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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.

Inaugural International League T20

This thrilling league will see six franchises take to the creases of the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium and other world-class venues across the UAE. With 34 matches scheduled for the first season, the tournament is hoping to provide a platform for Emirates Cricket to develop local talent and offer them the opportunity to train and play alongside some of the world’s best minds of today’s game.

Inaugural International League T20

UAE Tour 2023

The fifth edition of the UAE Tour will start and finish in Abu Dhabi as the United Arab Emirates is set to showcase the best of professional racers in February 2023. Organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the one and only World Tour race in the Middle East will bring cycling fans closer than ever to the sport that has dramatically grown in popularity within the region. Riders will tackle the vast and varied terrain of the UAE as they pass significant Emirati landmarks over seven days of unmissable racing. Look out for where the stages will take place to witness these pros in action!

UAE Tour 2023

Abu Dhabi Padel Master 2023

The World's Best Padel Players will descend on Abu Dhabi for the first-ever WPT Abu Dhabi Padel Master Tournament in February. The event has drawn 128 of the world’s top-ranked padel players at the Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master at Bab Al Nojoum on Hudayriat Island. The Modon Abu Dhabi Padel Master 2023 will be the only master category tournament hosted by the World Padel Tour in the Middle East for the next five years.

Abu Dhabi Padel Master 2023

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.

NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023

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!

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix