Abu Dhabi hosting 6 major sports events in 2024

Abu Dhabi hosting 6 major sports events in 2024


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Abu Dhabi, along with the UAE, hosts a constellation of stars from some of the world's most prominent sports every year.

Whether you're into motorsports, racquet sports, bat-and-ball thrills, or intense combat sports, the capital has it all.

Here's an updated list of the sporting events coming to Abu Dhabi this year:


UFC Fight Night

Abu Dhabi’s inaugural UFC Fight Night marks the 18th UFC event in the UAE capital, confirmed for August 3 at the Etihad Arena.

Following the electrifying UFC 294 bout last October, fans are eagerly anticipating more iconic moments, grapples, and takedowns in the octagon this summer. Stay tuned to for more details.

UFC Fight Night, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, August 3.



NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2024

This October, a new duo arrives in the capital as the 17-time NBA champions Boston Celtics take on the defending champions Denver Nuggets in two pre-season games on October 4 and 6 at the Etihad Arena.

As part of the NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2024 presented by ADQ, these star-studded teams will deliver electrifying, slam-dunk action, along with plenty of thrilling fan-centric activities courtside.

NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2024 presented by ADQ, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, October 4 and 6.


UFC 308

More UFC action returns with UFC 308 scheduled for October 26 at the Etihad Arena.

The high-octane action in the octagon will be complemented by the capital’s favorite, Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, featuring a week-long series of city-wide events, dedicated fan activities, hotel promotions, F&B offerings, star appearances, electrifying concerts, and much more. Stay tuned for more updates leading up to the big week.

UFC 308, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, October 26.



Abu Dhabi T10 League

For several years, the UAE capital has enjoyed nearly two weeks of thrilling bat-and-ball action, and this year promises to be no different.

Stay tuned for more updates, and in just a few months, you’ll be able to watch some of the biggest names in world cricket compete for the T10 League title before they resume their international seasons.

Abu Dhabi T10, Zayed Cricket Stadium, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, November 2024 (anticipated).



Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Yes, we’re talking about that weekend—the one that puts Abu Dhabi on its feet every winter as the world watches in awe.

This year, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take place in December, and if its track record is any indicator, the capital will once again be graced by global stars.

Roaring engines, cheering fans, and electrifying energy will fill the air. Plus, the Yasalam after-race concerts have already confirmed British rockers Muse. It’s all about to go down, Abu Dhabi—get your tickets here.

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2024, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, December 6 to 8, from Dhs750.


World Tennis League

Some of the world’s top tennis players will make the most of their off-season by getting valuable practice while putting on a show for Abu Dhabi's residents.

Last December, the Etihad Arena hosted leading names like Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, and Aryna Sabalenka. Looking for more entertainment? Last year’s post-game concerts featured big names like 50 Cent, Akon, and Ne-Yo.

Prepare for more exciting action both on and off the court this winter. Watch this space for updates on title sponsors, teams, artists, and more.

World Tennis League, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, December 2024 (anticipated).


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