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The NBA Abu Dhabi Games return in 2023

The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 will feature the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves playing two preseason games on Thursday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 7 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Tickets for The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 will go on sale at a later date. You can register your interest in receiving more information by visiting

If you can't get tickets, the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 will air live in the UAE and across the Middle East and North Africa on beIN SPORTS, The Sports Channel and NBA League Pass, and reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories on television, digital media and social media.

Last year the NBA Abu Dhabi Games saw the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks play the league’s first games in the Arabian Gulf.

The Mavericks currently feature four-time NBA All-Star and three-time All-NBA First Team member Luka Dončić as well as 2016 NBA champion and eight-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving. The Timberwolves currently feature three-time NBA All-Star and two-time All-NBA Third Team member Karl-Anthony Towns, three-time NBA All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert, and 2023 NBA All-Star Anthony Edwards.

Fans can follow the NBA on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter (@NBAArabic) for the latest updates, news and content in Arabic.

And if you can't wait, you can shop online at for the widest selection of authentic NBA products ever available in the region.