Yas Island in Abu Dhabi has been confirmed as host for the upcoming Battle Island occasion from UFC.
The Division of Tradition and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) confirmed the showcase could be hosted within the in style leisure, purchasing and leisure vacation spot subsequent month.
UFC will produce 4 occasions on Yas Island, together with one pay-per-view present – UFC 251 – and three combat nights.
The action-packed schedule begins with UFC 251 on Saturday, July 11th, and might be adopted with successive combat night time occasions to be held on Wednesday, July 15th; Saturday, July 18th; and Saturday, July 25th.
Particulars for every occasion, together with combat playing cards, might be introduced in coming weeks.
To accommodate current public well being tips, DCT Abu Dhabi will create a security zone inside the almost ten sq. mile Yas Island that can embody an area, resort, coaching amenities and eating institutions.
This security zone will solely be open to UFC athletes and their coaches; UFC employees and different occasion personnel; and Yas Island workers who’re mandatory to make sure the operation of the amenities.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, mentioned: “Our partnership with the UFC, now in its second yr, has proved to be one in every of our most profitable ventures lately.
“Because of their dedication and cooperation, we’re proud to announce that Abu Dhabi will host the primary ever Battle Island occasion, marking the long-awaited return of UFC fights to the worldwide stage.”
He added: “We have now labored carefully with all authorities entities in Abu Dhabi to make sure that the staging of this historic occasion complies with the best requirements of security for the athletes, coaches, and all UFC personnel in addition to the security of our group.
“This yr, Abu Dhabi has efficiently confirmed its means to deal with all challenges and promote the well-being of its guests and residents; and at present, we’re right here to showcase one of the best that our capital has to supply, as we sit up for opening our doorways as soon as once more to the world.”
— UFC (@ufc) June 9, 2020
In 2019, UFC and DCT Abu Dhabi entered right into a ground-breaking five-year partnership to deliver UFC occasions to the emirate.
UFC 242: Khabib Vs. Poirier, the primary occasion held below the brand new settlement, attracted greater than 14,000 followers to Yas Island final September.
The settlement to deliver UFC Battle Island to Abu Dhabi is an enlargement of the unique five-year partnership between UFC and DCT Abu Dhabi.
UFC president, Dana White, commented: “We got here up with the concept of getting fights on ‘Battle Island’ as a result of we would have liked a vacation spot to carry worldwide occasions in the course of the international pandemic.
“Abu Dhabi has been a tremendous location to carry fights over the previous ten years and it’s the excellent place for these occasions.
“The infrastructure we’re constructing might be such a once-in-a-lifetime alternative for the fighters that’s by no means been carried out earlier than – from the sector, the personal coaching facility and the Octagon on the island – it’s going to be an expertise that none of us will ever neglect.
“I can’t wait to ship superb fights from Yas island.”
UFC Battle Island occasions will air stay on international broadcasters world wide and on pay-per-view in choose markets.
UFC occasions are broadcast in 172 nations and territories in 40 totally different languages and attain roughly one billion TV households.
Within the UAE and all through the remainder of the Center East and North Africa, UFC content material is streamed on UFC Arabia app, UFC’s first Arabic-language streaming subscription service within the area.
Yas Island is without doubt one of the quickest rising leisure and leisure locations on the planet, positioned on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi – simply 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai.
Yas Island gives vacation makers a various mixture of award-winning leisure and leisure experiences, from one-of-a-kind theme parks, world-class purchasing and very good eating, to a hyperlinks golf course, thrilling water and motor sports activities, and essentially the most pleasant musical and household occasions all inside the 25 sq. kilometre island.
Commenting on the information, Faiek El Saadani, normal supervisor of W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, mentioned: “The announcement of the much-anticipated UFC Battle Island occasions to be held on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island by way of the month of July, brings positivity amongst occasions which have been difficult for all of us.
“The approaching of this worldwide sporting occasion to Yas Island will assist renew client confidence and provides an impetus to journey into Yas Island particularly and Abu Dhabi generally.
“As international journey restrictions carry, I’m assured that Abu Dhabi will emerge as a most well-liked journey and occasions vacation spot.
“That is excellent news for accommodations on the island and we might be ready to welcome our friends when the time comes!”
At the moment, Yas Island is dwelling to: the not too long ago opened Clymb Abu Dhabi, award-winning theme parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld, Yas Marina Circuit (dwelling to the Method 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina and Yas Hyperlinks golf course.
Showcasing the success of the vacation spot, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is taken into account the World’s Main Theme Park by the World Journey Awards, whereas Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi are thought-about the World’s Main Water Park and Center East’s Main Vacationer Attraction respectively.
Additionally available are Abu Dhabi’s largest mall, greater than 160 eating experiences, seven accommodations, and indoor and outside live performance venues – all of that are complemented by a variety of customer providers that join all points of interest to at least one one other.
W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is the centrepiece of the hospitality providing within the vacation spot
If that weren’t sufficient, Abu Dhabi-based developer Miral is contemplating additional developments on Yas Island, which is simply 55 per cent full.
They’re trying past the event of the primary SeaWorld Leisure attraction within the Arabian Gulf, planning to open in 2022.
Will probably be the primary SeaWorld with out Orca Whales.
The developer has additionally partnered with Sportainment Leisure & Sports activities and Feld Leisure to host occasions and stay exhibits on the Yas Bay Area, the brand new indoor venue which is scheduled to open later this yr.
The island can also be set so as to add 800 new resort rooms by 2021, together with 550 this yr with the opening of Hilton and 250 rooms within the new Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.
Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, has been instrumental in bringing UFC to the emirate
The Division of Tradition & Tourism – Abu Dhabi conserves and promotes the heritage and tradition of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them within the growth of a world-class, sustainable vacation spot of distinction that enriches the lives of tourists and residents alike.
The division manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the vacation spot internationally by way of a variety of actions geared toward attracting guests and funding.
Its insurance policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and tradition, together with defending archaeological and historic websites and to creating museums, together with the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Zayed Nationwide Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
The division helps mental and inventive actions and cultural occasions to nurture a wealthy cultural atmosphere and honour the emirate’s heritage.
A key position performed by the division is to create synergy within the vacation spot’s growth by way of shut co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.