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Dubai Accessible Tourism International Summit and Expo


Dubai accessible Tourism Conference logo5 to 7 November 2019, Dubai, UAE. For the first time in Dubai, an International Summit on Accessible Tourism and Expo is organised, 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.


Dubai has stepped up its efforts to make its tourist spots accessible to all and friendly to people with disabilities. The world’s second most-visited global tourist destination launched ‘My Community....A City for Everyone’ initiative to specifically make the emirate disability-friendly by 2020, in line with the vision of the government of Dubai.

This summit aims to share insights, experiences and best practices to take concrete steps to enable over one billion people with disabilities reach their destinations with ease. It aims to highlight their needs during their travels and commuting destinations.

"It is high time we make our public places and facilities like hotels, resorts, airports, transport, shopping malls, beaches, parks and museums accessible and friendly to the People with Disabilities", says His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

The Dubai Summit is a platform to understand the accessible tourism market in its totality and discover how improving the accessibility could improve the tourism-related businesses. This understanding and approach are much-needed as tourism destinations face intense competition to tap the vast market segment while tourists with access needs are ever more exploring the world and demanding facilities.

The summit shows how the city remains a socially responsible and sustainable destination. As Dubai inches towards the goal of becoming the world’s most-visited global destination, accessible tourism tag will sit perfectly well in its enterprising endeavours. Dubai is devoting much of its focus and energy making the destination accessible to all, whatever the disabilities. Dubai’s policies and initiatives are designed towards this ambitious goal. The inaugural edition of the Dubai Summit will be focused on how the emirate is heading towards achieving this objective and getting inspirations from success stories from around the world. Accessible tourism is undoubtedly going to be another success story for Dubai.

Invited speakers include senior international officials and experts in the public, private and NGO sectors who will address the experiences of their countries in sectors such as hospitality, transport and health. 

Dubai Accessible Tourism International Summit
5 to 6 November 2019
Hall 5, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Further Information

Accessible Tourism Conference and Expo website

Organiser: Nadd AlShiba PR & Event Management






General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Location: Dubai, UAE
Start Date: 05/11/2019
End Date: 07/11/2019




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