Autism in Dubai: Bike Club to Raise Awareness on 6th March

Autism in Dubai: Bike Club to Raise Awareness on 6th March

Autism Awareness Ride will be taking place at Dubai Investment Park on 6th March. The event is open to the public and free of charge, with food, fun activities and discussions on autism planned for the day

Autism, also known as autism spectrum disorder, is a developmental disorder characterised by challenges with repetitive behaviour patterns, social and communication skills, etc. To raise awareness of autism and its symptoms, Berets MC, a bike club in Dubai, is organising Autism Awareness Ride at Dubai Investment Park on 6th March. This is the fifth time that this event is taking place, with the help of various exhibitors and other supporters. The event is free and open to bike riders, teachers and children from UAE’s autism schools, and other members of the public who are interested in supporting this cause.

The event will start at 10 am at the Indian Motorcycle Showroom, with bikers from bike clubs from all over the UAE, taking part in the ride on an off-city road. It will end at 11 am in Dubai Investment Park. Those with an official bike license from RTA and their own motorcycles can participate.

Other visitors can watch and meet bikers, enjoy food, listen to Dubai Drums and engage in games and other fun activities during the day. There will be a kids’ play area and a magic show by Magic Phil and his team, to keep the children entertained. Adam Griffin, Occupational Therapy at Autism Rocks Support Center, will also be present on the occasion to lead a discussion on autism, spreading awareness about the disorder.

The UAE, like other countries in the GCC and around the world, has witnessed an increase in the number of cases of autism, according to Dubai Autism Centre. The Autism Awareness Ride by Berets MC has, over the last five years, helped people learn more about this condition, its symptoms and the various autism schools and other organisations in the UAE working with people who have autism. 

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.