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Why this massive sporting event is special

Why this massive sporting event is special

Abu Dhabi is preparing to host the Special Olympics World Games, a first for the region. Aside from being a significant sporting event, it’s a catalyst for creating a more inclusive society in the UAE. At a spectacular ceremony in …

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All you need to know about Abu Dhabi Festival

All you need to know about Abu Dhabi Festival

Promoting inclusiveness through performing arts and music are the cornerstones of the returning Abu Dhabi Festival. Since its inception in 2004, Abu Dhabi Festival has been dedicated to bringing local, regional and international artists to the capital with several weeks …

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How you can play your part in the Special Olympics

How you can play your part in the Special Olympics

As Abu Dhabi prepares to host one of the world’s biggest sporting spectacles, organisers are calling on the community to cheer on the athletes. The Fans in the Stands (FITS) initiative encourages everyone from private organisations and corporations to schools, …

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Special Olympics World Games to make lasting legacy

Special Olympics World Games to make lasting legacy

More than 150 people of determination from 35 countries will share their ideas for a more inclusive world in Abu Dhabi at a new youth forum. The Special Olympics World Games Youth Leadership Summit, held from 14th to 18th March, …

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Everything you need to know about the Special Olympics opening ceremony

Everything you need to know about the Special Olympics opening ceremony

Details for the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 have been announced. A total of 40,000 spectators are expected to attend the event at Zayed Sports City on 14th March and millions of viewers from …

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This is how the community is uniting through fitness

This is how the community is uniting through fitness

The community recently rallied together in support of people of determination at the Cycle Unified event. The bike ride was hosted as part of a series of events in the lead-up to the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, …

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These individuals are an inspiration to the nation

These individuals are an inspiration to the nation

Athletes with intellectual disabilities are being trained to officiate sporting events ahead of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The first ever specialist programme of its kind in the region, the Special Olympics Officials Program for Athletes (SOOPA) …

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It’s go time for the Special Olympics MENA Games – here’s what you need to know

It’s go time for the Special Olympics MENA Games – here’s what you need to know

With less than a month to go until Abu Dhabi hosts the Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know The countdown to the Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 is on …

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The capital will be an important destination for sport

The capital will be an important destination for sport

A new initiative is aiming to position Abu Dhabi as a global sports destination. The Sport in Abu Dhabi campaign calls on various bodies to promote the city as the ideal location for international athletes to train and compete. Abu …

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A special event comes to the capital in hope of inspiring unity

A special event comes to the capital in hope of inspiring unity

Abu Dhabi prepares to make history in a celebration of unity A ‘Unifed Arab Emirates’ – a nation built around tolerance and inclusion for everyone in society regardless of age, nationality, religion, gender or ability. This was the unanimous sentiment as …

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