Ahead of the 2018 Special Olympics Middle-East North Africa 9th Regional Games, athletes and coaches from different countries will pair with families and students from all seven Emirates to experience their hospitality through a series of cultural, sports and community events. The announcement about this Host Town Program was made at a press conference in the presence of H.E. Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, SO MENA Regional President and Managing Director Ayman Abdel Wahab and the Chairman of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games Mohammed Al Junaibi.
The Host Town Program has been a part of Special Olympics World Games and will be introduced for the first time in the upcoming IX MENA Regional Games. “This is a major opportunity to raise awareness about the UAE vision to create inclusive and unified communities, making the UAE a great example of a nation that Chooses to Include,” shared Ayman Abdel Wahab.