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The Dubai Government places a clear emphasis on welfare for the elderly citizens with an aim to give them a sense of physical and psychological security and social adaptation. There are many programmes and schemes launched for senior citizens with the support of the government. This is reflected in provision of services to elderly people in health institutions, public utilities, and other institutions.

Senior citizens (Emiratis who are 60 years of age or over) can use public transport including buses and the metro at a 50% discount in fares. Passengers with disabilities are also able to travel on all public transport free of cost.

The Community Development Authority (CDA) has an elderly home care programme called 'Weleef', where registered care-givers conduct home visits to the elderly who live alone. To complement Weleef and to create a bond between the elderly and society; CDA and Beit Al Khair have launched the Elderly Happiness Initiative, in which licensed care-givers care for elderly Emiratis in assigned day-care centres across Dubai.

CDA also provides senior citizens cards called 'Thukher' which entitles the holders to discounts and priority treatment for government services including at Dubai Police, Dubai Customs, Dubai Civil Aviation, Dubai Municipality and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. It also provides free library membership at all Dubai public libraries.

Weleef care-giver programme for the elderly- Community Development Authority
Financial assistance request  - Ministry of Social Affairs
RTA Nol card for senior citizens - RTA
Age comes with privileges for Dubai's senior citizens - The National
Dubai Public Library reaches out to Dubai's senior citizens - Dubai Culture
Finding a home for your elders – Rochester Wellness
Elderly centre at Al Mamzar - Dubai Health Authority

 

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The Dubai Government places a clear emphasis on welfare for the elderly citizens with an aim to give them a sense of physical and psychological security and social adaptation. There are many programmes and schemes launched for senior citizens with the support of the government. This is reflected in provision of services to elderly people in health institutions, public utilities, and other institutions.

Senior citizens (Emiratis who are 60 years of age or over) can use public transport including buses and the metro at a 50% discount in fares. Passengers with disabilities are also able to travel on all public transport free of cost.

The Community Development Authority (CDA) has an elderly home care programme called 'Weleef', where registered care-givers conduct home visits to the elderly who live alone. To complement Weleef and to create a bond between the elderly and society; CDA and Beit Al Khair have launched the Elderly Happiness Initiative, in which licensed care-givers care for elderly Emiratis in assigned day-care centres across Dubai.

CDA also provides senior citizens cards called 'Thukher' which entitles the holders to discounts and priority treatment for government services including at Dubai Police, Dubai Customs, Dubai Civil Aviation, Dubai Municipality and the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. It also provides free library membership at all Dubai public libraries.

Weleef care-giver programme for the elderly- Community Development Authority
Financial assistance request  - Ministry of Social Affairs
RTA Nol card for senior citizens - RTA
Age comes with privileges for Dubai's senior citizens - The National
Dubai Public Library reaches out to Dubai's senior citizens - Dubai Culture
Finding a home for your elders – Rochester Wellness
Elderly centre at Al Mamzar - Dubai Health Authority

 

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