Teams confirmed for first NBA games in UAE

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The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks will play the first National Basketball Association (NBA) pre-season games in the UAE and the Arabian Gulf this October.

The two teams will meet on October 6 and October 8 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

The games, billed as The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022, are part of a multi-year partnership between the NBA and the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi.

Alongside the games, the partnership will also feature interactive fan events featuring appearances by current and former NBA players, NBA FIT Clinics promoting health and wellness, and an NBA 2K League exhibition event.

Tickets for The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 will go on sale at a later date.

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