Spectacular finish to Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi

Supplied

The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 concluded on Thursday with a spectacular closing ceremony featuring performances by global superstars Keala Settle and Nicole Scherzinger.

The grand finale at Zayed Sports City Stadium was a celebration of sportsmanship, achievements and the legacy of the Games.

Nicole opened the show with her latest song “Victorious” written especially for the Special Olympics World Games, while the ceremony came to an end with a dramatic performance of ‘This is Me’, from ‘The Greatest Showman’ by Keala.

The evening also saw Khaleeji idol Rashed Al Majed, Iraqi star Waleed Al Shami, and Emirati singer Hamad Al Ameri take to the stage to the delight of music fans.

Athletes from the UAE and Sweden conducted the ceremonial handover of the Special Olympics Flag to Sweden who will host the Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2021.

SPECIAL OLY CLOSE 2

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Entertainment Extra

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Afternoons with Helen Farmer

    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Every weekday afternoon, Helen Farmer will help you to navigate the highs and lows of life in the UAE. Stay up to date with what’s happening and where to go.

BUSINESS BREAKFAST LATEST

On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.