Emirates News Agency – First Pokémon GO Tour: Upcoming Live Event on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi


ABU DHABI, December 18, 2021 (WAM) РThe first Pok̩mon GO Tour: Live Event arrives on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, as a real-world expansion, with a live event on Saturday, February 26, 2022.

Hosted by Niantic, the AR company behind Pok̩mon GO, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism РAbu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), Miral and AD Gaming, the very first Pok̩mon GO Tour: Live Event will be held at the new a opened the waterfront of Yas Bay at the southern end of Yas Island.

The event is the first to be presented in the UAE and the region. Yas Bay players will be joined by those taking part in Monterrey, Mexico, Parque Fundidora and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Taiwan Lantern Festival.

Targeting existing players and new fans, the paid event will feature real-world habitats, special in-game features, photo ops, a special game plan, and exclusive merchandise.

The gaming industry in Abu Dhabi has recently been recognized as a priority sector for growth.

Earlier this year, DCT Abu Dhabi announced an investment strategy of more than AED 30 billion to accelerate the Culture and Creative Industries (CCI) in the capital emirate, while TwoFour54 launched AD Gaming, a new initiative to consolidate the emirate’s efforts to create e-sports game and games. community.

Pok̩mon GO Tour: Live Event players will be able to access exclusive features: РEggs placed in incubators during the event will require a quarter of the usual walking distance to hatch РEarn twice as much candy by hatching Eggs РAdditional candy by catching featured Pok̩mon originally discovered in Kanto РUp to nine free raid passes by spinning photo discs in gyms РSpecial event exclusive search РOne in-game exclusive medal РSpecial stickers will be available from Pok̩Stops and freebies; РConfetti will appear on the game map during the event.

As part of the event, players will be able to explore a variety of sites along the Yas Bay waterfront up close, including the five-star Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island hotel and Etihad Arena; Abu Dhabi’s premier versatile and iconic indoor entertainment venue.

WAM / Hazem Hussein / Hassan Bashir


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