Dubai tournament director Salah Tahlak says Novak Djokovic is more than welcome to Dubai and is unconcerned about his vaccination status.

Djokovic is set to kick off his 2022 season next week at the Dubai event.

“I think we always have to be positive, Dubai is a positive city,” Tahlak said.

“I think it’s great to have him [Djokovic] back. I know the whole world has been against him but at the end of the day he’s No.1 in the world and he’s a former champion in Dubai.

“We have no concerns over his vaccination status because the most important thing for us is to follow government policy and protocols. The government here does not require someone to be vaccinated to enter the country.

“As long as he undergoes PCR testing and those tests are negative, then he can enter.”