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DXB and DWC contain a full range of services and facilities for passengers with disabilities and reduced mobility.

People with disabilities are known in the United Arab Emirates as ‘People of Determination’ (POD), following an announcement by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
In line with the vision of the UAE leadership, Dubai Airports is committed to providing special assistance to People of Determination. The following services and facilities are available at Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC). 

Car parking 

Disabled drivers will get complimentary parking for two hours in all terminals at DXB. There is free parking at DWC for all passengers. For the full list of car parking rates at DXB, click here 

Airport drop-off 

There are prioritised drop-off areas for passengers requiring special assistance at both DXB and DWC,  at all airport terminal entrances. 

Check-in areas

There are dedicated check-in areas for special assistance passengers at DXB and DWC – please look out for digital signage. 


Throughout DXB and DWC, all washrooms contain at least one cubicle for disabled passengers. To find the nearest washrooms, please follow the signs, or ask airport staff.

Wheelchair access 

If you or any of your family members require special assistance, including access to wheelchairs, please inform your airline in advance. Our airport staff will be there to assist as soon as your plane lands in Dubai. 


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