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22 new access ramps in Downtown Dubai

In line with Dubai’s vision to make public areas accessible for people with mobility problems, Emaar has taken on an initiative to build access ramps across its communities – with one of the most recent being the facility in the Yansoon 5 tower located in Old Town Residences, Downtown Dubai. This is one of 22 ramps that have been installed across the community.


Wings of Angelz at the ramp opening

Official opening of the Yansoon 5 ramp

All smiles with the ECM team

Young friends from the community cheering on

The access ramp was officially opened by a wheelchair bound volunteer, Ms. Shobhika Kalra and Emaar Community Management. Shobika was the first to use the ramp and is working towards encouraging more organisations in Dubai to make the city wheelchair friendly through a social initiative called Wings of Angelz. She also raises awareness on social media using the hashtag #BuildARamp.


The facility can be used by residents or visitors on wheelchairs as well as people with strollers or carts.