Opening Ceremony Tickets

The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will kick off with a parade, cauldron lighting and a series of moving performances.

The spectacle of the Special Olympics World Games 2019 Opening Ceremony will be like no other event. The Opening Ceremony kicks off seven extraordinary days of competition and special events where the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities will be celebrated at an international level.

More than 40,000 spectators are expected to be in attendance at Zayed Sports City when the competition kicks off on March 14. There’ll also be millions of people watching throughout the world, all with their eyes on Abu Dhabi.

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Games Registration

With sports competitions taking place all day, every day from 15-20 March across 9 venues in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, there is always something happening to suit everyone.

What’s more, you can enjoy entertainment in our festival areas and a host of other events taking place in celebration of the World Games.

And the best thing is that registration is free!