The Special Olympics IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi 2018 will witness athletes with intellectual disabilities, from the MENA region plus other countries, competing in different Olympic sports; whereas the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will host athletes from all over the world.
Abu Dhabi will be the first city ever to host both, the MENA and World Games, right after one another. The two Games are two separate events, but very much related.
So, this is an exciting time to be in Abu Dhabi and volunteer!
We partnered with Volunteers.ae, the national platform for volunteers, to give you the chance to partake in two of the most joyful, inspiring events in history, and help create a more inclusive, uniﬁed world with the Special Olympics.
MENA Games – Abu Dhabi, March 14 - 23, 2018
World Games – Abu Dhabi, March 8 - 22, 2019