2017-18 seasons are winding down and smaller leagues are already crowning champions. Ahli Shabab Dubai captured the 2017-18 UAE Basketball Championship in convincing fashion. They ended the regular season in fourth place with a 6-6 record but proved to be flawless as they swept all comers in the playoffs. They swept Al Naser with an 83-89 win in Game 2 of the finals. This is the first D1 League championship for Ahli.
Ah Ahli clinched the league crown easily with this win, controlling the game from start to finish. They rode an impressive performance put up by Qais Alshabebi who scored a game-high 25 points.