White Cane March at Expo 2020 in Support of People of Determination

  • Publish date: Sunday، 17 October 2021
White Cane March at Expo 2020 in Support of People of Determination

H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of People of Determination, led the White Cane March held today at Expo 2020 Dubai on the occasion of International White Cane Day.

The International White Cane Day is observed worldwide every year on 15 October to recognise the achievements of visually impaired people and their movement from dependency to active participation in society.

His Highness was accompanied by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence; Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development; Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai; and Abdullah Abdul-Ali Al Humaidan, Secretary-General of the Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination.


The White Cane March featured the military band of Dubai Police. Etisalat supported the event as a Main Partner. A number of senior officials, visually impaired people and Expo visitors also participated in the event.

Free Tickets and Discounts for people of determination

Expo 2020 Dubai offers free tickets to people of determination, while one of their companions can avail a 50% discount.

They can also obtain a range of services by presenting approved government cards such as: people of determination card and Sanad card in the UAE, as well as cards for Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payments (PIP), EU card for people of determination, the USA’s ADA card for people of determination, and the French card for people of determination, among others.

‘PoDium’ app

Expo 2020 offers the ‘PoDium’ app, an interactive technology platform specifically designed to help people of determination tour the site and get information on accessible features and facilities in each pavilion.

The site offers accessible facilities to a range of people of determination include those with visual and hearing impairment, intellectual impairment, dementia, photo-sensitive epilepsy and reduced mobility.

Expo 2020 also offers people of determination accessible services at Dubai’s airports and on Dubai Metro and Expo Rider buses and taxis, in addition to parking facilities at the venue and transport assistance to and from the car parks and within the venue.

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