Travelling is an unnerving experience and it’s particularly difficult for those who have physical or hidden disabilities. But Dubai International Airport (DXB) does whatever it can to make sure this travel experience is seamless for everybody. And appreciating this effort by the airport, it has now received accreditation from the Airport Council International under its Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation Program.
DXB Receives Accreditation From ACI
Proud of @DXB achieving Accessibility Accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI).
Our pioneering People of Determination (POD) initiatives contribute to Dubai's vision to be a world leading disability-friendly city. @DubaiAirports
— HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (@HHAhmedBinSaeed) July 19, 2023
Recently, Dubai Airports took to its official Twitter account to announce that the Dubai International Airport (DXB) has received accreditation from Airports Council International under its Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation Program. In a report by the Dubai Media Office, it was revealed that this is a first-of-its-kind initiative. Yes, and it recognises global airports’ commitment to accessible travel operations.
So, it is worth noting that the certification acknowledges the DXB’s ongoing prioritisation of a safe and inclusive airport experience for every passenger. Yes, this includes even those folks who have physical and hidden disabilities as well. So, with the launch of a phased two-year plan addressing and elevating the travel experience, the airport has proven its dedication towards offering an inclusive travel experience. This is especially true for the People of Determination. As such, it has also launched a travel planner for pre-travel preparation and even designed an autism-friendly route apart from implementing a large-scale training programme!
The Airport Aim At Offering Elavating Travel Experience For Everybody!
As it happens, under the banner of ‘We All Meet The World Differently,’ the airport contributes towards Dubai’s vision of becoming the world’s leading disability-friendly city. And, to make the travel experience inclusive, they have designed their infrastructure thoughtfully. Not to mention, these facilities are available to all people of determination with hidden disabilities, according to the Chief Operating Officer, Majed Al Joker. Now coming to the ACI accreditation, it should be noted that this initiative has been designed to help airports evaluate, measure, and improve their accessibility culture!
So, with this prestigious accreditation awarded to the Dubai International Airport, this just reinstates the fact that Dubai is surely on its way to becoming a leading disability-friendly city.
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