Municipality will participate in the fifth edition of Dubai
International Rehabilitation Forum - Rehab Dubai 2006, which will be
held from 7-9 March 2006 at the Dubai International Exhibition
The Municipality has been giving importance to people with
special needs considering them as an integral part of the society,
said Khalid Mohammed Badri, Assistant Director of Public Relations
and Organizations Department.
"The number of people with special needs taking up jobs with
Dubai Municipality has risen to 27, including four female
employees," he said.
"Dubai Municipality is providing them with equal opportunities in
work along with other sections of the society in its different
departments and sections. People with special needs have been
enjoying a great deal of encouragement from the leadership of the
Municipality, which has been appointing them in different
departments of the civic body and has been facilitating them to
perform well in their duties," said Badri.
"The Municipality has provided special facilities in its building
for the handicapped employees. In order to make easy entry and exit
for the special needs people who come on wheel chairs, car parking
is made available near to the main entrance. The Municipality has
also provided them with special facilities such as separate toilets
and parking area for wheel chairs," he said.
"Our stall at the exhibition will showcase posters on famous
handicapped people in order to boost the morale of the handicapped
people here," said Badri.
He said the stall will provide a brief on the achievements of the
famous handicapped people in the world in their respective
Rehab 2006 exhibition will showcase the latest rehabilitation
products and services. The exhibitors will be addressing severely
disabled among the Arab population in excess of 10 million people
who now enjoy a growing awareness of their needs and aspirations.
This awareness on the part of the Islamic Governments of the Arab
World has sparked a series of Rehabilitation Projects and has pushed
the Arab Rehabilitation Market to an estimated US$ 7 Billion
The highlight of Rehab Dubai 2006 will be a special training
course held by a known academic organization that will give an
internationally affiliated certificate, scientific conference that
will bring together leading international experts in the field of
inclusion to evolve effective, multi-disciplinary inclusion
strategies for the new millennium and an exhibition.
Special pavilions will be there on accessibility and public
transport, tourism and leisure for the disabled, independent living,
abilympics, in addition to a mobility road show and sports for the
disabled and International Rehab Village comprising disability
organizations from various parts of the world.
© Press Release 2006