Dubai: A new care network will be created under what is being called the ‘Dubai Declaration for Autism,’ it was announced on Sunday.
Vocational training, inclusion and integration are some of the key points of the six-point declaration adopted by the Dubai Executive Council (DEC) on the occasion of the World Autism Day on Sunday.
The declaration will usher
By Melanie Swan:
DUBAI // Some of the emirate’s top hotels will feature in a website for disabled travellers to make travel more attractive for those with special needs.
Jumeirah’s Zabeel Saray, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the world-famous Burj Al Arab opened their doors to James Price, founder of www.
By Gael Hannan On May 22, 2012
It was 6 am and several people were waiting to check out of the hotel and get to the airport for flights home. We were all weary, slightly hunched and dreaming of the Tim Hortons coffee we would grab as soon as we
However, the number of hoteliers who provide facilities for those who are deaf or with impaired hearing is minimal. An occasional hearing loop in a reception possibly, but many do not think about the practicalities for guests whose hearing is impaired.
As a deaf awareness tutor
An accessible hotel with well-informed staff makes disabled customers feel valued and more likely to return, says Elizabeth Mistry
Imagine checking into a beautifully appointed hotel room – but not being able to hang up your clothes, make a cup of tea or even use the telephone to ask for help.
These are not unusual problems for guests checking into many so-