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11 Apr 2019

BY Gary Noakes

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Emiratis ‘were understanding and disability aware’

Accessible travel champion and Travel Counsellor Nadia Clarke has returned from a trip to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah, testing the UAE’s suitability for disabled travellers, delegates at the roadshow heard.

TC Nadia trip group shot

Clarke, who spent 12 days in the emirates, uses a wheelchair and has spoken through a communication aid for more than 19 years.


“Everyone I met during my trip was very understanding and disability aware. I felt welcomed into the Emirati culture and learned so much,” she said.


The trip was funded and organised by Travel Counsellors and supported by the three emirates.


It included a desert safari, sailing and a trip to the Jebel Jais viewing deck, plus visits to Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Al Hosn Fort and Dubai Fountain show.


Travel Counsellors boss Steve Byrne said: “Nadia is the epitome of what you can achieve when you’re determined, driven and supported by people who cheer you on.”

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