Pinoys’ love of the game runs deep – in pictures

Traditional Emirati sports such as riding, shooting and sailing were skills learnt when they were necessary to secure a livelihood. But the country also caters to the needs of a large migrant population. Certain games are associated with specific expatriate communities. Just as South Asians are mad for cricket, Filipinos love their basketball. Photographer Mona Al Marzooqi attended the finals of two keenly fought competitions in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan. Falcons beat Boxers 73-69 winning the United Goal Sports League, while UAE Dragons won against Team Tropa 67-64 in Hooks and Hoops League.

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