Host Town Coordinator

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Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Job description / Role

Host Town Coordinator (Tourism related)

We are looking for a UAE National Host Town Coordinator to join our Legacy team to assist with the management of our Host Town Program. As our Special Olympics athletes from almost 200 countries arrive in the UAE, they will visit different Emirates to get a taste of the life and culture. You will work closely with government entities to arrange activities, tours and events during their time and ensure they receive an experience they will never forget.


- At least 1 year experience in a role within tourism, hospitality, project management or similar
- Excellent organization skills
- Ability to build relationships, especially with local companies and government bodies
- Fluent Arabic and English
- UAE driving license
- Good time management skills


The Special Olympics and the United Arab Emirates - established within three years of each other - were both founded on the premise that inclusive qualities such as tolerance, unity, and goodwill not only empower individuals to succeed, but yield productive communities that improve society as a whole.

In keeping with these national values, the UAE’s capital – Abu Dhabi – intends to stage the most unified World Games in the history of the Special Olympics.

With its diverse population and a tradition of warm hospitality, the people of Abu Dhabi demonstrate, every day, the spirit at the heart of the Special Olympics: We respect people from all walks of life and abilities, and our citizens and residents are generous with both their time and resources. We also have the ideal setting for the Special Olympics, a globally-central location, with modern facilities and infrastructure that will ensure the success of the games.

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