The Nationwide Basketball Affiliation (NBA) and the Division of Tradition and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) have introduced a multiyear partnership to host the primary NBA video games within the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The pre-season NBA video games in Abu Dhabi starting in 2022 will mark the primary video games between two NBA groups within the area.
The partnership will see DCT Abu Dhabi, below “Go to Abu Dhabi,” the tourism promotion initiative of the capital metropolis, function the official tourism vacation spot companion of the NBA in China, Europe, the Center East and North Africa.
Abu Dhabi will host preseason NBA video games starting with two video games in October 2022.
The taking part groups and host venue might be introduced at a later date.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman at DCT Abu Dhabi, stated: “This announcement additional demonstrates the emirate’s place as a top-tier residence for world sports activities and for attracting the easiest expertise.
“As Abu Dhabi is dedicated to additional growing as a dynamic world vacation spot, including the NBA to our spectacular year-round portfolio of sports activities and leisure occasions, solely reinforces the UAE capital’s standing as a centre of sporting excellence.”
Through the 2021-22 NBA season, NBA video games and programming will attain followers in 11 nations throughout the Center East.