Opening Ceremony of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 with a stellar line-up will be held on March 14 at Zayed Sports City Stadium.
The headliner of the event will be Canadian superstar and Pop Punk Queen as she often called, Avril Lavigne, who has already confirmed her participation in the concert on the occasion of the opening of the Special Olympics World Games.
Also before the audience will perform Luis Fonsi, best known for his smash hit single Despacito and three-time Grammy Award nominee British DJ Paul Oakenfold. Egyptian pop sensation and actor Tamer Hosny, as well as well-known Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi and Syrian artist Assala Nasri make up a truly international line-up featuring talent from the region and beyond all coming together to celebrate inclusion.
More than 7 500 athletes from over 190 nations, international celebrities, and sporting heroes will take center stage in the traditional Athlete Parade. The culmination of the ceremony will be the lighting of the cauldron, which will officially mark the opening of the World Games.
Tickets for the Opening Ceremony are AED 100 ( free for children under the age of 2 who do not require a seat), while you can visit the Special Olympics World Games for free.