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NBA and Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announce multi-year partnership to host first NBA games in UAE

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 NBA and Ministry of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi announce multi year partnership to host first NBA games in UAE
NBA and Ministry of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi announce multi-year partnership to host first NBA games in UAE

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2 It will also create opportunities for boys and girls to learn the fundamentals and core values ​​of the game through a variety of local programs and fan events.

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3 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, November 16, 2021 / APO Group / –

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4 Groundbreaking Partnership Marks First NBA Games (www.NBA.com) in the Persian Gulf; partnership Also includes Fan Events, Boys and Girls NBA Jr. Leagues, NBA Fit Clinics, and NBA 2K League Events from 2022.

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6 The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Abu Dhabi Ministry of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) today announced a groundbreaking multi-year partnership to host the first NBA games in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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8 The two NBA preseason games in Abu Dhabi in October 2022 will mark the league’s first games in the Persian Gulf. The participating teams and the host venue will be announced at a later date. Fans can express their interest in receiving more information by visiting NBA.com/abudhabi.

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10 The partnership will see DCT Abu Dhabi, as part of “Visit Abu Dhabi”, the UAE capital’s tourism promotion initiative, serve as the NBA’s official tourism destination partner in the Middle East, South Africa. North, Europe and China.

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12 The partnership will also include a variety of interactive fan events with appearances by current and former NBA players, the launch of NBA Jr. Boys and Girls Leagues in UAE schools promoting teamwork and inclusion, a series of NBA FIT health and wellness clinics and an NBA 2K League exhibition event.

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14 Today‘s announcement once again demonstrates the emirate’s position as a premier hotbed for global sport and for attracting top talent,” said DCT Abu Dhabi Chairman HE Mohamed. Khalifa Al Mubarak. “As Abu Dhabi commits to further develop as a vibrant global destination, the addition of the NBA to our impressive portfolio of sporting and entertainment events throughout the year only strengthens the position. of the capital of the United Arab Emirates as a center of sporting excellence. We look forward to the NBA playing a pivotal role in developing young talent and healthy lifestyles at the grassroots level – the heart of the UAE’s strategy – which emphasizes youth empowerment and empowerment. building a sustainable future for the nation and future generations.

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16 “As we celebrate the NBA’s 75th anniversary season, partnering with DCT Abu Dhabi to host the inaugural NBA and NBA 2K League games and events in the United Arab Emirates marks a milestone in the continued global growth of the basketball, ”said Mark, deputy commissioner and NBA operations manager. Armadillo. “Abu Dhabi is a vibrant multicultural hub with a proven track record of hosting world-class sporting events, and this partnership will not only bring the live NBA and NBA 2K League experience to fans across the Middle East. , but it will also create opportunities for boys and girls to learn the fundamentals and core values ​​of the game through a variety of local programs and fan events.

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18 NBA games and programming reach fans across the Middle East on beIN SPORTS, The Sports Channel and NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live games subscription service. More than 220 male and female prospects from the region – including five players from the United Arab Emirates – have participated in Basketball Without Borders (BWB) or NBA Academy, the league’s elite basketball development programs for top prospects. from outside the United States Since 2019, more than 500 boys and girls have participated in NBA Basketball School Dubai (UAE), a tuition-based basketball development program throughout the year for boys and girls aged 6-18.

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20 Abu Dhabi has consistently demonstrated its ability to host world-class sporting events. Pioneering initiatives such as DCT Abu Dhabi’s “Go Safe Certification” underscore the city’s unwavering commitment to the health and safety of the community and visitors, while allowing it to continue to host the best sporting events in direct. For more information on Abu Dhabi, please visit: https://bit.ly/3Fl8tG1.

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