Disability in the United Arab Emirates

Curated news and resources on inclusion and rights

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This page has curated news from the United Arab Emirates. There are a total of 7 links.


Accessibility and Design

Dubai buildings must now have ‘Wosool seal’ certifying accessibility for people of determination, a prerequisite for new building completion certificates. (2023, Gulf News)

Communication and Language

Sign Languages

How to sing in sign language: meet the interpreter joining Mohammed Abdu on stage (2022, The National News)

Education and Childhood

Examining culturally responsive inclusive education practices in mainstream schools in the United Arab Emirates: A preliminary study to trial an evidence-based framework. (2023, Disability and the Global South)


Food Security and Nutrition

Factors influencing Nutritional Needs of Children with Disabilities “The results showed ambivalence of parents and teachers on knowledge and practical skills to promote good eating habits among children with disabilities.” (Jan, DCIDJ)

Mobility, Travel, Transport and Tourism


Dubai makes night swimming beaches accessible “Municipality has provided dedicated services, offering floating chairs, and special ramps for an inclusive environment” (2023, Khaleeji Times)

Air Travel

Emirates engages families with neurodivergent children. “Working with local schools, autism groups and key stakeholders, Emirates and Dubai International Airport (DXB) are focused on improving the travel experience for neurodivergent passengers, facilitating ‘travel rehearsals’ where children can practice their journey through the airport and onboard aircraft, as well as working directly with families to delight superfans like Humza, age 11, on his first flight with Emirates.” (2023, Emirates)