Dubai airports have special counters for differently abled

Dubai, Dec 29 (IANS/WAM) Dubai airports have taken measures to cater to differently abled passengers by installing special counters to help them.

The city has proved that it cares for all the sections of the society as one of the primary challenges facing those with physical disabilities at airports world-wide is mobility, especially while passing through custom counters and reaching the gates.

“Dubai has taken note of this and the general directorate of residency and foreign affairs Dubai has taken measures to cater to disabled passengers at all terminals of the airports, including Al Maktoum Airport,” said the Gulf Today in an editorial on Tuesday.

The move has been registered as the first in the Middle East and one of the few in the world.

An e-gate has been allocated for disabled people, while the smart gate is the first of its kind in the Middle East which allows the disabled people to travel in 18 seconds only.

Last year, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, issued a law to protect the rights of people with disabilities.

The law was aimed to provide health care services, therapeutic services, rehabilitation, in addition to providing educational opportunities that are equal to those provided to their peers at all stages.

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