The three-day event will see Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal in action, with the Brit guaranteed at least two matches as he returns to the court for the first time since losing to Tommy Paul in Stockholm more than a month ago.
Attention now turns to the new season, building up to the first Grand Slam of the season.
The Australian Open starts on January 17, and the few days of action in the Middle East promises to be an entertaining affair as players add some competition to their training.
What is the Mubadala World Tennis Championship:
Murray and Nadal were among the tennis stars featuring at the pre-season exhibition event. Six players are involved in the men’s side of the draw, while there is just the one women’s match.
Murray, who won the tournament in 2009 and 2015, will no longer play Dominic Thiem as planned, after the Austrian decided he was not yet ready to make his comeback from a wrist injury. Dan Evans was been brought in to face Murray in an all British-clash instead.
Murray, the winner of that match beat Nadal the following day, for a place in Saturday’s final.
How to watch the Mubadala World Tennis Championship:
The three days of action will be shown live on Eurosport, the Eurosport app, Eurosport.co.uk and on discovery+.
Taylor Fritz and Denis Shapovalov kicked the tournament off at midday GMT on Thursday, December 1, with the final match in Dubai coming on Saturday afternoon when the men’s final takes place at 3pm GMT at the earliest.
Mubadala World Tennis Championship schedule:
Thursday December 16:
- Denis Shapovalov beat Taylor Fritz
- Andy Murray beat Dan Evans
- Ons Jabeur beat Belinda Bencic
Friday December 17:
- Fifth-place play-off: Taylor Fritz beat Dan Evans
- Andrey Rublev beat Denis Shapovalov
- Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal
Saturday December 18:
- Third-place play-off (1pm GMT)
- Men’s final (Not before 3pm GMT)