Aldar Named Official Partner for Special Olympics UAE

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Published April 3rd, 2019 - 06:43 GMT
During the event
During the event

Aldar Properties has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Special Olympics UAE, to be its Official Partner. The agreement was signed at Aldar’s HQ in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of H.E. Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Youth Affairs. The agreement was signed by Talal Al Dhiyebi, Chief Executive Officer of Aldar Properties and Talal Al Hashemi, National Director of Special Olympics UAE, in the presence of a number of officials from both sides.

This agreement reflects the UAE’s wise leadership instructions to carry on the Special Olympics activities for people of determination and to carry the legacy of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 across all Emirates, stressing on its great importance in creating a harmonious and inclusive society that provides opportunities for all individuals regardless of their capabilities.

As part of the partnership, Aldar will support the Special Olympics in the long term in several aspects, reinforcing Aldar’s commitment to fostering inclusion and tolerance in the UAE and helps to ensure the long-term sustainability and success of the SO UAE.

H.E. Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of State for Youth Affairs said: "We are very excited for Aldar’s sponsorship of the Special Olympics UAE, which reflects their dedication to supporting people of determination in the UAE effectively.

This partnership is an example of the real magic of the Special Olympics.  The goal is BIGGER THAN Sports.  It’s about fully empowered and integrated People with Determination. 

And it’s equally about how entities can change how we each live and look at the world.

Through the power of sport, community and collaboration, The Special Olympics UAE will author the world’s most powerful story of inclusion. 

This is so important to us as a nation and as a member of the global family because the UAD is dedicated to creating a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people with determination.”

Talal Al Dhiyebi, Chief Executive Officer of Aldar Properties said: “The Games may have drawn to a close, but our journey with the Special Olympics is only just beginning. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Special Olympics UAE as we provide them with space to work and grow, supporting on marketing and branding programmes, and identifying training and employment opportunities for athletes. We will also look to learn from the Special Olympics UAE team on how we can make our communities more inclusive to people of determination, whether this is in our schools, public spaces or the homes that we create. We are so proud to begin this partnership during the Year of Tolerance, and we look forward to it continuing for a long time to come.”

Background Information

Aldar Properties

Aldar Properties PJSC, is the leading real estate developer in Abu Dhabi, and through its iconic developments, it is one of the most well known in the United Arab Emirates, and wider Middle East region.

From its beginnings in 2005 through to today, Aldar continues to shape and enhance the urban fabric of the UAE’s Capital City in addition to other key areas of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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