International sports

From the Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to Special Olympics and world-class golf, we’re proud to support some of the world’s largest international sporting events – at home in Abu Dhabi and around the globe.

Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

We’ve been the main sponsor of the Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for more than a decade – one of the world’s most exciting motorsport events and finale to the electric 1™ season.

Get set for a season-ending showdown at the only twilight race in F1™ and keep the celebrations going with an A-list line-up at the After-Race Concerts.

A decade of champions

Having partnered with Manchester City FC for just over a decade, we are immensely proud of everything the club has achieved and their historic triumph in winning the Premier League, Carabao Cup and FA Cup.

Fan of football? So are we. We partner with some of the best football clubs around the world.

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Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

We were immensely proud to be the partner airline of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, and to help to connect people through the power of sport.

We were honoured to fly in athletes, coaches, dignitaries, guests and media for the occasion, in conjunction with Hala Abu Dhabi and Etihad Cargo.

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Monumental Sports & Entertainment

We are the official airline of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, the ownership group of the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals and WNBA’s Washington Mystics. Together, we’re creating unique access, experiences and content for both sports fans and travellers. The partnership also sees us as a partner of the Capital One Arena, supported by the state-of-the-art Etihad Airways Lounge.

Melbourne City

Melbourne isn’t just one of the most popular destinations in our global network; it’s also the home to the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne’s premier sports and entertainment precinct. We’ve been the main sponsor of Melbourne City Football Club since 2014. During that time, the club has experienced significant growth, claiming the FFA Cup title in 2016.

New York City Football Club

We jumped on board the NYCFC ship at the start and haven’t looked back. This partnership was our first with a professional sports team in the US – and we couldn’t be prouder. In 2017, we were honoured with naming rights of the playing surface for all NYCFC home matches.

Chennai Super Kings

We’ve proudly stood side-by-side with the Chennai Super Kings as their official sponsor since February 2024. Our partnership with the Yellow Army goes beyond sponsorship – it's a testament to the shared values of bringing people together and creating unforgettable experiences.

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We’re proud to support iconic art and cultural destinations in Abu Dhabi and around the world.

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Abu Dhabi

This is our home. We’re proud to be ambassadors of our city and to work with our partners across the capital.

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