The NBA persists. It announces the organization next fall of two preseason games in the Middle East. As last season, they will take place in the United Arab Emirates. They will oppose the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Dallas Mavericks. The Gulf country hosted the first two games played in the Middle East last year. They were held at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island and pitted the Atlanta Hawks against the Milwaukee Bucks. The United Arab Emirates will host the first two games in Abu Dhabi on October 5 and 7, the result of a partnership between the North American league and the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism. As a reminder, the NBA has already set its stage for relocated games in England, France, Mexico, Japan, China and India.
— Published 3 May 2023