In 2019, Abu Dhabi will host the Special Olympics World Games, marking the first time the quadrennial event will take place in the Middle East/North Africa Region. The Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world in 2019.
Abu Dhabi is a world-class city with a rich cultural and sporting history that makes it the ideal host for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games. Learn more about how Abu Dhabi is supporting its citizens with intellectual disabilities.
The Special Olympics World Games will mark the first time the signature event of the Special Olympics Movement will be staged in the Middle East. They will also be the biggest event to ever take place in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates and will be the largest sports and humanitarian event that year in the world in 2019