UAE : Abu Dhabi Opens Special Olympics Garden

A special Olympics Garden has been opened in the emirate by the Department of Culture and Tourism and Special Olympics World Games 2019.

The new permanent Olympics garden at Manarat Al Saadiyat includes six commissioned public artworks specially designed by international artists for Abu Dhabi Art to commemorate the Games.

The initiative was led by Abu Dhabi Art, in collaboration with the local organizing committee for the Special Olympics World Games.

The joint venture signed in April 2018 marks the partnership between DCT Abu Dhabi and Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 to commission permanent public artworks for the city.

The chairman of DCT Abudhabi expressed his honour in the joint partnership with special Olympic World Games to promote values of inclusion and acceptance in society.

The artworks in the new sculpture garden have been specially commissioned to represent these values and are proposed to unveil in the presence of inspiring athletes.

The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 included more than 7,500 athletes competing in 24 Olympic-style sports, joined by more than 3,000 coaches representing more than 190 countries.

It was the largest single event held in the UAE and the first Special Olympics World Games in the Middle East and North Africa region.