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The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 In Numbers

Be a part of history and get involved with the biggest sporting event the UAE has ever hosted!

The Special Olympics World Games will descend upon Abu Dhabi from 8-22 March 2019. The Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world, with more than 7,500 Special Olympics athletes from 192 countries set to participate, and an expected 500,000 spectators will be in attendance to take in the games!

A sporting event of that magnitude doesn’t happen overnight, it needs a lot of extra pairs of hands, 40,000 exactly (20,000 volunteers).

Do your part by signing up to volunteer in the games. Yalla will see you at the games in March! Don’t delay. Help them hit their goal of 20,000 volunteers today!

Register at For updates, follow the games on social media at @WorldGamesAD

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08-03-2019 - 22-03-2019


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