Etihad Airways and UAE National Special Olympics Team Welcome Kuwait Special Olympics Team to Abu Dhabi

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Published March 15th, 2018 - 09:06 GMT
Etihad had provided the Kuwait team with flights as a symbol of support to the UAE’s sister country.
Etihad had provided the Kuwait team with flights as a symbol of support to the UAE’s sister country.

Etihad Airways and the UAE Special Olympics team last night welcomed the Kuwait Special Olympics team and supporters at Abu Dhabi Airport. Etihad had provided the Kuwait team with flights as a symbol of support to the UAE’s sister country.

The Kuwaiti delegation of 84 visitors includes 54 athletes representing seven sporting disciplines.

In addition to athletes, the airline flew Kuwait’s equipment, coaches, dignitaries and the media for the occasion.

Etihad is supported by Hala Abu Dhabi, who are providing tours & excursions to visitors attending the event Raw footage of the arrival and welcoming party can be downloaded here for media to use/edit as required: https://eyviscomms.box.com/s/514rl142eelzkcbvqwn7zoylaxr9dxwo 

Key facts about the Special Olympics:

  • The Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018 take place in Abu Dhabi between 14 and 22 March 2018.
  • More than 1,000 athletes from 33 countries will be competing in 17 different sports.
  • The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will bring more than 7,000 athletes from 170 nations to Abu Dhabi, from 22 different disciplines
  • Abu Dhabi will become the first city in the Middle East to host the event

Background Information

Etihad Airways

As an airline, Etihad has come a long way in a short time – just like its home Abu Dhabi. 

The airline was established by Royal (Emiri) Decree in July 2003 and is wholly owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi with a mandate to operate safely, commercially and profitably.

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