UAE Will Host First-Ever NBA Game In Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena

by Ishita Agarwal
UAE Will Host First-Ever NBA Game In Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena

Are you a fan of basketball? The first time you may get a glimpse of professional NBA players playing in the United Arab Emirates? There will be two pre-season games at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi for NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022. The games will take place on October 6 and 8 at the 18,000-seat stadium, marking the NBA’s first-ever appearance in the Arabian Gulf. The NBA secures a multi-year arrangement in November to play games in Abu Dhabi starting in 2022. The location, dates, and teams are not announced, but they are already verified. 

Details Of The First-Ever NBA Game In Abu Dhabi Etihad Arena

Two-time NBA all-star Trae Young, 2020-21 NBA rebounding leader Clint Capela, and 2018 NBA all-rookie second team members John Collins and Bogdan Bogdanovi presently play for the Hawks. Giannis Antetokounmpo, a two-time Kia NBA MVP, three-time NBA All-Star Khris Middleton, and three-time NBA All-Defensive Team member Jrue Holiday lead the Bucks. The NBA Abu Dhabi games will telecast live on beIN Sports and NBA League Pass. The league’s premier lives game subscription service is in the UAE and throughout the MENA region. 

In January 2021, three Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bout cards were held at Etihad Arena, situated on Yas Island. The arena was supposed to open in 2020. However, it was postponed owing to the outbreak of COVID-19.  The Warriors and Wizards will play two games at Saitama Super Arena on September 30 and October 2. On January 24, 2020, the Bucks played the Charlotte Hornets in Paris’ Accor Arena. 



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Tickets Price 

Although tickets are not officially on sale, supporters may express their interest by registering on the NBA’s website. Access to further information on the NBA Abu Dhabi Games, including special pre-sale access and other advantages, will present to you. 

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