Tag: special olympics

Awesome father and son tackle a triathlon every day

Awesome father and son tackle a triathlon every day

Seven triathlons, across seven emirates, in seven days. That’s the arduous goal for a dedicated father and son fitness team. Nick Watson and his son Rio, 15, are no strangers to working up a sweat. The Watsons – better known as …

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Is your little one a future photographer?

Is your little one a future photographer?

A new creative initiative is calling on young photographers to hone their skills. The United Photography Workshops are open to children aged seven to 12 years old and are aimed at uniting children through a love of creativity, learning new …

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How these two athletes have achieved a world first

How these two athletes have achieved a world first

Two Emirati athletes will become the first in their sport to represent the UAE on a global stage at an upcoming international event that celebrates athletes with special needs. Young golf player Saif Al Qubaisi and tennis ace Abdulla Al …

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Do you know why these landmarks are lit up?

Do you know why these landmarks are lit up?

Landmarks across the country will be lit up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics. On 20th July, as part of the worldwide #LightUpForInclusion initiative, buildings in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain will glow red in support of …

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The weekend is bursting with exciting events

The weekend is bursting with exciting events

It’s the weekend, let’s not hang about. Here’s a quick look at events taking place over the next few days that you might enjoy! Thursday 15th March  Fancy a film? Yas Movies in the Park launches this weekend with four …

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This amazing new initiative will support people with disabilities

This amazing new initiative will support people with disabilities

As a nation built on tolerance, the UAE has historically made great strides to create a culture of unity. And it’s with this commitment to continue Sheikh Zayed’s ethos that a national policy has been unveiled to promote inclusion and …

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Partnership to promote abilities of disabled athletes

Partnership to promote abilities of disabled athletes

With the UAE set to host the Special Olympics in 2019, two organisations have joined forces to promote awareness of disabled athletes and the importance of active lifestyles. The UAE Disabled Sports Federation (UAEDSF) has signed an agreement with Mubadala …

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