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UAE mall introduces ‘Quiet Hour’ for shoppers with autism

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By Cece Leadon

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Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall is going to run a monthly “Quiet Hour” to improve the shopping experience for people with autism and other audio-sensory conditions.

It will be held on the first Monday of each month from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon.

The initiative is a joint project run by the Mall and the Zayed Higher Organisation.

The hour aims to provide a quieter customer environment, while raising awareness of their needs and enhancing social inclusion.

The Zayed Higher Organisation has also collaborated with the Early Childhood Authority to create sensory play areas at Yas Mall and Al Jimi Mall in Al Ain to help to develop their skills.

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