The Dubai Municipality has confirmed plans to start with the reformation of all major parks in the Emirate and turn them into a more accessible and friendly parks designed for the disabled people within the next two years, and completely so by the year 2020.
This undertaking is brought about by the scheme “My Community-A City for Everyone” headed by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and also the assurance of the local body to accomplish Dubai Government’s strategic goal to be one of the most friendly cities in the world for people with special needs by the year 2020.
Restructuring works are scheduled to kick off in October and is likely to finish approximately in two years. The Mamzar Beach Park and Jumeirah Beach Park are the sites where the first phase of the project will be implemented, following by the other major parks.
According to the Director General of Dubai Municipality, the project is concern with all major residential and public parks stressing its commitment to provide disabled children a place to play and assist them in socializing with the people in all fields of life. Because of its objective, great attention has been given to the requirements laid for the buildings and public facilities including markets, parks, and streets. Their initiative also includes the activities that will link and facilitate the incorporation of people with special needs.
Included in the long term plans of the project is the installation of playing equipments, putting up enough toilet facilities and parking spaces dedicated for the physically challenged drivers. People with disabilities are free to all major parks and wheelchairs are also available whenever they need.