Volunteer NOW for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019
We are still in our journey to recruit 20,000 volunteers to support us with delivering the Games. There are hundreds of possible opportunities for volunteers in a variety of areas and roles.
FAB announced as Gold Partner of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019
Leaders from the Local Organizing Committee and First Abu Dhabi Bank were joined by Special Olympics athletes at the signing ceremony.
Etihad Airways and Manchester City Shine the Spotlight on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in Chicago
Celebrating its sponsorship of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, Etihad Airways replaced its logo on the Manchester City players’ shirts with the World Games logo.
Special Olympics UAE’s Unified Cup team make semi-finals in Chicago
The team competed at the inaugural Unified Cup presented by Toyota as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations in Chicago, home of the first Special Olympics World Games in 1968.
UAE Landmarks “Light Up” for Special Olympics 50th Anniversary
In celebration of Special Olympics' 50th Anniversary, more than 225 global landmarks participated lit up red to create a global display of tolerance, respect and celebration of difference.
Get Moving with Walk Unified
Help create an inclusive community by joining the movement every Friday from January 26th to March 30th at Umm Al Emarat Park.
Day 3: Volunteer Highlights
Competition came to a close at the IX MENA Games with memorable performances around the capital.
Day 2: Volunteer Highlights
The competition heated up on the second day of the IX MENA Games in Abu Dhabi.
Day 1: Volunteer Highlights
After a stunning Opening Ceremony, the IX MENA Games kicked off with intense competitions at venues throughout Abu Dhabi.
Q&A with four-time WWE World Champion Daniel Bryan
The WWE superstar cheers on Special Olympics athletes during the IX MENA Games in Abu Dhabi.
What divisioning day is all about
Divisioning aims to structure competitions so that athletes compete with those of similar ability in equitable divisions.
Interview: Ayman Wahab, Regional President of Special Olympics MENA
Since 2001, Wahab has seen MENA Special Olympics grow from 20,000 to 150,000 athletes.
Abu Dhabi kids give the Special Olympics a kick start
The adopt a nation program aims to instill the principles of diversity and inclusion with teachers and students alike.
A Welcome from the Chairman
H.E. Mohamad Abdulla Al Junaibi talks about his goals for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games.
It’s your time to shine
Be a part of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games by signing up to volunteer today.
Play Like a Girl
The IX MENA Games set a record with more female athletes competing than ever before in the regional competition.
It’s not too late: 10 exciting ways to get involved in the Special Olympics
The volunteer sign up has closed, but you can still be a part of the IX MENA Games.
Inclusion wins big at the Oscars 2018
Winners at the 2018 Oscar ceremony turned the focus of the night to the achievements of women, immigrants and people of determination.
5 record breakers that you need to know about
From the golf course to the ski slopes, read about these gold-medal athletes who have excelled at the highest levels.
Paving the way to Inclusion
Check out the highlights from the official training sessions at Yas Marina Circuit.
Motivation: Andre Drummond says ‘push through’
NBA all-star and Special Olympics global ambassador, Andre Drummond, encourages Special Olympics athletes.
Abu Dhabi hosts Unified Golf team
Professional golfer, Pablo Larrazabal, played alongside Zimbabwe’s Special Olympics athlete, Munyaradzi Musariri, as part of a unified team.
Welcome to the Abu Dhabi World Special Olympics blog. NOW GET IN THE GAME!
You have a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics and shape the history of sports in Abu Dhabi.
Up, Up and Away with Etihad
The airline comes onboard as an official sponsor of the 2019 World Games providing critical transportation support and volunteers.
17 reasons you HAVE to get involved in the Special Olympics
Stand up and volunteer to take part in the biggest sporting event the UAE has ever hosted.