‘NBA DISTRICT’ FAN EVENT IN ABU DHABI TO CELEBRATE THE NBA AND POPULAR CULTURE COMING TOGETHER FROM OCT. 5-9 IN FIRST LEAGUE MATCHES IN UAE



ABU DHABIWATER, September 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today announced that “NBA District,” an immersive and interactive fan event in conjunction with the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022, will be held at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi of Thursday, October 6Sunday October 9.

The 2022 NBA Abu Dhabi Games will feature the Atlanta Hawks and 2021 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks playing two pre-season games at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, October 6 and Saturday October 8 at 8 p.m. GST, marking the first league games in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Persian Gulf.

Ideal for those attending the games and visiting the area, NBA District will showcase the music, media and art associated with NBA culture. Fans will be able to chat with NBA personalities from around the world, watch authentic NBA entertainment, enjoy hands-on basketball activities, and purchase limited-edition NBA merchandise.

“We are thrilled to maximize the NBA experience with NBA District, a must-attend event for fans and families,” said DCT Abu Dhabi’s Chief Tourism Officer, 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 exhilarating basketball activities and entertainment acts. we continue to attract top-level 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 with the iconic Larry O’Brien Trophy and live panel discussions with workshops featuring current and former NBA players, global content creators , artists and artists. The ephemeral ‘NBA Ice Buckets’ court will allow fans to participate in a basketball game for the chance to win NBA prizes.

A one-day NBA District ticket costs AED 55, while a five-day ticket costs AED 215. Fans can purchase tickets to the NBA District and NBA Abu Dhabi 2022 Games by visiting NBAEvents.com/AbuDhabi and following @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 at the NBA District. Other events, activities and appearances will be announced before the event.

The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 is part of a groundbreaking multi-year collaboration between the NBA and DCT Abu Dhabi. The collaboration also sees DCT Abu Dhabi, under “Visit Abu Dhabi”, serve as the NBA’s Official Tourism Partner in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and China.

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SOURCE DCT Abu Dhabi