December 07, 2008

Moving Dubai Ahead

Hadas Kroitoru offers an insight into efforts at inclusion for tourists in the Middle East in the article "Tourism for All":

When four-time Paralympian and world traveler Sharon Myers entered her handicap-accessiblesuite in Dubai's world-renowned Burj Jumeriah Hotel on a visit four years ago, she was amazed. It was the most luxurious room she had ever seen. Myers had no problems accessing the suite's second floor on the elevator, no difficulty getting through the widened doors, and the bathroom's roll-in shower, she says, was not only fully accessible, but it was absolutely gorgeous – covered in blue and turquoise tiles – the most elegant she had ever seen.

There was just one hitch – there was no bench in the shower...

Full story:

http://www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=23508

Posted by rollingrains at December 7, 2008 05:06 PM