Dubai: Dubai Municipality has achieved the Guinness World Record for installing the world’s longest Braille handrail in Dubai Frame, one of the Emirate’s most renowned attractions.
Through the construction of the handrail measuring 319 meters by 11 centimeters along the frame, the municipality secured the first record for rehabilitating facilities for people of determination.
The achievement is a reflection of the Municipality’s efforts, values, and plans to design proactive and integrated services, which not only exceed the expectations and happiness of people but also empower people of determination and offer all facilities and take measures to enhance their lives and improve their integration into society.
This accomplishment further reinforces the vision and objectives of Dubai to become a city that is accessible and friendly to people of determination.
Mr. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, emphasized the Municipality’s commitment to offer all facilities and services for people of determination and elevate their levels of empowerment and inclusion in society, following its initiatives and community responsibility towards them.
In addition, it is under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to ensure all facilities for a decent life in the country, particularly for people of determination and improving the quality of their lives.
Mr. Al Hajri remarked that, “Since 2019, Dubai Municipality has been developing plans to equip all its buildings and service centers. Over the years, we have completed the construction of 125 buildings following the Dubai Universal Design Code ‘Category of People of Determination’. In addition, the Municipality integrated the seal of the Wosool Service to the building permits and building completion certificates, which monitors the fulfilment of the category-friendly standards, as a main condition for the issuance and certification of licenses.”
Dubai Municipality operates within a plan and accepted standards for the renovation of all its buildings and amenities to meet the requirements of the Dubai Building Code (DBC), which is one of the greatest worldwide practices to be appropriate for people of determination of the categories.
This year, the Municipality stepped up its efforts to empower people of determination by offering them a range of services and amenities on Dubai’s public beaches. Furthermore, the Municipality provided 28 beach parking lots, 16 toilets, eight floating chairs for use and swimming at sea, as well as seven beach wheelchairs.