Dubai cares about people with disabilities irrespective of whether they are citizens, residents or visitors.
UAE Guardian’s Association provides social and psychological support for parents and guardians of people with disabilities. Click
here to view a list of the training courses organized by the association.
In November 2006, the UAE Federal Government passed the UAE Disability Act (Federal Law No. 29/2006) to protect the rights of people with disabilities. This law stipulates that UAE nationals with disabilities have the same rights to work and occupy public positions. The UAE ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the March 19, 2010.
Special facilities at airport and hotelsDubai Civil Aviation Authority has dedicated personalized services at Dubai Airport for passengers with disabilities, while an increasing number of public areas and hotels now have access and facilities with specially adapted rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.
Free parking cards for UAE elderly and people with disabilitiesRTA provides
free parking facilities for UAE elderly people (above 60 years) and those with disabilities (any nationality). Special parking cards need to be
renewed every five years and can only be issued in the name of the elderly applicant or those with disabilities.
Applications need to be submitted at any RTA-affiliated customer service centres: Deira, Umm Al Ramoul, or Al Barsha. Services are also available for
lost cards and for
amendments to such cards.
Al Thiqah Club for Handicapped, the first club for the people with disabilities in the UAE, provides integrated services to this category at the cultural, social, rehabilitation and sports levels.