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Building a wheelchair-friendly community


In line with Dubai’s vision to make public areas accessible for people with mobility problems, Emaar has taken on an initiative to create access ramps across its communities – with one of the most recent being the facility in the Fairways tower located in The Greens & Views community.

The access ramp was officially opened by a wheelchair bound volunteer, Ms. Shobhika Kalra, her friend, Ms. Himshikha Singh and Mr. Ahmad Al Falasi, Executive Director – Group Operations, Emaar Properties PJSC. Shobika was also the first to use the ramp and is working towards encouraging more organisations in Dubai to make the city wheelchair friendly. She also raises awareness on social media using the hashtag #Build A Ramp.

As a token of appreciation, crystal plaques were presented to Ms Singh and Ms Kalra for their support and enthusiasm towards the cause.

The facility in Fairways can be used by residents or visitors on wheelchairs as well as people with strollers or carts.


The Fairways access ramp being officially opened


Shobhika Kalra was the first to use the new ramp


Shobhika and Himshikha ecstatic about the new ramp


All smiles with the ECM team on the new access ramp