Dubai beach’s access ramp is a boon for wheelchair users and parents

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Roll-on access - the new wheelchair-friendly path at Kite Beach in Dubai.Roll-on access: the new wheelchair-friendly path at Kite Beach in Dubai.

Soft sand and wheelchairs make a visit to the beach an arduous, if not impossible, venture for the disabled and those with children in pushchairs. But now a beach in Dubai has changed all that with an access walkway.

DUBAI // Going to the beach is a big part of many people’s lives in the UAE, but spare a thought for the disabled because, clearly, wheelchairs and sand do not work well together.

So wheelchair users and even parents with pushchairs were pleased with the opening of a 135-metre accessibility walkway at the popular Kite Beach.

The walkway takes people close to the seafront without the stress of battling through sand, while another pathway leads from the public car park to the beach walkway.

Alona Markova, 32, has a three-year-old and a six-month-old. The Bulgarian expatriate said the ramp…

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