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Dubai unveils floating wheelchairs for beachgoers with special needs
New floating wheelchairs, launched by the Dubai Municipality at the Emirate’s Al Mamzar and Jumeirah beach, aim to give the full beach experience for those with special needs.
The Dubai Municipality has unveiled 15 of the ‘swimming wheelchairs’ to help people of all ages with disabilities as well as those who cannot swim enjoy the water.
The French-made Mobichairs, costing AED9,000 ($2,450) each, were selected after a market study by the Dubai authority.
Dubai Municipality Director-General Hussain Nasser Lootah explained “Dubai is the first Arab city that provides this facility for people with special needs.
“The move comes as part of the civic body’s keenness to achieve the strategic goal of Dubai Government to be one of the most friendly cities in the world for people with special needs by 2020 through the initiative ‘My Community: A City for Everyone’, launched by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council.”
Lootah said a dedicated team of lifeguards and trainers will be on hand for safety and guidance.
Click here for more information on the Mobichair.
Mobichairs are available in Australia through Canberra-based Floating Beach Wheelchairs.
Article amended 14th October 2014.
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