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NBA debuts in UAE

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island continues to develop into an international sports hub, hosting two games in North America’s National Basketball Association.
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The world’s premier basketball league is playing in the United Arab Emirates for the first time. 

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island hosted a preseason matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks on Oct. 6. The Hawks won 123-113 and the two teams will face off again on Oct. 8. 

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