Special Olympics torch arrives in Abu Dhabi

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It made it's way to the capital on a special flight from Athens, Greece, which is the home of the Olympics.

It was welcomed by Shaikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Hessa Bint Eisa Bu Humaid, Minister of Community Development.

The symbolic 'Flame of Hope' will go on a 10-day tour of the UAE before the reaching the Zayed Sports City Stadium on March 14 for the opening ceremony of the Games.

The tour begins at Fujairah's Wadi Al Wurayah waterfall on Monday.

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