New York’s iconic basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters are to stage a series of exhibition games in the UAE in October, organisers announced on Wednesday.
The team will play three games in Dubai and two in Abu Dhabi during their three-day stay in the UAE. The games begin in Dubai on 25 October at the Dubai Tennis Stadium, with one show at 7pm and two additional shows on 26 October at 2pm and 7pm.
Abu Dhabi will host two shows on 27 October at Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium at 2pm and 7pm.
The Globetrotters last made an appearance in the UAE in 2007 and the team’s chief operations officer Jeff Munn said it was “thrilled to be returning to the United Arab Emirates”.
“The fans there are fantastic, and I know the players are really looking forward to delivering the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind brand of family entertainment to the region,” he added.
DONE Events, a subsidiary of Arab Media Group, who previously brought Usher, Amy Winehouse and Duran Duran to the UAE, are organizing the event in association with Dubai Calendar
A combination of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and family entertainment, the Globetrotters have introduced the sport of basketball to millions of fans around the world since they were founded in 1950 and perform over 150 international shows per year.
Tickets go on sale from midday on Wednesday at www.harlemglobetrottersuae.com