Abu Dhabi 2019 Facts & Figures

The Special Olympics World Games will be an iconic and transforming event for Abu Dhabi, the nation, and the world.


March 8-11 - Host Town Program throughout the Emirates
March 11-13 - Divisioning and Training
March 14 - Opening Ceremony
March 15-21 - Competition and Awards
March 21 - Closing Ceremony

Key Figures

7,000 - Special Olympics Athletes
6,000 - Family & Friends
2,500 - Coaches & Delegates
170 - Nations
20,000 - Volunteers
500,000 - Spectators
24 - Sports


Zayed Sports City - Opening Ceremony, Badminton, Roller Skating, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Bowling, Football, Softball, Powerlifting, Basketball, Handball, Judo, Tennis, Beach Volleyball
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium - Closing Ceremony
Abu Dhabi Yacht and Sailing Club - Sailing, Athletics, Open Water Swimming
New York University - Golf, Gymnastics-Rhythmic
Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club - Equestrian

Abu Dhabi 2019 Venue Map

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