2022 Event Features


The tourism industry, accounting for 10% of global GDP, is working to regain the solid grounds lost due to the coronavirus pandemic. The US$9 trillion turnovers multifaceted industry is confidently marching forward with renewed determination by tapping time-tested growth routes and exploring new avenues for the tourism dollars.

The 3rd edition of the Dubai Accessible Travel and Tourism International Summit (DATTIS), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman of Emirates Airline and Group, brings representatives and decision-makers from international organisations, airports, airlines, hotels, tour operators and other relevant stakeholders to debate the challenges of Accessible Tourism.

For more information or to register please contact Maricel on +971 50 272 0029 or email accessabilitiesexpo@naddalshiba.com


AccessAbilities Expo, in its fourth edition, will host a new and pioneering initiative, ImInclusive, a multi-award-winning social enterprise matching talented people of determination to inclusive employers in the UAE and MENA. For the first time in MENA, employers, and People of Determination have the opportunity to meet, connect, and learn from each other in real-time at the Accessibilities Expo 2022.

In partnership with ImInclusive, MENA’s premium hub of inclusive employment incubated in Ma’an Abu Dhabi and winners of C3 I.D.E.A Accelerator by Accenture in 2022, the Expo is dedicating an entire zone to empower employers and People of Determination with on-site interviews, employment solutions, and creating an equitable jobs market.

For more information or to register please contact Hafsa on operations@iminclusive.com


For People with Disabilities, knowledge contributes toward mobilizing their lives and helping them move forward in the right direction. More powerful than sheer physical strength, knowledge helps people with disabilities be active members of society and contribute to its economic progress while at the same time, gives companies and the wider community an opportunity to put in place best practices that can help them enhance their global competitiveness and ensure the best living standards for everyone.

The AccessAbilities Knowledge Hub provides a platform to hear from global leaders and experts across various fields on how the region can enhance its services and opportunities for People with Disabilities. Speakers will share case studies, provide useful insights on programmes that have worked and build new collaborations with attendees.

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With over two-thirds of the world’s population now connected to the internet, digital has become so integral to most of our day-to-day lives that there is hardly anything we can do without it. But the same can’t be said for everyone. People with disabilities still find using and navigating websites difficult and most of the web is not set up to cater to them. Considering over 1 billion people worldwide (15%) have a disability, digital has an inclusiveness problem. Laws and regulatory changes, growing consumer consciousness, and technological advancements mean that creating digital websites and products that are not inclusive to all has become reputationally, ethically, and financially ruinous for brands and businesses. Those unable to adapt will fail.

Being aware of the challenge is one thing, solving them is another. Many attempts to become digitally inclusive fail because they get the process wrong. Cyber-Duck is a pioneer when it comes to designing and building websites that are genuinely accessible. This workshop will give you the blueprint for doing this.

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The 800-square-metre Sports Arena celebrates the sporting talent, achievements and contributions of People of Determination, their families and well-wishers.

Dubai Club for People of Determination will showcase how Adaptive Sports make life better and happier for people with disabilities.

For more information please contact Hazim on +971 52 636 8855 or on email: info@dcd.org.ae


Playing can be a victorious element leading to learning. First Group International will bring to the AccessAbilities Expo 2022 strategically planned activities to promote social learning and technical development for students and People of Determination. The carefully organized and engaging activities will help promote social behavior in groups, increase motor skills, and improve concentration. Additionally, the activities will aid in adapting three-dimensional thinking ability, promote childhood development through sensory experiences, independent experimentation, creative design, and exciting discoveries that could lead to unleashing their creativity. The 3-day Activities will conclude in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

For further details, please contact Ms. Edelyn on +971 52 3218251 or +971 44421888 or email us at education@firstgroupintl.com

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Various expert speakers shared their knowledge and spread awareness to make a difference in the lives of people of determination