Connector August 2023

CONNECTOR.AE 10 CONNECTOR.AE 11 Dining Around Out And About The tournament in Abu Dhabi will be held from 18 to 20 August, and is in preparation for the 2023 FIBA Men’s World Cup, where 32 international teams will go head to head in three host countries, Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan. The USA Men’s National Team is set to head down to Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, for thrilling matches that will have the audience at the edge of their seats and cheering for the team. To add to the excitement, the first set of matches as part of International Basketball Week will see the USA team compete against Greece and Germany. On 18 August, teams USA and Greece will compete, followed by a match on 19 August between team Germany and team Greece. The final match of the showcase will be held on 20 August, with team USA and team Germany competing. On 17 and 18 August, the second set of matches with three other international teams including Lebanon, Mexico and Egypt, will take place where the teams will compete against one another. Lebanon will play Egypt on 17 August, followed by a match between teams Lebanon and Mexico on 18 August. Although the first time hosting the USA Basketball Showcase, Abu Dhabi has previously brought two pre-season NBA games to the city in 2022, where fans could see popular international basketball players from Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks, compete in person. The pre-season games for 2023 will also be held in the city on 5 and 7 October, and will see Minnesota Timberwolves and the Dallas Mavericks play. Ticket prices for the USABasketball Showcase start at Dhs 75 and are available via the Etihad Arena website - International Basketball Teams Coming To TheUAE! Basketball fans, this is the moment many have been waiting for as the UAE, for the first time ever in the country, is set to host the USA Basketball Showcase. Catch The English Premier League At These Venues! The English Premier League (EPL) is the most watched domestic football tournament on the planet. Made up of 20 teams, playing against each other over 9 months, for one to be crowned English Champions. It attracts the some of the best players from around the world, including Argentina’s Qatar World Cup 2022 winning goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, Norwegian goal machine Erling Haaland, Egyptian star striker Mohamed Salah, Brazilian super star Gabriel Jesus and England sensation Jack Grealish. The fascination with this leagues is not limited to England fans and English expats, as it’s global reach has built fan bases from nearly every corner of the world, and the teams and players watched globally. Dubai is no different, with clubs and stars from the EPL followed in their thousands, and fans meeting up in cafes and bars to watch all the action from all the matches. With so many places to watch live football, finding somewhere to really soak in the match day atmosphere as if being at the game itself is important, and for fans of many EPL clubs, Dubai offers just that. Watching the games at cafes and bars alongside other fans of the same EPL team offers an electric experience, and the next best thing to being inside the stadium itself. Supporters from 11 of the 20 EPL teams, have each established one particular venue for their team, where Dubai-based fans, and visiting fans, can meet up on match day, watch their team play and share in the glory, or pain, after the final whistle. If on the hunt to watch the games with likeminded fans with the same thing in common, then keep reading as Connector is here.