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SPORT & LEISURE - BASKETBALL

Successful Day at first 3x3 Arab Women Basketball Tournament

Posted on 31/10/2016

The first day of the 3x3 Arab Women Basketball Tournament has concluded, seeing 16 teams competing on the courts. This first year of the tournament, taking place at the Women Sport Department's headquarters in Sharjah from October 30 – 31, 2016, features 16 of the best teams in the region competing for the title. Playing under the theme ‘Above the Rim, We Score', teams representing the UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon are taking part in the event, organised by the ...  >>MORE

Nahyan bin Zayed hails Abu Dhabi's success in hosting FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final

Posted on 18/10/2015

H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, has said the success of the 2015 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final, FIBA's flagship competition between 15-16 October, proves that Abu Dhabi remains an excellent venue for world sports events. H.H. Sheikh Nahyan, who is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, said: "We are proud of the achievements being made by Abu Dhabi and the diversity of international ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ladies Club represents UAE in Arab Women Club Basketball Championship

Posted on 16/10/2015

The Sharjah Ladies Club, SLC, will represent the United Arab Emirates in the 17th Arab Women Clubs Basketball Championship to be held in Egypt. The event is organised by the Egyptian Shooting Club, and will be held from 15th-24th October at the 6 October Branch. Teams from across the region are taking part in the competition and the SLC are the only team representing the UAE. Nada Al Naqbi, Director of the Women Sports Department at Sharjah Ladies Club praised the tremendous support given to ...  >>MORE

NBA star Dwight Howard gives tips to Dubai youngsters

Posted on 24/08/2015

NBA All-Star Dwight Howard is the latest sports star to fall in love with Dubai. The 6ft 11in Houston Rockets centre was in the city for a basketball event at the new Dubai Stars Sportsplex, a 57,000 sq. ft. indoor sports facility near Mirdif City Centre. And, after taking time out to visit the desert — hoisting his 120kg frame on to a particularly unlucky camel — Howard, 29, called Dubai ‘one of the best places I have ever been to'. The 2008 Olympic gold medal-winner said: "I know one of ...  >>MORE

Dubai gets Mainini pat for U-17 championship

Posted on 17/08/2014

Following the successful staging of the 2014 Fiba U17 World Championship, the president of world governing body is convinced the U.A.E. is capable of delivering even the men's World Cup in the future. Spain will host the next edition of the Fiba Basketball World Cup in the four cities of Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria from August 30 to September 14. The competition will also be the last one for Fiba President Yvan Mainini following the conclusion of his four-year term in office. ...  >>MORE

Dubai Culture promoted Emirati heritage at FIBA World U17 Basketball Championship

Posted on 14/08/2014

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated Authority for culture, arts, and heritage, promoted Emirati heritage at the FIBA World U17 Basketball Championship with traditional activities that aimed at educating international visitors on the nation's rich history. The 2014 FIBA World Under-17 Basketball Championship is an international basketball competition, where 16 national teams competed in the tournament. The preliminary round was held at Al Ahli and Al Wasl ...  >>MORE

Kobe Bryant health and fitness weekend programme set to launch

Posted on 18/08/2013

This September, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (‘DMCC') will host the DMCC Kobe Bryant Health and Fitness Weekend as part of the basketball superstar's first trip to the region. The title sponsorship highlights DMCC's commitment towards promoting a healthier and more active UAE; it also follows its recent involvement with the Dubai Municipality ‘You're Worth Your Weight in Gold' weight loss campaign. To be held from Sept. 26 to 27, the action-packed DMCC Kobe Bryant Health and ...  >>MORE

UAE basketball team beat China at Universiade 2013 in Kazan

Posted on 15/07/2013

Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia: The basketball team of the UAE Higher Education Sports Federation, yesterday achieved their first win against China's team, 64 to 62 points at the current 27th World University Summer Games (Universiade 2013). Dr. Omar Abdul Aziz Al Hai, Head of the delegation and Secretary- General of the Sports Federation, congratulated the team members and Captain Khalifa Khalfan, emphasising that through their will they beat the strong Chinese team. He also congratulated the ...  >>MORE

Harlem Globetrotters' hoop dreams in the UAE

Posted on 24/10/2012

"Hi-Lite" Bruton and "Buckets" Blakes, stars of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, have put their support behind a range of youth initiatives in the UAE capital ahead of their debut performance on Saturday, October 27. The Globetrotters met hundreds of school children at various schools in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, promoting the benefits of hard work, a good education and sporting participation to the youngsters. The players interacted with the children and spoke to them about the idea that ...  >>MORE

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