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Sports Events in Abu Dhabi

Some of the world's greatest sporting events fill up the Abu Dhabi calendar every year. Huge names, sporting federations and tournaments are making Abu Dhabi a must-visit destination in their calendars every year. Fans of basketball come to see their heroes play in NBA games, golfing fanatics enjoy watching the sport's greatest at the Abu Dhabi Championship and who could forget the world-famous Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, a thrilling finale to the Formula 1 season every year. That's just a drop in the ocean of unmissable sports action in Abu Dhabi.

Here are some of the amazing sports events in Abu Dhabi you need to witness in 2023.

Abu Dhabi Showdown Week 2023

Abu Dhabi Showdown Week 2023 | UFC 294

Abu Dhabi Showdown Week is back! Celebrating 30 years of UFC, and 5 in Abu Dhabi, fans can expect an epic lineup of world-class fighters, thrilling matches, and an electrifying atmosphere that will have you on the edge of your seat. The event will take place at the iconic Etihad Arena, home to some of the world's best events and performances. Connect with fellow fight enthusiasts and immerse yourself in the world of mixed martial arts. Don't miss out - register your interest and be part of the action at Abu Dhabi Showdown Week 2023 - UFC 294!

USA Basketball Showcase

Get ready to witness basketball history unfold in Abu Dhabi! Watch the U.S. Men's National Team, alongside basketball powerhouses Germany and Greece, come together for an unforgettable showdown. This epic event sets the stage for the 2023 FIBA Men's World Cup, and you have a front-row seat to the action. Don't let this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity bounce away! Grab your tickets now and join us in Abu Dhabi for an unforgettable basketball experience.

NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023

The NBA returns to the iconic Yas Island in 2023 after making history in the first-ever NBA Abu Dhabi Games last year. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to watch your favourite basketball stars dunk on the court right in the heart of Abu Dhabi's entertainment district. Get closer to the NBA than ever before with on-court photos, NBA Legend meet & greets, behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive access you can’t find anywhere else. Be there as the global game tips off from the Etihad Arena once again for an ultimate experience in paradise.

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place over 58 laps of the exhilarating 5.3 kilometre Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island. Fans of Formula 1 gravitate to Abu Dhabi each year for a thrilling finale to the season. This November, you could take your seat to witness some of the world's greatest drivers including Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Max Verstappen. It's not all about race day however, the whole weekend is jam packed with fun things to do around the track and you can also see global music stars take to the stage at the after race concerts!