Established in 1993, Dubai Club for The Disabled named “Best Club” in 2013 within Dubai Sports Excellence Awards sponsored by Dubai Sports Council. Dubai Club for The Disabled aims to rehabilitate the disabled both physically and mentally to play their developmental role in the community in sports, cultural and social fields. The Club spared no efforts to devote all available capabilities to members depending on their disabilities, and provide a wide range of sports suit their abilities. The Club is keen on participating in all sports competitions both locally and internationally leading the Club athletes to ascend podiums in local and international forums. Additionally, the Club paid attention to the cultural level of its members, as it is a component of human development. The Club officials paid attention for cultural and religious activities through organization of lectures, seminars and competitions promote humanitarian values of the members. Moreover, the Club administration paid attention for social activities to promote national awareness and sense of belonging and giving to the homeland. A special division was established for ladies in order for them to take role in the Club. In addition to ladies sports activities, workshops and educational courses were held to teach ladies some traditional crafts activities, embroidery and handicrafts. Club membership does not cost any fees or charges.
Five persons with disabilities commenced the march when they decided, in 1988, to overcome difficulties and realize the idea, and so, they established the Sports Committee for The Disabled, which proved itself through the outstanding results since its beginning. Accordingly, such committee turned to a Club officially announced in 1993 with insignificant financial and technical capabilities but this did not prevent the Club members from reaching a wider global horizons achieving international scores delighted whoever lives in this great country. The Club march continuous towards excellence thanks to the financial and moral support by the nation's generous leaders as well as the significant positive shift in social awareness about the disabled sports, thanks to their creative achievements at all levels. Women gained a significant share of this attention, which subsequently turned to the achievements by the UAE ladies with disabilities. In July 2002, Ladies Club was established in Dubai Club for The Disabled by virtue of the generous gesture of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance who pointed out the need to open a special division for ladies to play an effective role in the Club. Most important activities in girls division are, in addition to sports activates and competitions, Sewing and embroidery, handicrafts, fashion design, painting on glass and training on some traditional crafts.
“international leadership in serving the disabled”
“To physically, spiritually, psychologically and intellectually rehabilitate the disabled to play their developmental role in the society equally in sports, cultural and social fields.”