The games, which will be played at Etihad Arena, are the league's first games held in the UAE and the Arabian Gulf, it said.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks will play two preseason games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in October, the NBA announced on Tuesday. The games, which will be played at Etihad Arena, are the league's first games held in the UAE and the Arabian Gulf.
The games will take place Oct. 6 and 8 as part of the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022.
“We are honored to have been selected to participate in the NBA’s first games in the United Arab Emirates,” Bucks president Peter Feigin said in a statement. “As the NBA continues to expand globally, we look forward to visiting Abu Dhabi and furthering the league’s goals of inspiring people through basketball. We will be proud to represent our city, our state and Bucks fans worldwide this October.”Bucks, Hawks to play 2 preseason games in United Arab Emirates - The Athletic View Story