The sculpture Grasping the World was designed for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Personifying the values and spirit that go towards making these games a celebration of diversity and the human will to strive and achieve, the sculpture was created to embody the positive and proactive spirit of the Special Olympics.

With values such as acceptance, support, communication and accomplishment, it aims to highlight the unlimited potential of people of determination and encourages us to build strengthening relations with one another. Hosting the competition is not only an innovative approach to the UAE’s initiative to unify and integrate people of determination into society, but also an opportunity for them to celebrate their individuality and discover their unexplored capabilities.