Egypt's Karim Abdel Gawad tops the PSA Road to Dubai men's standings ©PSA

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has confirmed the line-ups for its season-ending Dubai World Series Finals, which are scheduled to take place from June 6 to 10.

It follows the conclusion of last week's El Gouna International, which was the final qualifying event impacting on the 2016-17 Road To Dubai men's standings.

Only the top eight players in each of the men's and women's Road To Dubai standings qualify for a place at the event at Dubai Opera house, where an equal prize purse of $160,000 (£126,000/€150,000) will be on offer for both genders.

Germany's Simon Rösner cemented his position inside the men's top eight after reaching the quarter-finals of the El Gouna International. 

He sits narrowly ahead of former winner Ramy Ashour of Egypt, who completes the top eight courtesy of his triumph at the Hong Kong Open at the start of the season.

Karim Abdel Gawad, the Egyptian world champion who will become the world number one on May 1, heads the men's standings.

It comes after a breakthrough season which saw him triumph at the Qatar Classic and Tournament of Champions in New York City, and finish runner-up at the Hong Kong Open and El Gouna International.

The man he overtakes atop the world rankings, defending World Series Finals champion Gregory Gaultier of France, sits in second place in the standings.

Gaultier's win over Gawad in the El Gouna International final secured his fourth successive PSA World Tour title and 38th overall.

Former world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy of Egypt occupies third position, just ahead of younger brother and World Series Finals debutante Marwan. 

England’s Nick Matthew and James Willstrop, both former world number ones, sit fifth and sixth respectively in the standings to complete the men’s line-up.

The line-ups for the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals have been confirmed ©PSA
The line-ups for the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals have been confirmed ©PSA

Topping the women’s standings is France’s Camille Serme, winner of the 2016 US Open and this year's Tournament of Champions.

Two-time women's world champion Nour El Sherbini sits in second place, just ahead of last year's World Series Finals champion Laura Massaro of England.

Massaro will be joined by compatriot Sarah-Jane Perry, the 26-year-old who is ranked seventh and will be making her debut at the tournament.

Another Englishwoman, Alison Waters, comes in from ninth spot to replace eighth-placed American Amanda Sobhy, who is injured.

Completing the women’s qualifiers are Egypt's Raneem El Welily and Nouran Gohar, lying fourth and fifth respectively, and eight-time world champion Nicol David of Malaysia in sixth.