First NBA Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE: NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 to Feature Hawks and Bucks Playing Two Preseason Games on Oct. 6 and 8 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today announced that the Atlanta Hawks and the 2021 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks will play two preseason games at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 will mark the league’s first games in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Arabian Gulf.
Visit Abu Dhabi
The partnership also sees DCT Abu Dhabi, under “Visit Abu Dhabi,” the tourism promotion initiative of the UAE’s capital city, serve as the Official Tourism Destination Partner of the NBA in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and China.
NBA Abu Dhabi Tickets
Tickets for The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 will go on sale shortly. Fans can register their interest in receiving more information about The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022, including exclusive pre-sale access and additional benefits, by visiting NBA.com/AbuDhabi. Watch the UAE’s first-ever NBA game at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks will be playing in October 2022.
Ticket price for NBA Abu Dhabi starts from AED 100-150.00 (probably) and maximum upto AED 16,000.00 (as per the standard/average NBA Tickets maximum price). The tickets are always high in demand for the event in Dubai and Abu Dhabi however NBA game is going to happen for the first time in UAE, so the ticket price may go higher than the expectation.
NBA in Abu Dhabi Live Streaming & Broadcast
The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 will be broadcast live in the UAE and across the Middle East and North Africa on beIN SPORTS, The Sports Channel and NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service. The games will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories around the world on television, digital media and social media.
Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin:
“The NBA continues to do an amazing job of growing the game internationally, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in the first NBA Abu Dhabi Games. As we look toward the future of the Hawks brand, being recognized as a premier NBA franchise globally is something we aspire to, and we believe the experience for our players and staff to take in the culture in Abu Dhabi will be both incredibly memorable and impactful.”
Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin:
“We are honored to have been selected to participate in the NBA’s first games in the United Arab Emirates. As the NBA continues to expand globally, we look forward to visiting Abu Dhabi and furthering the league’s goals of inspiring people through basketball. We will be proud to represent our city, our state and Bucks fans worldwide this October.”
DCT Abu Dhabi Director General H.E. Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry:
“We are thrilled to be hosting the UAE’s first NBA games in Abu Dhabi and look forward to welcoming the Atlanta Hawks, the Milwaukee Bucks and basketball fans from across the world to discover this incredible city and experience our authentic Emirati culture for themselves. Basketball has the ability to unite communities, and the spirit of the game will be felt by players and visitors, both on and off the court. The unveiling of the NBA teams marks an important milestone in our wider partnership with this world-class sports organisation.”
NBA Europe and Middle East Managing Director Ralph Rivera:
“Bringing the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks to Abu Dhabi in October is an important milestone in the NBA and basketball’s global growth. In addition to the games, we look forward to engaging fans through a variety of interactive events and giving back to the local community through NBA Cares initiatives and youth development clinics that will teach the sport and its values to young boys and girls.”
Fans across the Emirates Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain are expected to witness the greatest milestone and biggest event of basket ball history in Abu Dhabi. The NBA Games for first time in the UAE.