Like any other heavily-populated city in the world, Abu Dhabi has high requirements for accessibility. It is the second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates.
Keeping in line with that, anchors and floating wheels have now been added to two of the city's beaches, allowing the elderly and people with disabilities to enjoy the waters. On Sunday, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality confirmed that four floating wheels on Corniche Beach and two floating wheels on Al Bateen Beach have been added.
Al Bateen Beach is quite picturesque and is a great place for swimming, basking, fishing, and picnics. It has kayak and Jet Ski available for rentals. Corniche Beach, on the other hand, is deemed as a city beach with international clean-water status. It has ropes that restrict the swimming distance for visitors.
This is done to offer people with limited mobility a memorable and comfortable beach experience. "As active members of society, people of determination deserve to be provided with the facilities that increase their access to services," a municipal official told.
The aforesaid floating wheels warrant security and safety of people of determination as they practice swimming and enjoy the beach water, the official added. Aside from that, the municipality has successfully rehabilitated thirty game sites that comprise nine play areas located in Abu Dhabi Corniche, and four play areas that serve people of determination.
Adopting a design that suits the needs of people with disabilities, these facilities have been introduced at the beaches, as well as public parks so that these people can enjoy the seawater and experience beautiful moments brimming with fun and happiness, the official said.
Moreover, the municipality also confirmed that it has successfully established ten walkways exclusively for people of determination at Abu Dhabi beaches. Two of these walkways have been placed on Al Bateen public beach and Al Bateen ladies beach, while the remaining eight were built on Corniche Beach. To enhance their overall beach experience, people with disabilities have been allocated special seats as well.
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