HH Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Govt Council, met with Dallas Mavericks Proprietor Mark Cuban and Deputy Commissioner and COO of the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation (NBA) Mark Tatum, and NBA gamers in Abu Dabi.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak and Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani, Chairman and Undersecretary of the Division of Tradition and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), additionally attended the assembly.
In the course of the assembly, which passed off throughout the NBA Abu Dhabi Video games 2023 collection on the Etihad Enviornment, they mentioned exploring additional alternatives for cooperation.
The 2023 NBA Abu Dhabi Video games is a part of a strategic four-year partnership between the NBA and DCT Abu Dhabi to host matches and activations within the Center East for the primary time. The partnership can even see DCT Abu Dhabi, underneath Go to Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi’s tourism promotion initiative), function the NBA’s official tourism vacation spot associate in China, Europe, the Center East and North Africa, enhancing the the emirate’s place as a number one vacation spot is additional strengthened. for worldwide sporting occasions.
Central to the partnership is youth engagement and growth by means of initiatives such because the Jr NBA Abu Dhabi League. This 12 months, the competitors featured 900 gamers aged between 11 and 14 from the emirate’s faculties, selling teamwork and collaboration and giving younger folks entry to main expertise and experience.
Following final 12 months’s inaugural NBA Abu Dhabi Video games on the Etihad Enviornment on Yas Island, the 2023 collection introduced collectively the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Dallas Mavericks for 2 video games.
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