Middle East, the new Eldorado for international sporting events

Aug 08, 2023

The year 2022 was marked by a historic whistle as the world turned its attention to Qatar for the Football World Cup. This iconic event put the Middle East in the spotlight, offering millions of fans the opportunity to discover a region rich in culture and fervent sporting devotion. However, the kick-off was only the prelude, as an exciting assortment of international sporting events are set to light up the sporting scene, with a particular focus on the United Arab Emirates.

Le stade Al Khalifa, à Doha

Following the resounding success of the World Cup in Qatar, the sporting world is now turning its attention to another exotic jewel, the United Arab Emirates, which is preparing to host a series of major sporting events. This dynamic nation, nestled in the heart of the Persian Gulf, is emerging as a crossroads for world sport, attracting athletes and enthusiasts from the four corners of the globe.

One of the must-see highlights is the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix. Every year, this spectacular circuit offers breathtaking races where the best Formula 1 drivers vie for glory. On a track that blends futurism and tradition, fans of speed and engineering will be treated to a memorable experience.

Added to this are the raw emotions of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) events, which will culminate in the highly anticipated fight between Makhachev and Oliveira 2 on 21 October in Abu Dhabi. These high-flying athletic confrontations make for an unforgettable experience for MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fans from the four corners of the globe.


The spotlight will continue to shine on the United Arab Emirates with an NBA match between the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Etihad Arena will be the setting for fans to watch some of the world's best basketball players battle it out live on the Abu Dhabi court.

But that's not all!

For golf enthusiasts, the United Arab Emirates is home to world-renowned tournaments. The lush fairways and ingeniously designed courses provide an idyllic backdrop for high-calibre golf competitions. Professional players and enthusiasts of this elegant sport converge here to take on the challenges while soaking up the friendly atmosphere that reigns on Emirati greens.


Tennis fans will also find plenty to enjoy thanks to tournaments featuring some of the masters of the game. These internationally acclaimed events create an electrifying atmosphere, bringing tennis fans from around the world together in passionate communion.

As the final whistle blew to mark the end of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, an exciting new era in sporting events is beginning in the Middle East, with the United Arab Emirates at the forefront of this transformation. This dynamic region is set to light up the international sporting scene, inviting sports fans from all over the world to discover this new bastion of international sport.

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