NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.


Shaquille O’Neal, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks coming to Abu Dhabi

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal will be coming to Abu Dhabi in October, which will also see the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks playing two pre-season games at Etihad Arena.

This will be part of the NBA District, a fan event in conjunction with The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022, which will be held at Manarat Al Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi from October 5 to 9.

The event will also feature appearances by NBA’s Chris Bosh, Vince Carter, Isiah Thomas and Dominique Wilkins, and a live musical performance by hip-hop star Fabolous.

The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 will feature the Atlanta Hawks and the 2021 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks playing two preseason games at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on October 6 and 8 at 8pm.

At NBA District, fans can interact with NBA personalities from around the world, watch authentic NBA game entertainment, enjoy basketball activities, and purchase limited-edition NBA merchandise. A one-day ticket for NBA District costs Dh55, while a ticket for all five days is Dh215 on

Schedule of events

October 5, 4pm until midnight

NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 entertainment preview, including performances by the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks in-game entertainment teams as well as player and legend panels

October 6, 4pm to midnight

NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 viewing party

October 7, 3pm to 7pm

NBA Night in Abu Dhabi hosted by Shaq, featuring popular UAE-based DJ Bliss, the Milwaukee Bucks DJ and hip-hop star Fabolous

October 8, 12pm to midnight

NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 viewing party

October 9, 12pm to 10pm

NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2022 all-day wrap up activities

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