Al Masaood to support the operations of Special Olympics World Games 2019
Abu Dhabi-based Al Masaood will be supporting the transport logistics of the Special Olympics World Games, which will be hosted for the first time in the Middle East in March 2019.
The automotive distributor has signed an agreement with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi, to support the world’s biggest sports and humanitarian event of 2019 as its exclusive automotive partner.
Under this agreement, Al Masaood, the authorized distributor of Nissan in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region, will supply a fleet of over 300 Nissan vehicles.
This fleet will help with the transportation of Special Olympics athletes, delegations and coaches for the duration of the Games, as well as for events across the UAE leading up to the Games, such as the Host Town programme.
The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 forms an integral part of a series of planned initiatives to expand opportunities for people of determination in line with Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s shared vision of a unified and inclusive society.
Transport is a key factor when it comes to having the correct infrastructure in place to host any major event and the Nissan cars provided by Al Masaood will play a pivotal role in helping to ensure the smooth running of transportation services for the World Games as Abu Dhabi prepares to host over 7,000 athletes, 3,000 coaches and 500,000 spectators.
“We are proud to be part of the upcoming historic Abu Dhabi event. As an ideal host country for such a momentous occasion, the UAE strongly advocates the values being espoused by Special Olympics such as diversity and inclusion of people of different cultures, backgrounds, and abilities,” said Masaood Ahmed Al Masaood, chairman of Al Masaood.
“The Special Olympics is one of the major Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that we are undertaking next year alongside our other local social, sporting, and charitable activities,” he added. “Social responsibility is a key pillar of our comprehensive business strategy designed to complement and boost the Abu Dhabi Government’s inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development plan.”
Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Managing Director at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, said: “We would like to thank Al Masaood Group for its continued support of the World Games. Hosting the World Games requires huge logistical planning and with less than six months to go until the event, the backing of partners such as Al Masaood is crucial in ensuring that the UAE hosts the most successful and unified Games in the history of Special Olympics.”