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  • 28 Sep 2023
  • Source : ADSC

FIBA 3x3 World Tour Abu Dhabi Masters 2023 is back

Al Ain will be bouncing with energy next month, as the return of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Abu Dhabi Masters has been slated for 28-29 October 2023.

Taking place outside the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium – an architectural masterpiece and iconic sporting venue of the city – the UAE will once again see the world’s elite 3x3 basketballers, including Olympic medallists and professional basketball stars, battle it out on court ahead of the World Tour Finals in early December.

Abu Dhabi Sports Council is proud to welcome the qualifying teams and event organisers to Al Ain, with the city growing its event and sporting calendar at a rapid pace. It is a true testament to ADSC’s commitment to deliver world-class sporting events across the emirate.

While the full teams list is yet to be announced, there will of course be no shortage of talent. The World Tour roster is jam-packed with the biggest international stars and the most electric players the sport has to offer. Keep an eye out here for team announcements very soon.

One of the unique experiences which organisers continue to offer UAE residents is the chance for amateur teams to compete in the 3x3 Community Basketball Championship. Driven by ADSC’s passion to grow the game and make it easily accessible to the community, amateur teams from across the country are encouraged to sign up for this year’s competition and stand a chance at winning some exceptional prizes. Taking place from 25-27 October, teams from a variety of categories will get to play on the exact court the World Tour pros will do battle on. For more details on the Community Championship, visit:

Suhail Al Arifi, Executive Director of the Events Sector at the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “We are delighted to once again welcome the FIBA 3X3 World Tour series to the capital, in cooperation with the International Basketball Federation. Hosting this year’s event in the magnificent city of Al Ain outlines our commitment to bringing the best sporting events to the country, and how all areas of the capital are fully prepared to host such a prestigious sporting occasion. 

“For years now, we have been dedicated to growing the love of 3x3 here in Abu Dhabi,” continued His Excellency. “And this vision continues through the 3x3 Community Basketball Championship. I would like to wish all teams – both the professionals and those from the UAE community – a memorable time in Al Ain, and best of luck with each game you play.”

Talking ahead of the Finals, Head of Events and Partnerships of FIBA, Ignacio Soriano said: “I speak on behalf of myself and all the Federation’s employees about how excited we are to be bringing this sporting spectacle outside the city of Abu Dhabi for the first time. Not only is this a clear indication that Al Ain is ready for such a global event but it also highlights the thirst every corner of this country has for exceptional sporting excellence.

“As our relationship continues to prosper with ADSC, we are also pleased to see this development embodied in the game of 3x3 thriving across the capital with readily available facilities, coaching and of course the Community Championship,” added Soriano.

Away from the court, the surrounding Fan Zone will welcome basketball fans and families alike, with plenty to experience off the court, including: food trucks and stalls, live music, player’s warm-up area, merchandise, and more. Moreover, the event will once again feature the popular Slam Dunk contest and Shoot-out competition.

For more details on the event, visit: