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Yas Island to host FIM World Supercross in November


World-class sports marketing and entertainment company SX Global has announced that Yas Island, Abu Dhabi will host the penultimate round of the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) in 2023.

The WSX Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take place over two days from 4-5 November 2023 at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island. The event will be the first time the region has hosted a World Supercross.

“We are proud to announce the hosting of the WSX Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Yas Island is known for its standard of excellence in hosting some of the biggest events in the region, including other major events such as F1, UFC and the NBA,” said SX Global Chief executive Adam Bailey said.

key milestone

“This event will mark the region’s first supercross event and is a major milestone for both WSX and the sport of supercross. The fact that Abu Dhabi is home to our strategic investment partner, Mubadala Capital, makes it all the more special.”

Ethara is one of the largest events, entertainment and venue management companies in the region. In partnership with Miral, the company operates a number of event venues on Yas Island, including the Etihad Arena, the largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue in the Middle East.

Over the past 15 years, Ethara has hosted more than 700 major events in the region for more than 16 million fans, including the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and the Yasalam post-race concert.

40 best riders

Saif Rashid Al Noaimi, CEO of Ethara, said: “FIM World Supercross is a fantastic new event for Yas Island, bringing together 40 of the world’s best For the first time in the region, it broadcasts simultaneously to 400 million households in 180 countries.

“It builds on our pioneering approach to the major events industry and this exciting announcement is a testament to our commitment to delivering unique experiences and further building our reputation for premier sports and entertainment events. We look forward to welcoming WSX in November Fans come to the Etihad Arena and create memorable moments.”

Mohamed Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral Group, a leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences in Abu Dhabi, said: “Yas Island continues to grow as a leading global events hub. confirming its position as the world’s premier entertainment and leisure destination. Our aim is to create unforgettable memories for all visitors to Yas Island, who will be able to attend a first-of-its-kind event in the region while enjoying unique, immersive World-class experiences and attractions.” — trade arab news agency


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