderson and Pat Cash – and will include impressive food and drink choices
with tennis-themed dishes plus an entertaining live music performance by FAFA, the winning band from the Emerging Talent Competition. Plus, there will be a meet and greet session with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, as well as open picnic areas where fans can sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a delicious dish or two.

Day Three – Saturday 29 th December
Last but certainly not the least, Day Three, will see the finalists battle it out for the MWTC title, while the Tennis Village will hold a stunning musical performance with artists from Abu Dhabi Classics to bring the curtains down on what will no doubt be a fantastic three days of tennis action and entertainment.
This year’s MWTC will feature a strong line-up which includes six male players and two female players, all of those who are at the top of their game.
The line-up already includes some of tennis finest including world number one, Novak Djokovic, world number two Rafael Nadal, defending
MWTC champion and 2018 Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson, 2018 French Open Finalist Dominic Thiem (8), Karen Khachanov (11)
and Hyeon Chung (25) and seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams who will be joined by 23-time Grand Slam champion and sister, Serena Williams.

xoxo Manon Isabella

These are the world’s 7 most luxe hotel gyms

These are the world’s 7 most luxe hotel gyms

Let’s be honest — staying fit and healthy when you’re traveling is hard. The last thing you feel like doing is staring at a wall in a stuffy hotel gym when you could be out sightseeing and tasting all the delicious local cuisine! Plus, all the walking you do when you’re in a new
destination totally counts as exercise! That said, if you have specific fitness goals (for example, to gain muscle mass or lose body fat), walking unfortunately probably isn’t going to do the trick. The solution?

Stay in a hotel that happens to have a stunning (and well-equipped) gym! Not only will you actually enjoy working out there, but they happen to make great subject material for Instagram snaps.

Read on for 7 of the world’s most luxe hotel gyms.


1. Matakauri Lodge, New Zealand
Nothing makes burpees feel more bearable than a majestic view of snow-peaked mountains—and this is exactly what you get in this pristine gym overlooking Lake Wakatipu. They also have an outdoor pool with equally spectacular views where you can cool off after your workout.



2. Corinthia, London, UK
Much like the rest of this hotel, the ESPA Life gym at Corinthia is so luxurious, it’s hard to believe it actually exists! Elegant interiors aside, it’s actually a fantastic place to work out—packed with the latest state-of- the-art equipment. You can also choose to work out privately in your hotel room, thanks to their ‘Wellness On Demand’ program.



3. Sofitel Brisbane, Australia
With ceiling-to- floor windows, this gym on the 30th floor offers one of the best panoramic views of the Queensland city. The equipment is pretty top notch, too, including their Virtual Gym Instructor touch screen feature to help you work that little bit harder.



4. W San Francisco, USA
You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d just walked into a nightclub when you arrive at this chic hotel gym. By night, the entire gym is flooded by stunning metallic lights— which combined with the pumping beats, helps rev you up throughout your workout.



5. La Mamonuia, Marrakech
This palatial hotel is world famous for its incredible interiors and breathtaking views and the fitness centre is no exception. From the cobalt blue walls to the sleek and modern equipment and view of the sprawling 20-acre gardens, you’ll never want to leave this stylish gym!



6. Earth Lodge, South Africa
You’re running on the treadmill and all of a sudden, a lion appears in front of you. No, it’s not a scene from a weird dream—it’s an actual possibility at this hotel gym in South Africa. The gym provides an uninhibited field of view of the unfenced lodge, so animals can
wander up to the window!



7. Four Seasons, Hualei, Hawaii
Let’s face it, nobody wants to be stuck inside when they’re in beautiful Hawaii. That’s exactly what makes this luxe gym at the Four Seasons so perfect — it has an outdoors strength and cardio section. There’s also a 24-foot climbing wall, 25-metre lap pool and pilates centre, so there’s something to suit every fitness style.



This article is written by Emma Norris and you can check out more of Emma’s health and lifestyle articles at agirlinprogress.com