DTCM extends its support to Dubai
Intl. Rehabilitation Forum [Wednesday, March
8, 2006 3:34:00 am]
Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has extended its
support to the Dubai International Rehabilitation Forum (Rehab-2006)
capitalizing on the three-day exhibition-and-conference to highlight the
facilities available in the emirate for the physically challenged, elderly
and special needs visitors.
The fifth edition of the annual event
was inaugurated today (March 7) by Dr. Mariam Al Roumi, UAE Minister of
Social Affairs. It will conclude on March 9 at the Dubai International
Exhibition Centre (DIEC). It is being held under the patronage of H.H.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Minister of Finance
and Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Rehab Dubai-2006 has got together
special needs experts, institutions from the world over to brainstorm on
the need forge new partnerships and meet new challenges for special needs
On the first day of Rehab 2006, Dr. Al Roumi also
presented plaques as a token of appreciation to the the sponsors and
supporters. The DTCM were among those who were honored on the occasion.
The DTCM Executive Events, Ms. Shaikha
Al Mutawa, said: “Dubai is a visitor-friendly destination and major
popular public attractions like hotels, parks and shopping malls, offer
facilities that enable physically challenged, elderly and special needs
people explore and enjoy the emirate.”
The DTCM will distribute
2,000 copies of the pocket guide, Dubai Simply Accessible, during the
three-day. The handy publication offer insights into the special
facilities available to this segment of the society and the initiatives
being pursued to better the scenario.
A special lecture will be
delivered by Ms. Afra Al Fahim, DTCM Manager Business Development, on the
special initiatives undertaken by the DTCM to promote special needs
tourism in Dubai.
Dubai hotels and hotel apartments offer
facilities and services required by the physically-challenged and elderly.
Dubai Cruise Terminal, operated by the DTCM, has facilities that enable
the easy movement of physically challenged and elderly.
department has a Task Force for the Special Needs Tourism with
representatives of hotels and tour operators as its members in addition to
representatives from other government departments. The department is
working towards broadening the facilities available for the visitors with