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
Join the region’s dedicated event, that aims to bring the world’s latest robotic and assistive technology products and other services under one roof with the goal of enhancing lives of more than 50 million people in the region having disabilities.
Present new products and services to more than 3,000 buyers from over 50 countries
Gain first-hand insight into regional special needs provision through face-to-face meetings with local healthcare and special needs experts
Strengthen relationships with existing clients, source new contacts and increase ROI
Influencers and Decision Makers for implementing the integration of Disabled People
Representatives from the UAE, GCC, and the rest of the ME
Public and Private Operators
Building Constructors, Developers
Engineers, Architects and Designers in disabled people environment
Crews of Centres, Clinics and Hospitals for disabilities and rehabilitation
Schools & Universities
Medical Specialists, Therapists, Physicians
Organisers of Tourism for people with special needs
Persons with disabilities
Educators, Social Workers, Volunteers
AccessAbilities Expo QUICK FACTS
AccessAbilities Expo, puts the decision-makers, stakeholders and all members of the society at the forefront of knowing the requirements and needs of stakeholders and enabling them develop strategic plans to achieve comprehensive integration and sustainable development, by providing them with the best services. The Expo has facilitated the Ministry’s mission to achieve high efficiency of the Code and enhance the vision of our government to make the UAE friendly to the People of Determination.
Her Excellency Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid Minister of Community Development, UAE
DHA is keen to provide the best experiences in supporting and promoting the best policies for the People of Determination to enable Dubai become a friendly city for them. The Authority is continuing its mission to promote the health tourism industry in Dubai and increase the Emirate’s contribution to international tourism and strengthen the health tourism governance systems, with the aim of attracting 500,000 People of Determination as tourists.
His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Al QatamIChairman of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
The People of Determination are part of the society and our wise leadership has accorded great attention to this group, through the enactment of laws and legislations that ensures they conduct their daily lives and various activities with ease. Dubai Municipality has adopted the Dubai Universal Design Code which has laid down the standards of comprehensive designs for buildings and takes into account all the requirements of the community.
In 2020 all of our tourist attractions will be friendly to them.
His Excellency Dawood Al HajriDirector General of Dubai Municipality
The Community Development Authority is on the road to make Dubai a friendly city for People of Determination through the implementation of the legislations, directives, standards and relevant regulations aimed at achieving the initiative, A City for Everyone, and reach the goal of having a community friendly to the People of Determination. CDA has put forward several initiatives to our wise government that puts the People of Determination on top of its priorities.
His Excellency Ahmed JulfarDirector General of the Community Development Authority in Dubai
Dubai Customs was among the first to exempt people of determination from customs duties on medical equipment and goods, following the cabinet federal decree. Dubai Customs participation in AccessAbilities Expo was very positive because it was a chance to learn about the latest and most advanced technologies which serve people of determination. These smart solutions are intended to help people of determination live a natural life, rely on themselves and integrate them into work and schools.
His Excellency Ahmed Mahboob MusabihDirector of Dubai Customs
The new technologies and scientific solutions to be showcased at the AccessAbilities Expo will enable People of Determination to perform their functions in a manner appropriate to their nature.
This will make it easier for the People of Determination to be fully integrated into the community.
It will also stimulate the institutions concerned and participants to better understand the needs of People of Determination and provide innovative and smart solutions.
His Excellency Khalifa Bin DarraiExecutive Director of Du bai Corporation for Ambulance Services
We've made many achievements to empower and serve People of Determination. This is in line with the National Policy for Empowering People of Determination and the implementation of the initiative, My Community… A City for Everyone, launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, to transform Dubai into a friendly city by 2020 by supporting and strengthening the Emirate’s efforts in empowering People of Determination.
His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al MarriCommander - in - Chief of Dubai Police
The RTA has awarded the contract for the development of three stations on the Dubai Metro’s Red Line, as part of a five - year integrated plan to develop the Metro stations and improve the infrastructure around the Metro stations and Maritime transport to enhance the integration of various means of transport, to achieve customers happiness and improve the experience of pedestrians and bicycle users in addition to providing a safe and easy transportation environment for People of Determination.
His Excellency Mattar Al TayerDirector General and Cha irman of the Board of Directors
We pay great attention to our customers and employees, through programs and initiatives that comply with international best practices and standards. During its participation, DEWA showcased technology solutions, smart services and initiatives and programs that we provides to support the People of Determination. DEWA is the first government agency in the UAE to launch Asher initiative and has developed its website and smart application to facilitate information access to People of Determination.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al TayerManaging Director of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
We’re proud to be associated with AccessAbilities as it showcases technologies and services that will impact the lives of specially-abled people focusing on spreading happiness in all segments of society. With Etisalat’s long-term focus and strategy on ‘Driving the Digital Future’ we aim to get the best in technologies and services from across the world for all our subscribers that will improve their lives, integrate them in the society and enable them to overcome their daily challenges.
Dr. Ahmed bin Ali Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications of Etisalat Group
Our participation in the Expo was a very successful and fruitful event. Our participation included the display of a smart platform that provides education and rehabilitation services to the Ministry’s centres for the People of Determination. The expo has contributed towards enhancing the knowledge and benefit from the experiences of the participating international companies with the most important technologies and smart solutions to support the lives of People of Determination.
H.E. Wafaa SulaimanDirector of the Department of Welfare and Rehabilitation of People of Determination (MOCD)
Technology has been playing a significant role in various ways toward improving the lives of People of Determination. Last year, during our participation in the AccessAbilities Expo, we explored the latest assistive technology from across the world and this year we look forward to more.
The latest innovations in technology and services give access to better learning and enable the People of Determination to function much more independently.
Majid Abdulla Al UsaimiMember of Dubai Executive Council & Executive Director of Dubai Club for People of Determination
The Hashemite Kingdom has several achievements in the field of empowering People of Determination through the development of laws and legislations that guarantee their rights and access to an open life away from isolation, exclusion and restriction. Jordan has put accessible tourism under the spotlight and has started to implement model initiatives that includes all the tourist and health facilities for the People of Determination in the cities of Aqaba and Petra and the Abdali.
His Royal Highness Prince Mired bin Zaid President of the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (HCD), Jordan
The AccessAbilities Expo is a global platform that confirms the status of the United Arab Emirates in caring for the People of Determination and highlighting their achievements and aspirations. Our participation in the 3rd edition of the AccessAbilities Expo was aimed at building relationship with the international participants and at the same time publicizing the efforts of the government to make Abu Dhabi a friendly city for People of Determination.
His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Al Khaili Head of Community Development Department, Abu Dhabi
The Expo is an important event in the world and I was keen to visit it every year from America. When I started implementing the project of Sanad Village in the Sustainable City of Dubai, I decided to announce it through the Expo. The interaction we had with various governmental and private entities and their interest in the Sanad project, during our participation in the Expo, has exceeded our expectations by far, and I was very pleased with the volume of public turnout at our Stand whether for work, support or inquiry.
Dr. Muhannad FraihatFounder and President of Sanad Village
"The UAE leadership’s vision is to make the nation fully disabled-friendly and enhance the participation of people with disabilities."
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al MaktoumPresident of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines and Group
"AccessAbilities Expo reflects the values established in the UAE society towards the people of determination."
His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Al QatamiChairman of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
"The Authority is keen to ensure that all its projects, facilities and mass transport services are friendly to the category of stakeholders."
His Excellency Mattar Al TayerDirector General and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Roads and Transport Authority
"The Expo is an ideal platform for the review of the social services provided by the Authority to the stakeholders"
His Excellency Ahmed JulfarDirector General of the Community Development Authority in Dubai
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