Exciting sporting events coming to Abu Dhabi in 2024
Attention, sports enthusiasts! Get ready to grab the best seats for an exciting year ahead.
As 2024 approaches, we're also on the cusp of a brand-new season of sports. By booking early, you can enjoy the perks of being an early bird.
The Middle East's event calendar is always bustling, and this year kicks off with a bang with the AlUla Tour, attracting top international cyclists. Don't miss out on the action! check the new sport events that is coming to Abu Dhabi in 2024.
read more: SPORTS EVENTS IN DUBAI IN 2024
1. Sail GP (January 13-14)
In just one week, Abu Dhabi will host its very first Sail GP event. This exciting boat race will feature teams from countries like Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA.
They will be racing their speedy F50 boats in the Mina Zayed waters. Plus, on Saturday, January 13, after the boat races, there will be a special concert by the famous boyband, Take That.
The event is happening at Mina Zayed in Abu Dhabi on January 13 and 14. For more details, you can visit sailgp.com.
- Abu Dhabi's first-ever Sail GP event.
- Competitors from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.
- Races in F50s in the waters of Mina Zayed.
- A special performance by the iconic boyband, Take That.
2. DP World ILT20 (January 19 - February 17)
The year 2024 is kicking off with an exciting start thanks to the second season of the DP World ILT20 cricket tournament.
This big event will bring together some of the top cricket players for some really thrilling matches. The games will take place in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.
Besides the main matches, there's also a special chance for young aspiring athletes aged 7 to 11 to get involved.
You can catch this cricket action from January 19 to February 17, 2024. Tickets start at just Dhs20 and are available at virginmegastore.me. For more updates, follow @ilt20official.
- Season 2 of the DP World International League T20 cricket tournament.
- Matches across Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.
- Features some of the biggest names in cricket.
- Opportunities for young athletes aged 7-11.
3. Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open
Abu Dhabi is getting ready to host some of the world's best female tennis players from February 3 to 11.
Big stars like Ons Jabeur, who has been in the Wimbledon finals twice, and Beatriz Haddad Maia, ranked 11th in the world from Brazil, will be playing, along with other top players.
You can get tickets starting at just Dhs25. Plus, you can watch the qualifying rounds for free on February 3 and 4. If you want to sit really close to the action, courtside seats for the first four days are only Dhs95.
And good news for families: kids under 12 can watch for free during the first six days of the tournament.
To grab your tickets, visit mubadalaabudhabiopen.com now.
- A top-tier women's tennis tournament.
- Stars like Ons Jabeur and Beatriz Haddad Maia confirmed to participate.
- Affordable tickets, with free entry for children under 12 for the first six days.
4. TriYAS (February 24)
The 14th TriYAS event, known as 'the race for everyone,' is happening on February 24 this year. This triathlon is at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
It's all about encouraging health and fitness with activities like swimming, biking, and running, going on from morning till night.
Both kids and adults can join in, with lots of different events like a junior triathlon, stand-up paddling, a quick sprint race, team relays, a two-sport race (duathlon), and even a half marathon on roller skates! There are various distances and levels, so everyone can find something that suits them.
The event is at Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, on February 24.
For more info, check out yasmarinacircuit.com.
- The 14th edition of the TriYAS triathlon at Yas Marina Circuit.
- Includes swimming, biking, and running events.
- Open to children and adults, with various levels and distances.
5. Bike Abu Dhabi Gran Fondo
Get ready for the thrilling Bike Abu Dhabi Gran Fondo! This race is a challenging 154km journey from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain.
With a huge prize pool of AED 2,000,000, cyclists can compete in different categories, including by age. Cyclists will be grouped based on their speed, with special groups for elite men, women, and teams. Everyone else will join groups based on their average speed.
Pick the group that matches your cycling speed and show off your skills in this exciting race.
Don't miss out on being a part of this event where excitement and determination come together on Abu Dhabi's roads.
- A challenging 154km cycling race from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain.
- Total prize pool of AED 2,000,000.
- Categories for elite men, women, teams, and speed groups
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6. Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
The 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is an exciting 58-lap race around the 5.3-kilometer Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island.
Every year, Formula 1 fans flock to Abu Dhabi for this spectacular end-of-season race. This November, you can watch some of the best drivers in the world, like Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, and Max Verstappen, compete.
But the excitement isn't just on race day – the entire weekend is filled with fun activities near the track.
Plus, you'll get to see famous music stars perform in concerts after the races!
- The finale of the Formula 1 season.
- Held at the Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island.
- Features top drivers like Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, and Max Verstappen.
7. World Supercross GP Abu Dhabi (Date TBC)
Get excited for a groundbreaking event in the Middle East! Ethara is bringing the first-ever World Supercross GP to Abu Dhabi, happening at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island this November.
Prepare for an adrenaline rush with thrilling races, dazzling pyrotechnics, and non-stop action that will appeal to fans globally.
This event combines the intense excitement of dirt racing with the beauty of Middle Eastern sand dunes, offering an amazing experience both on the track and off.
8. World League of Fighters (WLF)
The UAE is gearing up for its first-ever franchise-based combat sports event this year.
The World League of Fighters (WLF), in partnership with the World Boxing Council, is set to present an exciting display of international combat sports talent.
The league will showcase 20 famous male and female fighters, divided into four different franchises. More information will be coming soon, so stay tuned to whatson.ae for updates.
The World League of Fighters event is planned for the first quarter of 2024, but the exact dates and ticket prices are still to be confirmed. For more details, you can visit wbcmuaythai.com.
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