ABU DHABIUnited Arab Emirates, September 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) today announced the “NBA District”, an immersive and interactive fan event in conjunction with NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022, will be held in Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi from Thursday, October 6th – Sunday, October 9.
The 2022 NBA Abu Dhabi Games will feature the Atlanta Hawks and 2021 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks playing two preseason games at the Etihad Arena in Yas Island inside Abu Dhabi about Thursday, October 6th and Saturday, October 8 at the 8 pm GST, marking the league’s first games in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Persian Gulf.
Ideal for game watchers and locals alike, the NBA District will feature music, media and art associated with NBA culture. Fans will be able to engage with NBA personalities from around the world, watch authentic NBA game entertainment, enjoy hands-on basketball activities and purchase limited-edition NBA merchandise.
“We are excited to maximize the NBA experience with the NBA District, a must-see event for fans and families alike,” said DCT Abu Dhabi Director General of Tourism HE Saleh Mohamed Saleh Al Geziry. “At Manarat Al Saadiyat, everyone can enjoy an immersive and exciting atmosphere watching the games live, as well as exciting basketball activities and entertainment acts. Hosting the NBA District as part of the region’s first NBA games is another highly memorable moment. to Abu Dhabi as we continue to attract premier global sports, share our warm Emirati hospitality and showcase the destination’s many exciting, inspiring and relaxing experiences with the world.”
NBA District fan activities include official photo opportunities featuring the iconic Larry O’Brien Trophy and live panel discussions featuring workshops with current and former NBA players, global content creators, artists and animators. The “NBA Ice Buckets” pop-up court will allow fans to compete in a game of basketball for the chance to win NBA prizes.
A one-day ticket to the NBA District is AED 55, while a five-day ticket is AED 215. Fans can purchase tickets to the NBA District and the 2022 NBA Games Abu Dhabi by visiting NBAEvents.com/AbuDhabi and follow @NBAArabic on Facebook, Instagram and twitter for the latest updates and news. Fans can also download the NBA Events app for details on appearances and special events in the NBA District. Additional events, activities and appearances will be announced prior to the event.
The 2022 Abu Dhabi NBA Games is part of an innovative multi-year collaboration between the NBA and DCT Abu Dhabi. The collaboration also sees DCT Abu Dhabi, under the title “Visit Abu Dhabi”, serve as the Official NBA Tourist Destination Partner in middle East, North Africa, Europe and China.
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