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(Abu Dhabi, UAE – Sunday, 25th February) – Virgin Radio personality Kris Fade is set to make a cameo appearance for the Harlem Globetrotters at the du Forum, Yas Island, next month, as part of their upcoming 2018 Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour.

The host of the Kris Fade Show will become the first person in the region to represent the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters when they take on their long-time adversaries the Washington Generals on March 30th and 31st .

The 37-year-old father-of-two will make his guest appearance on Friday, March 30 at the du Forum, Yas Island.

Fade, who is a big basketball fan, said he could not wait to jump on the court with the legendary Harlem Globetrotters.

“When I heard that I was going to play on the same side as the Harlem Globetrotters I was blown away,” he said. “It was like a little dream come true. I respect everything that the Harlem Globetrotters stands for and still stands for today.”

Brought to Yas Island by ProActiv, The Harlem Globetrotters will face a revamped Washington Generals team which recently launched a more competitive profile over the summer, making an appearance at The Basketball Tournament. The new tournament-tested team is looking to snap a 47-year losing streak against their world-famous rivals during their 2018 season.

Tickets for the 2018 Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour on sale from and Virgin Megastores. Ticket start from AED75.

Fans can also purchase a Magic Pass for AED75, an opportunity to interact with the Globetrotters before the match. More details available on the ticketing website.


The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 91 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 123 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. The American Red Cross is the official charity of the Harlem Globetrotters. Sponsored by Entenmann’s Donuts ®, Ticket Galaxy and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: and follow them on Twitter @Globies.



Proactiv is the leading company in the production and organization of family shows in Spain. With headquarters in Barcelona, this independent company has almost thirty years of experience in this sector. Among other shows, it has organized corporate events and big recognized national and international shows as Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Peppa Pig, The Harlem Globetrotters, WWE, Monster Jam, Bic Windsurf Indoor, Plácido Domingo in Concert or The Spanish School of Riding of Vienna. In the last years it has initiated the international expansion and has presence in United Arab Emirates, where Proactiv organizes and produces shows for any audience, with the same successful model implemented in Spain.

About the du Forum

du Forum is Abu Dhabi’s premier indoor venue for corporate functions, destination weddings, charity balls, gala dinners and music concerts. From a mammoth Scissor Sisters gig to a Zumba® masterclass with founder, Beto Perez, du Forum is the UAE’s foremost purpose-built live entertainment venue. With powerful air-conditioning, performance stage, VIP platforms and outdoor plaza area, du Forum can comfortably host up to 4,500 people.

Easily accessible from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, du Forum is located on the entertainment-packed destination, Yas Island. Just a 5 minutes’ walk from a stunning collection of hotels, du Forum is very close to the beautiful locations of Yas Beach and Yas Marina.

About Yas Island

Yas Island is a unique destination located on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi – just 25 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai. A breath-taking island of diverse, immersive experiences and lasting memories, where families and friends, residents and business visitors can make the most of their precious time away. A world of experience comes together to combine stunning natural scenery with iconic design and high-octane glamour with laid-back family fun.

Yas Island is home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Yas Mall, Yas Marina Circuit – famed for the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIXTM – world class events and concerts throughout the year, as well as the Yas Links Golf Course. Along with the Iconic Yas Viceroy Hotel, the six international Yas Plaza Hotels are conveniently located in the heart of the Island.

The Island boasts cutting-edge hotels, exciting theme parks, dynamic restaurants, anticipation of global stars taking to the stage, a links golf course, and the most cosmopolitan shopping mall housing the world’s leading brands and dining outlets. It’s also a destination designed for the diverse business community, with a number of event facilities to allow full engagement with guests. From superb conference venues to meeting and gala event facilities, as well as management services for MICE events, Yas Island combines business with leisure, allowing for a holistic experience.

Yas Island is a place that’s full on life. Passionate. Powerful. Alive. Where the fun never stops. Where your dreams become the everyday. Where your sense of adventure is limited only by your imagination

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