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Harlem Globetrotters appear in UAE next month

Iconic exhibition basketball team play three games in Dubai and two in Abu Dhabi

  • By Staff Reporter
  • Published: 16:41 September 5, 2012
  • Gulf News

Dubai: The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are primed to bring their spectacular basketball show to the UAE for the first time since 2007, opening an exciting five-game run on October 25 at the Dubai Tennis Stadium.

“We are thrilled to be returning to the UAE,” said Chief Operating Officer Jeff Munn. “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.”

The Globetrotters, an exhibition basketball team founded in 1927, 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 October 25 at the Dubai Tennis Stadium, with one show at 7pm and two additional shows on October 26 at 2pm and 7pm. Abu Dhabi has two shows on October 27 at Zayed Sports City Tennis Stadium at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets go on sale from midday today through www.harlemglobetrottersuae.com.

“Basketball is a much-loved sport in our region and the fun, skills and tricks displayed by Harlem Globetrotters always excite fans regardless of age,” said Thomas Ovesen, COO Done Events. “This is the perfect event for the holidays.”

“Dubai Calendar is delighted to bring the Harlem Globetrotters event to UAE audiences,” said Sally Edwards, Director of Dubai Calendar. “As the gateway to a more eventful Dubai, Dubai Calendar has continuously delivered on its promise to bring international events for all ages and diverse interests to one of the most exciting cities in the world.”

Visit the website for all event information and to purchase your tickets to see the Globetrotters live in what organisers say will be a fun and memorable family event to attend during the Eid al Adha holidays.

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