Jumeirah Creekside Hotel Joins Dubai’s Accessibility Movement, Becomes First Jumeirah Property to Earn Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) Designation

Jumeirah Creekside Hotel proudly joins Dubai’s accessibility movement, achieving the notable milestone of becoming the first Jumeirah property to earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) status, which awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This achievement underscores the hotel’s unwavering commitment to providing an accessible and inclusive experience for all guests, as the CAC designation is reserved for organizations committed to delivering an elevated guest experience and fostering a welcoming environment for autistic and sensory-sensitive guests and their families.

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The Emaar Hospitality Group Achieves IBCCES Certified Autism Center™ Designation, Reinforcing Commitment to Dubai’s City-Wide Accessibility Initiative

Emaar Hospitality Group, becomes the first family of hotels in Dubai to achieve Certified Autism Center™ designation through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This significant milestone showcases Emaar Hospitality’s commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all guests, ensuring their services are accessible and accommodating to autistic and sensory sensitive individuals and their families. The Group’s dedication to accessibility aligns with Dubai’s city-wide initiative to establish itself as a Certified Autism Destination™.

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Kidzapp partners with International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to Enhance Accessibility Resources in Dubai

Kidzapp is happy to announce its partnership with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), which offers the only internationally recognized industry-specific certification programs for travel, hospitality, and entertainment organizations worldwide.

With one in six people having a sensory disorder and a rising autism diagnosis rate in the region, the IBCCES and Kidzapp partnership aims to help venues to ensure autistic individuals, people of determination, and their families have more confidence visiting their facilities. A dedicated category on the Kidzapp app and website will allow families to search autism-certified venues as well as venues offering free entry for People of Determination, to find the experiences best suited for their needs.

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Dubai’s Atlantis Aquaventure becomes the first waterpark in the Middle East to earn the IBCCES Certified Autism Center™ designation

The world’s largest waterpark continues to prioritise guest experience and enhance accessibility for autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors

Atlantis Aquaventure, the world’s largest waterpark, proudly announces that it has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This certification marks the first-ever for a waterpark in the Middle East and reflects the team’s unwavering commitment to providing exceptional experiences to guests with diverse needs and ensuring an inclusive environment for all.

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Dubai Announces Initiative to Become First Certified Autism Destination™ in Middle East North Africa Region

Specialized training will be provided to attractions and resorts as a first step to welcome autistic and sensory-sensitive visitors from all over the globe and start the journey towards certification that will has a lasting impact

 

Dubai, UAE — December 15, 2022 — Dubai is taking steps to enhance the destination’s accessibility and inclusion for travelers from all over the world to the next level. The Dubai Economy and Tourism department is spearheading this movement with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to designate the first-ever Certified Autism Destination™ (CAD) outside the United States. The first phase of this initiative means all Dubai attractions, hospitality and entertainment organizations will have access to specialized autism-specific training designed to enhance staff knowledge, understanding and strategies for communication, guest experience and safety to better serve and accommodate people of determination. 

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