While many might have written off the rest of 2021 with just two more months to go, Abu Dhabi, the UAE Emirate has its calendar packed with 6 huge international sporting events to come. If you’re a sports fan, brace yourselves. You’re in for a treat for Sporting Events in Abu Dhabi 2021.
6 Huge Sporting Events in Abu Dhabi
An action-packed spectacular showdown, UFC 267 is planned between the BLACHOWICZ and TEIXEIRA this October. The event organized by the UFC and the Department of Culture and Tourism is set to be the blazing stage for Jan Blachowicz to return to Abu Dhabi after his historic victory over Dominic Reyes. For the Interim Bantamweight title, Petr Yan faces Cory Sandhagen. Who’s going to deliver the knockout punch? Book the tickets to witness the rage inside the ring.
When: October 30, Saturday
Location: New Etihad Arena, Yas Island
The third edition of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Abu Dhabi Marathon organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) is bringing AED 1.1 Million to the table as prize money. People are encouraged to participate in the 2.5 KM, 5 KM, 10 KM events. For professionals, there is an individual 42.2 KM marathon and a marathon relay for two. There is also a wheelchair race category. The last two editions were a successful attempt by ADNOC to promote healthy lifestyles and elevate the health and well-being of the community.
When: November 26, Friday
Location: ADNOC HQ Tower
The Championship event will bring 2,000 athletes from more than 30 countries to compete across the junior, adult, and master Jiu-Jitsu classes. This event is close to the UAE residents as the nation’s athletes topped the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championship medal table this September. Hence we can expect a lot of local crowds to witness the championship.
When: November 13 – 16
Location: Jiu-Jitsu Arena
Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
With the clash between Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and the 24-year old Max Verstappen soaring every race weekend, Abu Dhabi would be the final race this season to scorch their tires. The Abu Dhabi temperature raises the heat between this epic clash as fans around the world would be watching the event chewing off their fingernails. Can Hamilton pull off one more title to go past the all-time champion Michael Schumacher?
When: December 9 – 12
Location: Yas Marina Circuit
In the 2019 Mubadala edition, Maria Sharapova clinched the title by toppling the Croatian-Australian Ajla Tomljanovic. In the Male Championship, Spaniard Rafael Nada overcame the Serbian Magician Novak Djokovic. A lot has changed since then in the International Tennis Arena. Sharapova retired and Djokovic came very close to achieving the calendar grand slam. The 13th edition will be inviting six male tennis talents and two female players to contest the crown.
When: December 16- 18
Location: Yas Marina Circuit
The honour of Closing the Calendar year goes to the FINA swimming championship. The six-day world sprint event is inviting swimmers from all over the world to compete in 25m races. Etihad Arena is transforming itself to host this championship event.
When: December 16 – 21
Location: Etihad Arena
Visit the respective links to know more about the Covid requirements and instructions before you book the tickets. Follow the safety procedures mentioned in the gaming event and adhere to the rules. Enjoy the display of the celebration of world sports safely. Here are the six major sporting events in Abu Dhabi.