Harlem Globetrotters to play at Expo 2020 Dubai

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Prepare for a full repertoire of tricks and showmanship

Basketball stars the Harlem Globetrotters will be slam dunking into Expo 2020 Dubai for two exhilarating exhibition games this weekend.

The famed team, known in all corners of the globe for their outlandish, showboat style of playing the game, will be bringing their full repertoire of tricks and showmanship to the world’s greatest show on Friday October 29 and Saturday October 30.

Taking place at the multi-purpose sports court and Aussie Park at Expo’s Sports, Fitness and Wellness Hub, the high-energy games will wow spectators as players race and ricochet through their flash routines of flamboyant ball handling and basket shooting.

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The Harlem Globetrotters’ Spread Game Tour arrives at Expo 2020 Dubai via the USA Pavilion, and alongside the showcase games will also be getting visitors up and active as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge.

Player walk-arounds and autograph sessions, a Music in the Gardens performance, a tricks and demonstration session, workshops with junior players and people of determination, and of course the iconic Harlem Globetrotters show complete an exciting bill.

A Harlem Globetrotters spokesperson said: “We cannot wait to bring our special brand of family entertainment to the Expo 2020 site.

“Basketball is a game that unites all players and all fans, and Expo 2020’s emphasis on openness, inclusivity, connectivity and opportunities for all are perfectly aligned with those of the Harlem Globetrotters.

“Our games will fire the imaginations of all our spectators – and we’re especially excited to bring smiles to the faces of our younger fans.”