Supporting the determined ones

The launch of unified national policy‭ ‬for special needs people by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin‭ ‬Rashid Al Maktoum‭, ‬UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister‭ ‬and Ruler of Dubai‭, ‬and the announcement to address them‭ ‬as‭ ‬“people with determination”‭, ‬reflects the keenness of our leadership‭ ‬to grant equal rights to all‭, ‬including people with‭ ‬determination and encourage them to give their best and accomplish‭ ‬the heights that they deserve‭.‬

This initiative adds to the‭ ‬‘My community‭ .. ‬a city for everyone’‭ ‬initiative launched by His‭ ‬Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum‭, ‬Crown‭ ‬Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council‭, ‬which aims to make Dubai a friendly city for the‭ ‬disabled by 2020‭.‬

There is no doubt that Dubai is‭ ‬taking numerous initiatives focussed on people with determination‭, ‬but we‭ ‬must keep in mind that these initiatives are entirely to‭ ‬ensure that people with determination are able to give their best and contribute‭ ‬to the development because they deserve this‭. ‬

The General Directorate‭ ‬of Residency and Foreigners Affairs‭ (‬GDRFA‭) ‬in Dubai is actively‭ ‬working toward achieving the vision of our leadership and we have’‭ ‬launched seven intiatives‭ ‬for our employees and customers with disabilities with‭ ‬a view to ensuring speedy and convenient processing of transactions‭. ‬These initiatives are‭ ‬‘We are ready’‭, ‬Falak Tayyeb‭, ‬‘Do not‭ ‬hesitate’‭, ‬‘My Guide’‭, ‬‘Your convenience is our happiness’‭, ‬‘Guide Me’‭ ‬and‭ ‬‘Rest assured’‭.‬

The GDRFA in Dubai has been working‭ ‬with all sectors of the society as well as with‭ ‬government and private institutions toward raising awareness on the rights‭ ‬of people with determination and supporting them by enhancing their‭ ‬skills‭. ‬

The Department has also strengthened its efforts towards providing‭ ‬the necessary services and guidance to empowering people with determination‭ ‬and giving opportunities to improve their standard of living‭, ‬achieve‭ ‬independence and remove obstacles that prevent them from giving their best‭. ‬


- Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri

Director General GDRFA-Dubai

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri