Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group

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Dubai Accessible Tourism International Summit (DATIS) emerges as a global platform to make cities friendlier to People of Determination

A panel representing People of Determination discussing about the challenges they face when traveling during the 1st edition of DATISHis Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, has asserted that the Dubai Accessible Tourism International Summit (DATIS) is a qualitative addition to the international efforts aimed at making the world better and more accessible to tourists from within the ranks of People of Determination.

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Accessible Aviation: Galloping Growth

ICAO, IATA and ACI are aggressively working their ways to make the aviation industry more and more accessible to people with disabilities
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Dubai set to be friendliest place for ‘people of determination’

A series of initiatives help develop and empower those with special needs
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Accessible Aviation: Galloping Growth

ICAO, IATA and ACI are aggressively working their ways to make the aviation industry more and more accessible to people with disabilities
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Dubai to host first 'Accessible Tourism' summit

Dubai will host the inaugural ‘Accessible Tourism International Summit’ on 5th-6th November at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Initiatives for Persons with Disabilities Will Help Build Inclusive Society

Around the UAE, efforts to integrate people with disabilities into public life are becoming increasingly visible.
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Hotels should perform an access audit to help people of determination

Hotels in the Middle East need to do more to engage with people of determination, said Steve Dering, head of engagement at Direct Access.
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‘Discrimination biggest challenge for differently-abled’

A large number of people including people of determination, teachers and trainers have attended the three-day Self-Advocates Summit. It was the first time the summit was held in the UAE and organised by the Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS).
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Airports in the UAE: the accessible services for travellers with special needs

Travelling solo when you have restricted mobility, or taking a holiday with children or companions who have special needs, means that journeys need to be carefully planned.
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Improving access at airports 'will encourage people with disabilities to travel'

Improving airport facilities for the disabled will ­encourage more people in the UAE with special needs to travel, campaigners said.
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FLYING WITH A DISABILITY: EVERYTHING DISABLED TRAVELLERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BOOKING AND CATCHING A FLIGHT

Over 200 million people flew in and out of the UK last year, with more than half of Brits travelling by air at some point.
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Making the journey accessible for every passenger

Nathalie von Bomhard, Head of IT Management for Fraport’s FraCareServices, discusses how airports can leverage optimisation software to meet the needs of passengers with reduced mobility.
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DUBAI AIRPORT ACCESSIBILITY

The City of Dubai is served by the Dubai International Airport (DXB). The airport is located in close proximity to the city’s Deira Creek area, and is connected to it via the metro subway system
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Promoting accessible tourism for all

Globally, it is estimated that there are over 1 billion persons with disabilities, as well as more than 2 billion people, such as spouses, children and caregivers of persons with disabilities, representing almost a third of the world’s population, are directly affected by disability.
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One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher for developing countries. One-fifth of the estimated global total, or between 110 million and 190 million people, experience significant disabilities.