June 13, 2024
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Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MBRHE) Wins “Gold” in “Wosool” seal certificate by Dubai Municipality

The Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MBRHE) announced that its Customer Happiness Center and HQ building have been awarded the Gold Certificate in the “Wosool” seal, certifying accessibility for people of determination, issued by the Dubai Municipality.

This achievement underscores the institution’s unwavering commitment to provide an inclusive and comfortable environment for all segments of society, including people of determination and the elderly and aligns with the “My Community… A City for Everyone” initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, aimed at transforming Dubai into a fully friendly city for people of determination.

This certificate, issued by Dubai Municipality, recognizes the institution’s adherence to the “Dubai Universal Design Code” under the “Accessible for All” category, demonstrating its commitment to comprehensive accessibility standards.

Maryam Al Suwaidi, Director of Strategy and Development at the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MBRHE), expressed her pride in this achievement, noting that it adds to the institution’s rich record of empowering people of determination and integrating them into the community. Al Suwaidi emphasized that this accomplishment reflects the diligent efforts of the team in implementing all standards of the “Wosool” certificate, ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for all visitors and customers. She also highlighted the institution’s dedication to enabling people of determination, enhancing their participation and integration into society, and providing all the support for them to be more creative and influential in building and prospering their community.

Huda Mohammed Al Falasi, Team Leader of the Friendly segment of People of Determination initiative at the institution, said: “We are proud to receive this certificate that confirms our commitment to providing an inclusive environment for everyone. We will continue to improve our services and offer the best experiences for all customers and visitors.”

Comprehensive Design to Serve Everyone

The Customer Happiness Center and the main building of the institution are equipped with facilities that ensure easy access and service for everyone, including standardized walking pathways, suitable elevators and stairs, designated parking spaces for people of determination, and clear, easy-to-understand signages.

My Community… A City for Everyone Initiative

Launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the “My Community… A City for Everyone” initiative aims to transform Dubai into a fully friendly city for people of determination by supporting and enhancing the emirate’s efforts in empowering people of determination, maximizing their participation and integration into society, and creating new pathways to ensure their positive engagement in the social environment independently, making them capable of production and creativity.

Wosool Rating Standards

The “Wosool” certification for buildings qualified for people of determination by Dubai Municipality aims to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all members of society. These standards include comprehensive guidelines ensuring easy access to buildings, public facilities, and services through:

  • Creating Standardized Walking Pathways: Ensuring pathways are wide enough, flat surface, and slip-resistant to facilitate movement for both the elderly and people of determination.
  • Providing Suitable Elevators and Stairs: Ensuring easy access to elevators and stairs, with enough space for wheelchairs, ensure the availability of handrails on both sides of the stairs, and wide doors for smooth access.
  • Designating Parking Spaces for People of Determination: Ensuring a sufficient number of designated parking spaces easily accessible from the building entrances.
  • Designing Clear Signage: Ensuring signage is easy to read and understand for everyone, including those with visual impairments, using large fonts, contrasting colors, and clear symbols.

The establishment invites the public to visit its official website at www.mbrhe.gov.ae  to learn more about its services and the ongoing efforts to develop the housing sector in Dubai.

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