The Runners Carrying The Special Olympics Flame Of Hope Inspired Dubai This Weekend

'Go guys go! You touched my heart today!'

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The countdown to the Special Olympics World Games is on and with the opening ceremony just (four!) days away, the Flame of Hope is travelling, on foot, to Abu Dhabi.

The symbol of the games, the Flame of Hope, is lit in Athens, Greece where the Olympics originated before travelling to the organising city. And this weekend, crowds gathered to watch the flame pass through Dubai.

Spirits were high for the Dubai leg of the run

Taking two days to pass through Dubai, the runners passed Burj Al Arab, Miracle Garden, Kite Beach, La mer and Burj Park

Crowds gathered to watch the lighting of the flame

People were moved by the inspirational runners

"Go guys go! You touched my heart today! World games special Olympics are about to start in Abu Dhabi"

In the lead up to the games, teams from participating countries are all touching down in Abu Dhabi

And sharing their stories

Keep up to date: Download the Special Olympics World Games app

Read: Avril Lavigne Has A Personal Reason For Taking Part In The Special Olympics

Written By

Casey Fitzgerald

Outside of writing for Lovin Dubai, you'll find Casey inhaling hummus, making a constant stream of terrible puns and running around in circles.