Mon 19-03-2018 17:38 PM
ABU DHABI, 19th March, 2018 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, attended on Monday the Special Olympics IX Mena Games currently under way at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, ADNEC, from 14th-23rd March.
Sheikh Hamdan attended competitions of basketball, table tennis and volleyball, along with a number of other sporting events.
More than 1,000 athletes from 32 countries have travelled to Abu Dhabi to take part in these games, which is the first major sporting event ahead of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Athletes will take part in 16 different sports that will be hosted at eight different venues including ADNEC, Zayed Sports City, Yas Marina Circuit, NYUAD, Officer’s Club, Mubadala IPC Arena, Al Jazira Sports Club and Al Forsan Club. Entry across all the sites is open to the public.
Sheikh Hamdan was accompanied by Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, along with a number of senior officials.
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