My Community... A City for Everyone
In November 2013, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, launched the ‘My Community... A City for Everyone’ initiative. The initiative aims to transform Dubai into a friendly city for People of Determination by 2020 through projects and initiatives that maximise the participation of this important group in society and remove obstacles to their positive involvement as capable individuals in society. This maybe accomplished by achieving the following objectives:
Promoting equal opportunities
Maintaining community cohesion
Building community capacity and promoting social capital
Reducing and eliminating social marginalisation
To learn more about the initiative and about the Dubai Strategy for People of Determination please visit the website:
DEWA is committed to protecting the rights of People of Determination and their inclusion into society and the work environment. DEWA also works on developing the capabilities of society (individuals and institutions) in dealing with People of Determination. For some basic tips on caring for People of Determination, watch the below video.
Law No. (3) of 2022 Concerning the rights of people with disabilities in the Emirate of Dubai
To learn more about the law click on The rights of people with disabilities in the Emirate of Dubai.
The People of Determination Legislative Framework in DEWA
Official Symbols representing POD classifications
The Ministry of Community Development in the UAE has adopted official symbols representing classifications of People of Determination. These symbols were circulated to all government organisations with directives to use them in all service delivery centres, smart services, publications and media content.
This facilitates the access for POD to government services and supports their inclusion in society.