The NBA is coming to the UAE for two official matches
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The NBA is coming to the UAE for two official matches

That’s right hoop fans, the NBA has signed an official deal to bring two games over to be played in the UAE next year.

The deal has been signed with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). So it’s likely the games will be held in Abu Dhabi – the Etihad Arena perhaps?

You’ve got a while to hold onto your hoop dreams however: the two NBA games will be held in the UAE next October.

The two games will feature games from the NBA and NBA 2K leagues.

And they’ve promised interactive fan events with Hall of Fame players, NBA Junior leagues and NBA Fit Clinics.

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman at DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “We look forward to the NBA playing an integral role in developing young talent and healthy lifestyles at grassroots level – the heart of the UAE’s strategy, which places great emphasis on empowering youth and building a sustainable future for the nation and future generations.”

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