Inclusivity Rising: Dubai’s journey towards accessibility excellence

A look at the city’s bold transformation, pioneering global standards in disability inclusivity and accessibility

Amidst the glittering skyline and pulsating, vibrant culture, in a city where innovation knows no bounds, a quiet revolution is underway—one that champions disability inclusivity, accessibility, and empowerment for all: Dubai is taking bold strides to ensure that every individual, regardless of ability, can thrive in its dynamic landscape.

At the heart of this endeavour lies a commitment to revolutionise travel inclusivity — a concept propelled by visionary leadership and unwavering dedication.

Empowering People of Determination

Under the visionary directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai has embraced a forward-thinking approach to disability inclusion. Through initiatives like the National Policy for Empowering People of Determination, individuals with disabilities are not only recognised for their achievements but also empowered to contribute meaningfully to society.

Individuals with disabilities encompass those with enduring physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory limitations that, when coupled with societal obstacles, may impede their equitable engagement in society. By reframing the narrative and terminology surrounding disability, Dubai is fostering a culture of respect, dignity, and inclusion.

A Warm Welcome: Dubai’s Inclusive Invitation

Driven by the vision of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai aims to be a city that embraces everyone—regardless of their abilities. Initiatives such as ‘My Community… A City for Everyone’ underscore Dubai’s commitment to creating an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive.

Source: Khaleej Times

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