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The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 will see the Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves go head-to-head in two pre-season games on 5 and 7 October at Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

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Meet the teams

Dallas Mavericks

Meet the teams

Minnesota Timberwolves


NBA and DCT partnership

The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 are part of a groundbreaking multi-year partnership between the NBA and DCT Abu Dhabi. The partnership also includes a variety of interactive fan events featuring appearances by current and former NBA players.

The partnership also sees DCT Abu Dhabi, under “Experience 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.

Abu Dhabi welcomes you

Leader in hosting world-class sporting events

Abu Dhabi has consistently demonstrated its capabilities in hosting world-class sporting events. Pioneering initiatives such as DCT Abu Dhabi’s “Go Safe Certification” highlight the city’s unwavering commitment to the community and visitors’ health and safety, while enabling it to continue to hold the best of live sporting events. Explore more about Abu Dhabi here.