It will be free to watch the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi

There'll be no charge to watch any of the sports throughout the games

It will be free to watch the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi

You can now register for tickets to watc the Special Olympics here in Abu Dhabi - and the best thing is, they're free. 

That's right, all of the sports throughout the games will be compeltely free to watch.

It's an absolutely huge event and organisers want to make sure as many people as possible will be able to cheer on the athletes. 

More than 7,500 athletes, from more than 190 nations will be taking part in the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 (to give it its full title). 

The event begins on March 14, 2019, and registration included access to the sports themsevles as well as the festival areas, which include family entertainment. You'll also be able to see the winning athletes receive their medals. 

You will be able to register on the day at the games, but orgnaisers advise registering in advance. It will also be first come, first enter so people are also advised to get their early, especially for big events and on evenings and weekends. 

Stadiums hosting games include ADNEC, Zayed Sports City, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi Yacht and Sailing Club, Khalifa International Bowling Center, Yas Links Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Al Forsan International Sports Resort and the Corniche. 

There will also be some sports taking place in Dubai at Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai Police Club Stadium and La Mer.

The 24 sports inccluded in the games are (take a deep breath)... Athletics, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, bocce, bowling, cycling, equestrian, football (including 11-a-side, seven-a-side and futsal), golf, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, kayaking, open water swimming, powerlifting, roller skating, sailing, swimming, table tennis, handball, tennis, triathlon and volleyball. 

Tickets for the opening ceremony are also available now, costing Dhs100. You can find out more here

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