Bahrain’s premium shopping, entertainment, and lifestyle destination, City Centre Bahrain has become the first mall in the kingdom to receive a Gold Certificate from the World Disability Union (WDU).
According to the statement, “This prestigious certificate is granted to establishments that successfully implement environmental standards for people with disabilities.” WDU is a global organization established with the aim of representing and empowering all persons with disabilities.
City Centre Bahrain caters to all mall visitors, providing a world-class shopping experience. The mall provides 50 designated parking spaces for People of Determination in its Car Park building, in addition to 8 free wheelchair cabinets near all mall gates for easy access.
“We are delighted to be recognized for our work towards increased inclusion and accessibility for the community. At City Centre Bahrain we continue to find ways to create the best shopping experience for all our visitors. Therefore, we continue to find ways to implement the best practices and environmental standards, as well as enhance the services and facilities across the mall to accommodate the needs of People of Determination and their families.”
As per the statement, “The mall has also placed a wheelchair ramp at all entrances, cinemas, and restaurants, offers 38 accessible toilets on all floors, and features handicap panels in all its elevators.”
City Centre Bahrain also rents out electric wheelchairs to make shopping even more enjoyable. And in case of emergency, the mall provides evacuation wheelchairs.
“City Centre Bahrain is continuously enhancing its mall experience to align with global best practices, making it an accessible shopping destination for all,” according to the statement.
Spread across more than 158,000 sq m of retail space, City Centre Bahrain offers an international mix of more than 340 exclusive brands including 60 dining outlets, with major stores such as the kingdom’s largest Carrefour hypermarket, Saks Fifth Avenue, Debenhams, Centrepoint, and Home Centre.