Kei Nishikori explores Dubai for the first time

Kei Nishikori is in Dubai for the first time, making his debut at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Kei Nishikori
Kei Nishikori (Photo: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships)

Tennis star Kei Nishikori is in Dubai for the first time, making his debut at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Before he set foot on Centre Court, the Japanese No1, and world No6 took this opportunity to explore Dubai and visited The Flying Cup in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). The tourist attraction rises to the height of a 12-story building, offering magnificent panoramic views of The Beach, JBR, Ain Dubai and Palm Jumeirah.

The tourist attraction rises to the height of a 12-story building, offering magnificent panoramic views of The Beach, JBR, Ain Dubai and Palm Jumeirah.

Kei was joined by his coach, and it was clear that he was not scared of heights as he spent time taking in the scenery:

“I’m usually OK on heights, it just depends how high. So many high buildings, I feel like all the buildings are very creative, everything is very beautiful, nice beaches, very nice.”

He admitted after winning his first match at the Dubai tournament that he was after more high-rise thrills while he was in the city:

“I want to go to the tallest tower. I forgot the name [The Burj Khalifa is 828 metres tall]. That’s what I want to visit. Never been that high before. I wish I can have some time. I don’t think I will, but I wish I can go maybe after the tournament.”

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