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The Special Olympics has 957 million dirhams of economic production

The world of the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi in 2019 achieved 957 million AED economic production and 500 million AED of total added value during the ten-day tournament held in March last year.

The report referred to the role of His Majesty Sheik Mohammed bin Zayeda Al Nahjan, the supreme Lieutenant-General of Abu Dhabi, and the Deputy Chief of the UAE Armed Forces, in achieving the global and extraordinary success of the United Arab Emirates in holding the World Games for the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi in 2019. This tournament, as well as creating a new vision, believes in empowering the owners and emphasizing their abilities and skills and encouraging them to achieve national success and achievement.

The report also highlighted the great interaction between the private sector, both at corporate and individual level, as the number of participants contributed to the tournament's success and the sector's response to the tournament's support and its accompanying programs and activities.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), in its report on the results of the World Olympics Special Olympics and its impact on economic, social and health aspects, and its contribution to the Special Olympics movement, strengthened the position of the UAE in hosting and attracting major international events in the future. They also contributed to the acceleration of the program and the development of new national policies and government initiatives to strengthen the owners and promote community integration, and this tournament strengthened the perception of the UAE community towards the minds of those who are capable of giving and working.


PricewaterhouseCoopers reported that the report reported an increase in economic output as the calculated value of all sales of goods and services that resulted from spending on this event, and the total added value of the game included sponsorship and partnership contributions of 236 million dirhams. The report states that 90 percent of total procurement costs for the World Games were spent on local suppliers, and that the Olympics attracted more than half a million viewers to 18,000 foreign visitors, the average duration of their stay in the country for 10 days.

The report adds that the Special Olympics for the World Games in Abu Dhabi in 2019, held under the auspices of His Majesty Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the prestigious leader of Abu Dhabi and the Deputy Chief of the UAE Armed Forces, won the greatest participation in the history of the event since the Olympics were founded 50 years ago. 7000 athletes representing 200 countries.

The report states that he was the owner of the "Healthy athletes of healthy athletes" program, which allowed all athletes to conduct free medical examinations through seven disciplines including tooth, eye, ear and public health, and the number of tests performed 23,296 examinations provided health care and specialized treatments. needed.

The report highlighted the impact of the World Games in Abu Dhabi in 2019 on the support and development of the Special Olympics Movement, which contributed to the inclusion of the Special Olympics in the Digital Age, and the local organizational board adopted the first digital management system to develop operational aspects and improve athletes' experience viewers at the World Games. Additionally, the ceremony for the opening of World Games with Virtual Reality Technology "360 Degree Vision" was first broadcast in its history.

Social Impact

In terms of social impact, the report states that intense awareness-raising campaigns, as well as strategic media partnerships with the Abu Dhabi Media Company, ESPN, Sky News, New Yorkers and other media organizations around the world, generate a global media impetus Apart from 254 million dirhams in terms of impact on the value of the media in the United Arab Emirates, while the course received 6.7 billion prints through various ways of social communication from 14 to 21 March last year.

At the state level, the report points out that the World Wide Web has contributed to the acceleration of the program and the development of new policies and initiatives of national governments in order to strengthen the stakeholders and promote their social integration in the UAE, and stressed that the absence of Hammam owners was held in March last year in the presence His Majesty Sheik Mohammed. UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Governor of Dubai His Majesty Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the prestigious leader of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Chief of UAE Armed Forces, ministers, owners, families and decision makers – has published 31 national support programs for the region's stakeholders. In the same period, the Local Organizing Committee announced the extension of the unique Hero School program to include 600 public schools in the country in September 2019. An extended program, in partnership with the United Arab Emirates Special Olympics, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Education, the Preliminary Speaker of Abu Dhabi.


Her. Mohammed Abdullah Al Junaibi, President of the Supreme Organization of the World of the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi in 2019, said: "We are proud and proud of the results achieved by the UAE at the World Games in Abu Dhabi in 2019. We teamed up to deliver a clear message from the UAE region to the world that we managed to organize the event Historical and influential for all interested, and that we could include everything in UAE on the agenda of community integration. "

His Majesty Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as the patron of the event, led the vision and noble mission of the World Games and was convinced of what we can achieve as a lasting legacy for the owners of the UAE and abroad through the Olympics. The Special Olympics received 6.7 billion imprints across various social media between March 14 and 21.


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