NBA fans day in Abu Dhabi: T-Pain, Michael B. Jordan, Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean coming to UAE

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NBA fans day in Abu Dhabi: T-Pain, Michael B. Jordan, Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean

Singer-songwriter T-Pain will perform at the first NBA Fan Appreciation Day in Abu Dhabi on October 6, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced on Tuesday (October 6).

The event will begin at 4:30pm at Etihad Arena. Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean and Michael B. Jordan will come as special guests.

The NBA and DCT Abu Dhabi also announced that NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ray Allen, Gary Payton, and Tim Hardaway Sr. will attend the NBA District, an interactive fan event that will return to Manarat Al Saadiyat from October 5 to 8.

Tickets for the NBA Fan Appreciation Day in Abu Dhabi are available at etihadarena.ae and ticketmaster.ae, while tickets for the NBA District can be purchased at ticketmaster.ae.

NBA Fan Appreciation Day will also feature appearances by Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves players, Abdul Jabbar and NBA legends Shawn Marion, Sam Perkins, and Kenny Smith. Activities will include a skills challenge and three-point contest featuring Mavericks and Timberwolves players; performances by the Mavericks Entertainment Team, the Timberwolves Dunk Team, and the team mascots; and a slam dunk contest featuring professional dunkers.

At NBA District, fans will be able to meet Abdul Jabbar, Allen, Payton, and Hardaway Sr.; participate in skill challenges, three-point contests and knockout games on a full-size NBA court; take their photo with the Larry O’Brien Trophy; play the new NBA Fantasy game; purchase limited-edition NBA merchandise, and more.

From October 4 to 7, the NBA and DCT Abu Dhabi will also launch a floating court installation in Yas Bay, which will host a variety of basketball competitions, NBA partner activations, and NBA legend and celebrity appearances over the course of the four days.

The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023 presented by ADQ will feature the Mavericks and the Timberwolves playing two preseason games on October 5 and October 7 at 8pm at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Tickets for the games are on sale at etihadarena.ae and ticketmaster.ae. ICA/Expat Media


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