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Walk Together Special Olympics Abu Dhabi

Sheikha Jalila Spent the Weekend in Abu Dhabi For a Good Cause

Over the weekend, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, joined members of the community in Abu Dhabi over the weekend to support the "Walk Together" march-- an event which is organized by the Higher Committee for the Special Olympics World Games 2019.

According to Dubai Media Center, "the initiative aims to support people of determination and empower them to be integrated into the community, especially in sports, while raising awareness about the importance of voluntary work.

Sheikh Mo made the event a family affair. Surrounded by his sons and some of his grandchildren, he spoke about his happiness in participating with the 'people of determination.'

The key event, he said "motivates activity and vibrancy in us, and urges us to adopt sports as a lifestyle."

"The initiative is a message and an eye-opener to the community that sports can bring entertainment, harmony and healthy lifestyles together," he stressed.

The Walk Together march truly was a family affair, and Sheikh Hamdan shared photos of his youngest sister, Sheikha Jalila, who came out to support the cause, alongside Sheikh Zayed and two other young royals.

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Princess Haya was clearly proud of her daughter's charity spirit, and also shared a collage of photos from the event.

"Jalila was honored today to join HH Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum at 'Walk Unified', an initiative organized by Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi at Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi," she captioned the photos.

Sheikh Zayed also shared a video of the event, pointing out that people can participate in the march every Friday until March 1.

‏محمد بن زايد وحمدان بن محمد بن راشد يشاركان في مبادرة "نمشي معا" وسط مشاركة مجتمعية واسعة في حديقة ام الامارات بابوظبي أطلقها الاولمبياد الخاص للألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019 @worldgamesad وتهدف المبادرة التي انطلقت اليوم، في إطار الاستعدادات لاستضافة أكبر حدث رياضي إنساني في العالم، إلى تفعيل المشاركة المجتمعية، تأكيدًا على التزام دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، بنشر وتشجيع السلوكيات الصحية والتضامن بين مختلف شرائح المجتمع، وتقام في حديقة أم الإمارات في أبوظبي يوم الجمعة من كل أسبوع من الساعة 03:00 عصرًا وحتى 06:00 مساءً

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