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We have a long history of sponsoring basketball, starting with the UAE and Lebanese Basketball Associations and Clubs, and we’re ready to work side-by-side with the Beirut Basketball team and its players to help boost the sport of basketball in the region, and support grassroots activities to grow the prospects of young, talented athletes. 

Emirates has been a steadfast supporter of basketball since 1991, when it partnered with the UAE Basketball Association as Sponsor and Official Airline. The airline has also been a sponsor of the Dubai International Basketball Championship for close to 30 years, as well as the staging of the FIBA World Championship in the UAE in 2014. Teams sponsored by Emirates have won the International Basketball Championship seven times.

Beirut Basketball Club

In 2022 we partnered with the Beirut Basketball Club as Official Airline and jersey sponsor. But our involvement with the team goes further back. We've sponsored them at the Dubai International Tournament and the team was one of the first to wear the Emirates Fly Better logo on its shirts in 2019. 

The Beirut Basketball Club formed in 2016 and began playing in the top-level Lebanese Basketball League in 2017. The men's team won the championship in 2022. They also won the Arab Club Basketball Championship in 2023 and featured in the top three multiple times in previous years. The women's club also won the Arab Women's Club Championship, their third consecutive win of the prestigious title. 

As well as sponsoring the men's and women's teams, we're also supporting the U-18 and academy teams, helping the next generation of basketball stars to grow and their talent to shine across communities in Lebanon.