x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

NBA star Kobe Bryant to visit UAE to raise diabetes awareness

The LA Lakers star is due to arrive in Dubai and Abu Dhabi later this year.

NBA star Kobe Bryant is coming to the UAE to raise diabetes awareness. Mark Terrill / AP
NBA star Kobe Bryant is coming to the UAE to raise diabetes awareness. Mark Terrill / AP

The basketball superstar Kobe Bryant will be in the UAE later this year to help raise awareness of diabetes.

The NBA star will be in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in September.

Bryant, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, has expressed his excitement on his Facebook page.

He posted that he is looking forward to visiting Abu Dhabi and Dubai for the "Kobe Health & Fitness Weekend".

More than 31,000 of his fans liked the post, and 532 of them shared it.

More details of the basketball star's visit will be released soon.

Almost 19 per cent of the UAE population suffers from diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Federation.

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