Training is under way at a Special Olympics summer camp that launched in Dubai last month.
So far, more than 40 people with intellectual disabilities have taken part in weekly training sessions that include football, basketball and cycling alongside ambassadors and members of the UAE Special Olympics team.
The camp will run for six weeks at Dubai Sports World.
The Special Olympics IX Mena Games were hosted by the UAE in March, and the Special Olympics will be held in Abu Dhabi next year. Both events aim to spread awareness and break down stigma associated with people with special needs.