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Fortnum And Mason Presents Tennis At The Place


The inaugural ‘Fortnum & Mason presents Tennis at The Palace’ took place in the lavish surroundings of the Emirates Palace Hotel. The tournament featured entertaining tennis from former Grand Slam legends with some of the game’s greats; Tim Henman, Pat Cash, Richard Krajicek, Younes El Aynaoui, Mansour Bahrami, Mikael Pernfors, Peter McNamara, Henri Leconte, Jana Novotna and Marion Bartoli who arrived to Abu Dhabi to ‘relive the rivalries’ at this unique hospitality event. With iconic British brand Fortnum & Mason as the headline sponsor, the event was an elegant, stylish and chic affair where guests dressed to impress, mingled with friends and indulged in first-class hospitality and outstanding cuisine from the Emirates Palace hotel.


To cater for the 1,500 expected guests over the weekend, the event’s world-class sponsors prepared in their own unique ways with title sponsor Fortnum & Mason’s chefs baking over 2,000 scones for Tennis at the Palace, served with over 197 litres of clotted cream and 300 jars of jam; that’s almost one for every year since their foundation in 1707!