Dubai makes more beaches accessible for people of determination

Blue and white walkways have been installed in more places

Dubai Municipality has installed more blue and white walkways at beaches across the emirate so they are accessible for people of determination and the elderly.

The dedicated paths are now at Al Mamzar Creek, Al Mamzar Corniche, Jumeirah 2 and 3 as well as at Umm Suqeim beach.
The walkways cross through the sand and are built to internationally-recognised standards, meaning wheelchair users and parents with pushchairs can reach the water with ease.

Engineer Alia Abdul Rahim Al Harmoudi of Dubai Municipality said the walkways "reflect the efforts of the Municipality in providing the necessary services and facilities to transform Dubai into a city friendly for the People of Determination by 2020".

The first walkway opened at Kite Beach in July 2017, making the popular spot accessible for all.

At the same time, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, revealed a new policy replacing the term “people with special needs” with “people of determination” to recognise their achievements.
Dubai has become increasingly more accessible for disabled travellers in recent years.

Most public buses are designed to accommodate the needs of people of determination, while adapted taxis can be booked in most emirates.
You can book one of these taxis in Dubai by calling 04 208 0808.

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