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Date posted: 16/10/2017

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi Opening Ceremony | Watch live here

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi Opening Ceremony | Watch live here

Representatives from 59 nations attended the opening ceremony of the 44th WorldSkills finals

Around 1,300 competitors and members of the UAEs royal family, were joined by technical experts, delegates, and supporters and to observe one of the most spectacular WorldSkills ceremonies in competition’s history.

Taking place from 16:30 (BST) and 19:30 (local UAE time) at the newly built du Arena in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island district, organisers spent several days converting the space ahead of this evening’s ceremony.

The opening ceremony marked the start of a four-day intensive competition which will see competitors undertake their toughest challenge to date.

Competing officially commenced on Sunday, October 15 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre and will finish on Wednesday afternoon. The closing ceremony will take place on Thursday evening where results will be announced and medals presented to the winning competitors in each of the 51 skills.

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Also include the official event hashtag #WS_AbuDhabi

Watch the spectacular Opening Ceremony Here