Abu Dhabi Grand Slam 2023


October 24, 2023 - October 26, 2023    
All Day


Abu Dhabi, UAE
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Event Type

Message from the IJF President

Dear judo family,

Welcome to Abu Dhabi and the last quarter of the 2023 World Judo Tour.

It has been a year of acceleration, with the feeling that Paris 2024 is just around the corner, and in judo terms, really it is. We now find ourselves with only a few months left of the shortest Olympic cycle in history.

I continue to be proud of our sport and it’s dedicated people, who strive to excel in the ever-changing circumstances the world delivers to us; it is testament to our values and spirit that we always find a way to prevail.

At the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam we are promised first class hospitality amid a bustling city that boasts both state-of-the-art architecture and respect for the region’s history and cultures. It is the perfect destination to stage the penultimate grand slam of 2023. The United Arab Emirates, with Abu Dhabi overlooking the beautiful Persian Gulf, offers a natural invitation to the world, as a gateway to Asia, Africa and Europe.

I wish all delegations, judoka, volunteers and organisers a fulfilling expedition. Abu Dhabi is, as always, at your service.

Yours in judo,
Marius L. VIZER
President International Judo Federation